GALLERY: Lexus RC F delivers hair-raising performance
THEM feels when your heart races so fast it skips a beat.
Them feels when the hair on your arms stand on end.
Them feels when your voice roars into an eccentric explosion of thunder.
Them feels when you're behind the wheel of the all-new Lexus RC F.
Sports coupes don't get quite as soul-stirring as this four-wheeled crafted piece of muscle.
Here is a Sports Coupe that performs brilliantly and looks sensational - thanks to 19" 10 spoke wheels and carbon fibre bonnet, roof, spoiler, interior accents.
Its exterior reveals surefootedness and speed thanks to a low, wide stance, prominent flared wheel arches, low set bumper and aggressive spindle grille.
The subtle shape of the rear bumper corners are not only pleasing to the eye, but also enhance the RC's aerodynamics by funnelling airflow to the back of the vehicle.
From the exterior to the interior, the jaw-dropping sophistication continues.
The interior is based on a simple Lexus philosophy: anticipate human needs, then match them with intuitive technology.
The high resolution 7-inch display screen is situated in such a way that it minimises your need to change your line of sight.
An ultrasonic sensor detects movement within the cabin to provide excellent security.
The Lexus Remote Touch helps you control systems such as audio, climate and satellite navigation from one source rather than having to reach around the dashboard for individual switches.
Blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert are standard on the RC F.
A next generation rear camera provides exceptionally clear images when reversing while a parallel parking mode is also standard across the range.
Lexus RC F gives you permission to drive to your style, whether you're happy to cruise around town, or have an itch to accelerate hard.
Select ECO and the engine output, throttle opening and air conditioning are automatically controlled for fuel efficient driving.
Normal mode delivers a balanced drive suitable for suburban and freeway driving.
As the name suggests Sport Mode extracts the sports performance potential of the RC F.
But for the real adrenaline rush, Sport S+ provides more aggressive driving experience in response to the driver's operations - them feels.
The 5.0L V8 engine churns out 351Kw of power at 7,100rpm and 530Nm of torque at 4,800 - 5,600rpm.
RC F's 8-speed sports direct shift transmission shows two faces.
One is a silky smooth straight automatic and the other a sportier ride courtesy of its 8-speed manual mode.
With safety in the forefront of their minds when engineering this sports car, the Lexus RC F includes safety features such as eight airbags as standard, vehicle dynamics integrated management system which incorporates ABS, EBD (electronic brake force distribution) and brake assist.
Other safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning system pedestrian sensing safety bonnet.
For more information or to test drive the sports car see Michael Schafer at Lexus of Rockhampton Today.