2018 Lexus RC F Base 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

2018 Lexus RC F Base  0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers

The 2018 Lexus RC F Base is a Rear-wheel drive Coupe. It can accommodate up to 4 passengers. It has 2 Doors and is powered by a 5.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve engine which outputs 467 hp @ 7100 rpm and is paired with 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode gearbox. The 2018 Lexus RC F Base has cargo capacity of 287 Liters and the vehicle weighs 1795 kg. In terms of ride assists, the 2018 Lexus RC F Base has stability control and traction control in addition to anti-lock brake system (ABS). The vehicle has an optional engine as well It offers Intuitive parking assist and Rear view camera. Safety features also include Driver-side front airbag and Passenger-side front airbag. The front suspension is Front independant suspension while the rear suspension is Independent rear suspension. The car also features a Direct tire pressure monitoring system It has 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with F center wheel ornament as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car has Power windows and Power door locks. There is also a remote keyless entry feature. Moreover, the car has. The steering wheel has audio control buttons. In terms of performance, the car has 510 N.m of torque and a top speed of 285 km/h. The 2018 Lexus RC F Base accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and hits quarter mile at 12.6 seconds. Fuel consumption is 15.2 L/100km in the city and 9.5 L/100km in the highway. The car price starts at $ 87,100

Name Base
Price $ 87,100
Body Coupe
Doors 2 Doors
Engine 5.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve
Power 467 hp @ 7100 rpm
Number of Seats 4 Seats
Transmission 8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Cargo Space 287.0 L
Maximum Cargo Space 287.0 L
Wheel Type 19-inch forged aluminum wheels with F center wheel ornament
Series RC
Drivetrain Rear-wheel drive
Horsepower 467 HP
Torque 510 N.m
Top Speed 285 km/h
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) 4.7 s
Fuel Type Petrol (Gasoline)
Fuel Consumption (City) 15.2 L/100km
Fuel Consumption (Highway) 9.5 L/100km
Gear Type auto
Weight 1,770 KG
Brand Lexus
Model RC
0-400m (Quarter Mile) 12.6 s
0-400m (Quarter Mile) - Speed 182.2 km/h
0-800m (Half Mile) 20.9 s
0-800m (Half Mile) - Speed 205.1 km/h
Modifications (MODS)
Modifications Cost $ 0

2018 Lexus RC F 10th Anniversary Edition 0-100km/h & engine sound

2018 Lexus RC Used Price Estimates

Estimates based on a driving average of 12,000 miles per year
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The 2018 Lexus RC coupe backs up its sexy shape and aggressive design with strong performance and an engaging driving experience. It’s more fun to drive than most Lexus models. Although it’s heavier than many of its competitors from BMW and Audi, the Lexus is quick and handles well enough for most buyers. Even the base RC turbo, which is badged the RC 200t, accelerates quickly and delivers the same cat-like reflexes as the RC 350. More demanding drivers should step up to the V6-powered RC 300 or RC 350; you’ll appreciate the additional power over time. And the F Sport models are worth the investment for the increase in handling, although the stiff ride might be a rude awakening for longtime Lexus owners. Those seeking the ultimate Lexus performer should opt for the 467-horsepower RC F with its intoxicating V8 rumble and thrust. Still, it’s outperformed by the lighter, turbocharged BMW M4 and Cadillac ATS-V.

LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+ Now standard on every 2018 Lexus RC, Lexus Safety System+ adds a list of active-safety systems and driver aids including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, which will apply the brakes for you in emergency situations. Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Dynamic Cruise Control will keep a safe distance from the car ahead. DRIVE MODE SELECT This system is standard on all 2018 Lexus RC models, and it allows the driver to customize the coupe’s throttle response, transmission tuning and gauge cluster. Twist the knob on the console and choose among Normal, Sport, Sport+ and Eco. F Sport models also get an adjustable suspension and a Custom mode, which saves the driver’s favorite settings.

It’s a 2-door coupe, which means the 2018 Lexus RC has long doors, which can be an issue in tight parking spaces. It seats four as long as the rear-seat passengers are small and don’t mind cramped quarters. Up front the seats are comfortable in all trims and feature extra bolstering in RC Sport and RC F models, and the stylistic instrumentation combines a digital speedometer with a larger center-mounted analog tachometer. The new much larger 10.3-inch infotainment screen is wonderful, but the touch pad and joystick interface, although improved, can still be frustrating to use. In the Lexus tradition, materials are first-rate and the fit/finish is exacting.

