To assist safe reversing, RCTA uses quasi-millimeter-wave radars in the rear bumper to detect approaching vehicles in difficult-to-see areas behind the vehicle. When an approaching vehicle is detected, RCTA alerts the driver using a buzzer and indicator in the relevant door mirror.
When the quasi-millimeter-wave radars in the rear bumper detect vehicles in adjacent lanes that aren't visible in the door mirrors, the system activates a warning indicator in the relevant door mirror the moment a vehicle enters this blind spot.
The retractable rear wing integrated in the trunk lid automatically deploys in response to higher vehicle speeds to provide aerodynamic downforce and a dynamic beauty to the RC F’s styling. The driver can also manually operate the wing using a switch on the instrument panel.
Careful attention was devoted to aerodynamics to provide the vehicle stability and cooling performance required for “F” sports driving, and help ensure excellent control, especially at high speeds. Numerous design details shape the airflow, including refining the flat underfloor, and strategically positioning aero stabilizing fins on various parts of the body and underbody. Cooling outlets on the top of the hood and in the rear of the front fenders smooth the airflow towards the back of the vehicle, contributing to excellent handling stability.
To provide the powerful braking performance and high fade resistance required to race on the track, the large ventilated disc brakes feature integrated monoblock aluminum calipers and high-friction brake pads. With 6 opposed pistons on the front and 4 opposed pistons on the rear, the aluminum calipers contribute to both light weight and rigidity. Slots in the discs help keep the brake pads clean, while spiral fins contribute to the excellent cooling performance.
The RC F is fitted with large 19-inch forged aluminum wheels that are available in a range of beautiful crafted designs. Advanced technologies were used to help minimize their weight while optimizing rigidity.
To enable dynamic “F” sports driving, especially when running a series of corners on the race track, the double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension incorporate components designed exclusively for the RC F. Each component was optimized for rigidity and layout, then honed under demanding conditions on race tracks around the world to ensure excellent steering response for exhilarating driving fun, together with outstanding ride comfort.
The foundation for aggressive “F” sports driving is a lightweight, high-rigidity body structure designed specifically for this race-ready coupe, with large rocker panel cross-sections and strategically positioned braces, including in the floor and engine compartment. The use of innovative production technologies such as laser screw welding, body adhesives, extensive spot welding, and high rigidity glass adhesive, further contributes to the outstanding body rigidity, and excellent handling stability. Together, they realize a fresh level of sports driving performance for Lexus.
To boost driving pleasure, the advanced 8-Speed SPDS has a dual nature: an 8-speed automatic shifting mode with smooth gear changes for agile driving, and an 8-speed manual shifting mode for all-out sports driving. In D position with Sport S Mode, G AI-SHIFT selects the optimum gear and downshift pattern in response to input from a G force sensor; in Sport S+ Mode the downshifts are even quicker, for dynamic driving on the race track. In M position, it enables gear holding, as well as full lock-up shifting from 2nd through 8th gears.
Drive mode select provides integrated control of multiple systems to let you tune performance to suit your driving style. You can select and change between four modes: Normal, Eco, Sport S, and Sport S+ Modes.