20x10.5-inch Weds Maverick 709Ms, 255/35R20 Nitto NT05
Wheel choice is important if we are going to clear the enormous brakes the RC-F will run. This being said, a set of 20 by 10.5-inch Weds Maverick 709Ms will be tucked under the guards all round, and wrapped in Nitto NT05 tyres measuring 255/35R20. With discs coming in at a very large 380mm up front and 345 down the back, it would take some serious competition to one-up these items, especially given they’re combined with large six-pot calipers front and four-pot rears, but hey, we’ll have a crack. The standard front braking gear will be replaced with a pair of RacingMONO6GT calipers from Endless, and 400mm by 36mm ceramic carbon discs, while down the back a set of RacingMONO6R calipers will be used, but with 370mm by 27mm discs. Endless W008 compound brake pads will be used to create the friction needed to haul the large coupé up.
As we mentioned earlier, the 5000cc V8 engine outputs very decent power from the factory, and it has been designed to be extremely responsive and torquey throughout the rev range. Deciding how we would improve upon these factory attributes was very difficult, as we didn’t want to lose what the RC-F is so famous for. All the plastic-fantastic covers will be removed, along with the factory intake manifolds, which will then have the intake runners removed in favour of eight highly-polished individual throttle bodies with trumpets. Bisimoto-style ram-horn headers will be fabricated out of titanium, and then left with the burned look they’re so famous for. The fuse box, along with any other unnecessary engine-bay componentry, will either be moved under the dash, or removed completely — the result, a highly polished, highly glossy and smoothed engine bay.
Power output won’t have increased that much, maybe 30–40kW at the wheels, but it will sound even better than it did already, and retain the famous Lexus reliability. With everything sorted we just need to update the cabin a touch. Edirb 061 seats, a new range from Bride, will be installed up front to give us a bit more holding capability, and that would conclude our wild Lexus RC-F.