PROJECT RCF SPORT, BUILT BY GORDON TING BEYOND MARKETING
Love it or hate it, one of the most talked-about import cars at the show was the 2015 Lexus RC F Sport that was rocking a wild, custom Rocket Bunny kit and fittingly aggressive Enkei/6666 wheels, with both the kit and wheels designed by TRA-Kyoto. With 265/30ZR19 up front and 325/30ZR19 Toyo 888s on the rear, there was very little real estate left in the flares. And just like the factory wheel specs, the OEM 355mm front brakes were somehow deemed insufficient, so massive Brembos were employed, with six-pot monoblock front calipers and four-pot rears, slung over 380mm and 345mm discs respectively. On the inside, Bride seats replace the factory pews (with rears custom upholstered to match) and Takata harnesses finished the JDM street-racer style. The all-important stance was achieved using KW Suspension V3 coilovers, as well as KW’s HLS 4 lift system. The HLS stands for Hydraulic Lift System, and raises the coilovers up to 45mm when needed to clear obstacles (or more likely for this car’s short-term future, when loading on and off the trailer). This is a neat solution for those who want the best of both worlds, as you are able to lift and drop, without sacrificing the performance of coilovers for airbag suspension (incidentally, air cups are another option, for anyone out there now thinking about getting something like it). The list of performance mods was incredibly short, but included a GReddy exhaust system and upgraded oil (yes, really). With a 228kW (306hp) 3.5-litre V6 standard it’s not exactly slow, but this car is probably built more for looks than speed, so if you were seeking something with a bit more power, please read on.