Lexus contemplating RC-F sports car for India

Lexus is all set to enter the Indian market in the coming months. Dealerships are on the verge of being setup and the cars are being shown to prospective customers across the country. While the company hasn’t officially launched the cars yet, the dealers have unofficially informed customers on what will be on offer in our market. While Lexus is going to introduce their mass market cars first (ES, RX and LX), they are also contemplating bringing in their sports car, the RC-F.

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The RC-F is ths sports car from the Lexus range that was introduced to take on the BMW M4. Power comes from a 5.0 liter V8 upfront which produces 470 Bhp 530 Nm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The car accelerates from 0-100 in 4.5 seconds and has a top speed of 270 kmph. Unlike its direct rival that uses a turbocharged engine, this one is naturally aspirated unit.

A unit of the same was previously imported and has found a garage in Chennai, supposedly the owner of the Lexus showrrom there. While the first vehicle that was imported was a normal spec one, the company showcased the carbon-spec model at a private event that took place in Kerala recently. The carbon version consists of the carbon fibre boonet, roof, rear wing and interior trim as well.

While the company hasn’t confirmed if they will be bringing this one into our market or not, it is reported that a limited number of vehicles will be on offer to the India public. While the M4 is priced at Rs 1.28 crores ex-showroom, this one is expected to be priced around the Rs 3 crore mark, making it on the expensive side.

Lexus will be introducing their range of vehicles in the country in the coming few months. Their cheapest offering will be the ES sedan, which is a mid-sized sedan that takes on the E Class, A6, and 5 Series. India will get the hybrid version which shares its powertrain with the Camry hybrid. They will also be offering the RX SUV and the LX SUV (in 5-seat format only). Since they will be CBU products, they will be priced on the higher side compared to their rivals.

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