From its large Lexus "spindle" grille -- extra-large on the RC F model -- to its fins and other aggressive details, the new 2018 Lexus RC is anything but boring. It looks more menacing and distinctive than its European and American competitors and bears a striking resemblance to the exotic Lexus LFA supercar of a few years ago. Its proportions are perfect and its stance is properly low, especially with the larger wheels and tires worn by F Sport models. To announce its additional performance, the top-dog RC F model gets uniquely stacked exhaust pipes and additional vents and flares.

The 2018 Lexus RC comes as nicely equipped as you'd expect of a luxury-sports coupe. There are standard automatic climate control, a self-dimming rearview mirror, and an infotainment system with a 10.3-inch display screen, Lexus Safety System+, rearview camera, Lexus Enform Service Connect service and onboard Wi-Fi. The 10-speaker audio system includes HD Radio, dual USB inputs and Bluetooth streaming with Eyes Free iPhone integration. F Sport models get standard variable suspension and Sport+ driving mode, heated and ventilated front seats, a suspension tuned for higher performance, and a power-adjust steering wheel. RC F models include bigger brakes, front sport seats and forged BBS aluminum wheels.

The options list starts with a navigation system that uses a touch-pad controller and includes an upgraded Enform suite with services such as Yelp, Pandora and stock prices. There are also heated/ventilated front seats, a leather interior, heated steering wheel and a moonroof. The Mark Levinson premium audio system makes even your iPod sound amazing, and should top the list for music lovers. Advanced safety features include blind-spot monitoring and a pre-collision system that can automatically brake the car. RC F models can add to their prowess with a torque-vectoring rear differential and carbon-fiber roof and rear spoiler.

Lexus’ RC coupe for 2018 offers a choice of four engines. Filling out the bottom end is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with 241 horsepower in the RC 200t. The 2018 RC 300 AWD comes with a 3.5-liter V6 putting out 260 horsepower, while the RC 350 and 350 AWD share a 3.5-liter V6 making 311 horsepower. Power for rear-wheel-drive Lexus RC models is routed through an 8-speed automatic transmission, while all-wheel-drive models have to make do with an older, less responsive 6-speed automatic. Topping the range is the 5.0-liter 467-horsepower V8 in the RC F, which is also connected to an 8-speed automatic. Note that while Lexus RC models have an edge against their BMW foes in horsepower, they aren't quite as fuel-efficient.2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (RC 200t) 241 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm 258 lb-ft of torque @ 1,650-4,400 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/32 mpg 3.5-liter V6 (RC 300 AWD) 260 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm 236 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-4,800 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/26 mpg 3.5-liter V6 (RC 350) 311 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm 277 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/28 mpg (RWD), 19/26 mpg (AWD)5.0-liter V8 (RC F) 467 horsepower @ 7,100 rpm 389 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800-5,600 rpm EPA city/highway fuel economy: 16/25 mpg

The 2018 Lexus RC 200t has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) just over the $ 41,000 mark, including the $ 995 destination charge. If you want all-wheel drive, the RC 300 AWD starts at about $ 43,750, about $ 1,300 less than the rear-wheel-drive RC 350. The AWD RC 350 starts just over $ 46,000. Those prices are a little less than for a BMW 4 Series, an Infiniti Q60 or Audi A5, but quite a bit more than the excellent Cadillac ATS coupe. If you're looking to endanger your license, the RC F starts a little over $ 65,000, in line with a BMW M4 coupe but several thousand more than the Audi S5. Prices climb quickly once you start adding options. Do check the Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying, and note that the RC should retain its value very nicely.

