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Lexus spotted testing the RC F on the ‘Ring

November 28, 2017, 12:08 PM IST by Bilal Ahmed Firfiray
Lexus spotted testing the RC F on the ‘Ring

The Lexus RC F is relatively a new car having been introduced just two years back. However, the aggressive looking sports coupe was spotted testing at the German race track with slight body cladding. We expect it to be a component testing for an even more potent variant akin to the RC F Sport. Or, it could simply be a slight update for the coupe.

Either the case, the RC F test mule can be seen wearing a tweaked front skirt and a mildly redesigned rear bumper. The rear bumper, in particular, fails to hide the aggressive new diffusers. There is an air dam visible behind the rear wheel arches as well. The car also appears to have a wider track at the rear and re-designed side sills.

Lexus only camouflaged the lower half of the M4 competitor. Therefore, the Predator-like spindle grille and massive air-vents dominate the front end. The LED strip beneath the headlamps is concealed in the cladding, so we could expect the Japanese carmaker to redesign it a bit if it is an update.

There might be some more changes under the skin. There are a few sensors visible near the hood and the rear tyres. So the carmaker might be collecting data to enhance the performance of their sports coupe.

Lexus is sticking to the naturally-aspirated V8 motor for the RC when all its competition has moved on to a turbocharged power plant. So the RC F might be burning rubber at the Nurburgring to push its output numbers from its 5.0-litre mill which currently produces 467bhp. The same motor powers the Lexus flagship coupe, the LC. There might be a fair chance that Lexus is testing the RC F with an LC-tuned motor where it produces slightly more power. Or simply, Lexus might be preparing the RC F for the newly developed 4.0-litre V8 which could breach the 500bhp mark.

Tags:Nurburgring,Lexus,Lexus RC F,spy shot,RC F,RC F Sport
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