F Line cel­e­brates 10 years

South Western Times - - Wheels - Ewan Kennedy

Lexus has launched spe­cial edi­tions of its high-per­for­mance RC F coupe and GS F Sedan to mark the 10th an­niver­sary of the up­mar­ket Ja­panese mar­que’s F Line.

Both mod­els have a 470 horse­power V8 Lexus and are fin­ished in a matte grey paint fin­ish ‘Fuji Graphite’, which is also ap­plied to door han­dles, mir­ror hous­ings, side skirts and shark fin an­tenna.

They ride on black pol­ished 19inch al­loy wheels. Vis­i­ble in­side the wheels are Com­pe­ti­tion Blue brake cal­lipers that bear the F logo. The same blue shade sur­rounds the dis­creet F badge on the front guards.

The spe­cial edi­tions have a Com­pe­ti­tion Blue in­te­rior that fea­tures car­bon-fi­bre high­lights. The front sports seats are fin­ished in vivid blue semi-ani­line leather with white ac­cents and the F sym­bol em­bossed in the in­te­grated re­straints.

Match­ing blue leather is used on the steer­ing wheel, trans­mis­sion knob, in­stru­ment panel, cen­tre con­sole and even on the safety belts. The sur­rounds for the win­dow con­trols on the door arm­rests in­cor­po­rate car­bon­fi­bre weave fin­ish in blue, black and sil­ver.

The 10th an­niver­sary RC F is based on the RC F Car­bon Pack, equip­ping the car with a car­bon­fi­bre roof and ac­tive rear wing. It is priced from $151, 929. The GS F lim­ited-edi­tion sedan, which fea­tures car­bon-fi­bre lower grille sur­round and rear lip spoiler, is priced from $155,940.

Matte grey paint gives the hot Lexus mod­els a sin­is­ter ap­pear­ance.

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