2018 Lexus RC F Base Exterior Colors

Atomic Silver
Eminent White Pearl
Nebula Gray Pearl
Ultra White
Ultrasonic blue mica 2.0
Molten Pearl
Liquid Platinum
Solar flare
Ultra White

2018 Lexus RC F Base Interior Colors

Rioja Red
Circuit red

2018 Lexus RC Engines

Engine Standard in Trim Power Torque Fuel Consumption - City Fuel Consumption - Highway 0-100 km/h Quarter Mile Half Mile
5.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve Base 467 hp @ 7100 rpm 510 N.m 15.2 L/100km 9.5 L/100km 4.7 s 12.6 s 20.9 s
5.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve Base 467 hp @ 7100 rpm 510 N.m 15.2 L/100km 9.5 L/100km 4.6 s 12.4 s 20.6 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 300 AWD 260 hp @ 6600 rpm 510 N.m 13.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km 7.1 s 13.6 s 25.5 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 350 AWD 311 hp @ 6600 rpm 510 N.m 13.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km 6.2 s 12.8 s 24.0 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 24-valve 300 AWD 260 hp @ 6600 rpm 510 N.m 13.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km 7.1 s 13.6 s 25.5 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 24-valve 350 AWD 311 hp @ 6600 rpm 510 N.m 13.1 L/100km 9.8 L/100km 6.2 s 12.8 s 24.0 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 24-valve 300 AWD 255 hp @ 6400 rpm 510 N.m 12.6 L/100km 9.2 L/100km 7.0 s 13.5 s 25.2 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 24-valve 350 AWD 307 hp @ 6400 rpm 510 N.m 12.6 L/100km 9.2 L/100km 6.1 s 12.7 s 23.7 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 24-valve 350 AWD 307 hp @ 6400 rpm 510 N.m 12.6 L/100km 9.1 L/100km 6.1 s 12.7 s 23.7 s
3.5L V6 DOHC 24-valve 350 307 hp @ 6400 rpm 510 N.m 12.3 L/100km 8.5 L/100km 6.3 s 14.3 s 23.7 s

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Lexus RC Overview and History

The new Lexus RC has received improvements to aerodynamics, RC tires and suspension, as well as improved engine response and steering sense. Toyota's luxury division is taking the fight to BMW more clearly than ever, with the RC coupe, a brand new nameplate that rivals the 4 Series.
If American car-manufacturer heads had been warned about a Japanese take-over in the mid 80's, they would have almost certainly laughed at the prospect. Humorous or not, the Japanese did conquer US, not through mecha led wars but rather through anime and cars. However, before the mild-assault began, there were a series of weird meetings held in secrecy in chairman chambers.

Such a meeting was held in 1983 between Toyota chairman Eiji Toyoda and his company executives. Toyoda had not invited his enforcers over for cookies and tea but to question them about the possibility of developing a luxury-car line that could successfully compete with American brands. The project was labeled as F1 -Flahship 1- and proved to be a most lucrative  endeavor. The result was a vehicle that later became known as the Lexus LS 400 prior to its US premier.

The LS 400 was not just a car that took time and resources to built. In researching American luxury-product consumer habits and lifestyles, the Japanese went as far as renting a house in Laguna beach in order to observe their “subjects” closely. Offspring of long-gestating consumer research and cutting-edge engineering, the LX 400 was a hit.

Endorsed by insightful advertising, the LS 400 made its entrance at the North American Auto Show in Detroit, 1989 where it was one of the main attractions. And how could it not have been after 24 engineering teams and a few thousands employees worked on 450 prototypes at the cost of a paltry $ 1 billion investment?

The main advantage Lexus had over Acura, that had reached US markets 3 years before, was its uniqueness. Unlike the first Acura models which were sold as rebadged Hondas, the Lexus held little connections to Toyota design patterns.

Silent, ergonomic, powerful and reliable, the LS became a fierce competitor for European imports such as Mercedes Benz and BMW, whose sales drastically dropped following Lexus' trumpeting market entrance.

Models like the ES 250 followed which along the LS registered enough sales to allow the brand expanding through an 81-dealership network. During those first years of sales, Lexus became the top-selling luxury car in the U.S. Things were going smoothly for the Japanese manufacturer, just like its cars, and in 1991, two new models were released: the SC400 coupe and the ES 300 sedan. The latter was marketed as a replacement for the ES 250 and quickly became the company's best selling sedan.

Following the release of a heir to the LS 400 and the Toyota Aristo-based series of the GS, Lexus entered the sport utility vehicle segment in 1996 with the launch of the LX 450, a large car based on the Toyota Land Cruiser 100. By 1998, Lexus would release the RX, a top-selling crossover based on Toyota's Camry model as well as a new series of the GS. During the following years, further technological improvements such as the introduction of the Lexus Hybrid Drive system on the 2005 RX 400h, resulted in an even greater sales increase.

Things were so good for Lexus that it has constantly grown since its inception. The brand has been introduced to the Japanese home-market in 2005 as well as it has in other regions of Asia and South America as well as Australia and Europe. By 2007, Lexus had spread in over 50 countries and it continues to grow. The company's “pursuit of perfection” is fronted by its current line-up, comprised of the IS, LS and RX series among others as well as the avant-garde LF-A concepts.

2018 Lexus RC Consumer Reviews

Missing surround camera, HUB & auto braking
Great vehicle. What I like - fit & finish, comfort, handling, interior, exterior design, night vision, fold down back seats, gas mileage and dash controls. The paint should have an additional coat of clear coat and wet sand out the orange peel before final layer.
Great sporty car
Fun car to drive. Lots of features, but missing some important ones. Fit & Finish is first class. Interior is a great design. Back seat is of little value. Basically a two-seater. Luggage space is fantastic when back seats are turned down.
agreecost, 10/30/2019
"Great sporty car"
Fun car to drive. Lots of features, but missing some important ones. Fit & Finish is first class. Interior is a great design. Back seat is of little value. Basically a two-seater. Luggage space is fantastic when back seats are turned down.
yardgone, 09/27/2019
"Amazing car!"
For the price I could have gone with a faster car however for the amazing sound the NA V8 in the RC-F makes is worth the weight of the vehicle. I love the styling of the car as well and get compliments all the time on the way it looks! I enjoy the interior of the car and feel the build quality is definitely on point and exceeds other cars in the same price range. My only real gripe is the weight and handling as you can feel how heavy the car is when driving around.
dryeastward, 06/14/2019
"A rare gem!!!"
This is by far my favorite car I've owned, and I've owned tons. The performance, the reliability, and the fit-and-finish of this car leaves nothing to be desired. The build quality is masterful, and the looks you get from passers by highlight the rarity of this machine. The only thing I'm not the biggest fan of is the infotainment system, although that is a personal preference item, not a knock on the car itself.

2018 Lexus RC F Base Specifications

Base Comfort and Convenience

Air ConditionningDual zone auto climate control
Ambient LightingLED ambiant lighting
AntennaShark fin type antenna
Audio Monitor10.3-inch display screen
Audio VolumeSpeed-sensitive volume control
Auxiliary input jack1 auxiliary input jack
Bluetooth Wireless TechnologyBluetooth capability
Cargo MatCargo area mat
Cargo NetYes
Courtesy Dome LightLED illumination system
Cruise ControlDynamic radar cruise control
Driver Vanity MirrorIlluminated driver vanity mirror
Front WipersAutomatic rain-sensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
Garage Door OpenerHomelink universal transceiver
Heated Steering WheelHeated steering wheel
Illuminated EntryYes
Intelligent Key SystemSmart key system
Interior Air FilterDust and pollen filter
Navigation SystemNavigation system with Enform destination assist ( 1 year subscription ), embedded traffic and weather replaces traffic and weather apps
Number of Speakers17 speakers
Passenger Vanity MirrorIlluminated front passenger vanity mirror
Power Door LocksYes
Power WindowsYes
Premium Sound SystemMark Levinson premium audio system
Rear View MirrorElectrochromic rear view mirror
Remote Keyless EntryYes
Sirius XM satellite radioYes
Steering Wheel AdjustmentPower tilt and telescopic steering wheel
USB Connector2 USB connectors
Voice Recognition SystemYes

Base Dimensions

Cargo Capacity287 L
Curb Weight1795 kg
Front Headroom928 mm
Front Legroom878 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity66 L
Gross Vehicle Weight2280 kg
Ground Clearance130 mm
Height1390 mm
Length4705 mm
Rear Headroom878 mm
Rear Legroom513 mm
Wheelbase2730 mm
Width1846 mm

Base Exterior Details

Automatic HeadlightsYes
Body Trim Hood DecorationHood scoop
Driving LightsAutomatic high beam
ExhaustQuad tailpipes
Exterior DecorationUV glass protection
Exterior Decoration (Option)Carbon fibre roof
Exterior Folding MirrorsFolding outside mirrors
Exterior Mirrors Auto DimmingAuto-dimming exterior mirrors
Exterior Mirrors LampExterior mirrors with integrated signal lamps and puddle lamps
Exterior Mirrors MemoryMirrors linked to seat memory
Exterior Mirrors Mirror Tilt Parking AidReverse auto tilting exterior mirrors
GrilleF SPORT front grille
Headlight TypePremium LED headlights
Headlights Daytime Running LightsLED daytime running lights
Headlights Headlight WashersHeadlight washers
Headlights Leveling HeadlightsAuto levelling headlamps
Heated Exterior MirrorsYes
Perimeter LightingPuddle lamps
Power Exterior MirrorsPower-adjustable outside mirrors
Rear SpoilerRetractable rear spoiler
Rear Spoiler (Option)Carbon fibre active rear spoiler
Rear Window DefrosterElectric rear window defroster with timer
SunroofPower moonroof
Sunroof (Option)Delete: power moonroof
Sunroof OperationPower slide / tilt moonroof
TaillightsLED taillights

Base Interior Details

ClockAnalog clock
Door Ajar WarningYes
Driver Info CenterOrganic LED multi information display with lexus customizable features
ECO Shift IndicatorECO indicator
Floor CoveringCarpet floor covering
Floor MatsAll-season carpeted floor mats
Front Seats ClimateFront ventilated seats
Front Seats Driver Power Seats8-way power adjustable driver's seat
Front Seats Driver Seat MemoryDriver's seat position memory
Front Seats Front Seat TypeBucket seats
Front Seats HeatedHeated front seats
Front Seats Passenger Power Seats8-way power front passenger's seat
Headlight On WarningHeadlamps on warning
Instrumentation TypeLFA full TFT LCD instrument cluster
Interior AccentsAluminized fiberglass on resin trim
Interior Trim DoorsillsF SPORT scuff plates
Low Fuel WarningYes
Low Washer Fluid WarningYes
Maintenance Interval ReminderMaintenance reminder system
Number of Cup Holders2 cupholders
Rear Seat Pass-ThroughYes
Rear Seat TypeRear bucket seats
Seat TrimF SPORT leather seats
Shifter Knob TrimF SPORT shift knob
Steering Wheel TrimLeather-wrapped F SPORT steering wheel

Base Mechanical

Drive TrainRear-wheel drive
Engine Name5.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve
Start buttonYes
Transmission8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
Transmission Paddle ShiftYes

Base Overview

Engine5.0L V8 DOHC 32-valve
Fuel Consumption15.2 (Automatic City)9.5 (Automatic Highway)
Power467 hp @ 7100 rpm
Transmission8-speed automatic transmission with manual mode
WarrantiesBumper-to-Bumper80000/km, 48/Months Emissions130000/km, 96/Months Powertrain110000/km, 72/Months Rust-throughUnlimited/km, 72/Months

Base Safety

Anti-Lock BrakesAnti-lock brakes
Anti-Theft AlarmAnti-theft alarm system
Blind Spot WarningYes
Brake AssistBrake assist
Brake Type4-wheel disc
Brakes Brake Caliper FinishPainted
Driver AirbagDriver-side front airbag
Driver AssistanceLane departure warning
Driver Assistance Lane Change AssistLane change assist
First Aid KitFirst aid kit
Forward collision warningYes
Knee AirbagsDriver and front passenger knee airbags
Parking BrakeHand-pull
Parking Distance SensorIntuitive parking assist
Passenger AirbagPassenger-side front airbag
Performance BrakesBREMBO brake calipers, rotors and brake pads
Rear Collision WarningYes
Rear View CameraRear view camera
Roof Side CurtainFront and rear side curtain airbags
Side AirbagFront side airbags
Tool KitYes

Base Suspension and Steering

Active SuspensionAdaptive variable suspension
Drive SelectionDrive mode select with S+ mode
Front Anti-Roll BarFront stabilizer bar
Front SuspensionFront independant suspension
Front TiresP255/35R19 front tires
Power SteeringElectric power steering
Rear SuspensionIndependent rear suspension
Rear TiresP275/35R19 rear tires
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemDirect tire pressure monitoring system
Turning Circle11.4-meter turning circle diameter
Wheel LocksYes
Wheel Type19-inch forged aluminum wheels with F center wheel ornament
Wheel Type (Option)Unique alloy wheels

Critics Reviews

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