Tokyo Auto Salon 2015: Day 1, Part 4-The Perfectionista

Perfectionism: a personality trait characterized by a person’s striving for flawlessness and setting excessively high performance standards, accompanied by overly critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.

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It is interesting to see how in their “Relentless pursuit of perfection”, Lexus, which started off selling quality but somewhat bland vehicles (when compared with the Europeans) have now evolved to creating and producing some of the most exciting vehicles ever to roll out of modern Japan. With most other Japanese companies having to focus on econo-box volume sellers and losing most of their pizazz along the way, Lexus has year on year stepped up their game and now have their most exciting and sporting lineups ever.

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With plenty of hopped up RC Fs lining the halls of the Tokyo Auto Salon, it really was Lexus’s own RC F build which stole the limelight. The RC F GT3 Concept.

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Based on the RC F sports coupe, the RC F GT3 concept is wider, lower, and has been lightened to 1,250kg. Equipped with a modified version of the RC F’s V8 engine, maximum output will exceed 540 horsepower.

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Set to enter the GT3 race circuit in 2015, it also looks totally badass.

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Lexus also had a pretty cool setup surrounding the RC F GT3, with custom headphones suspended from the ceiling.

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When you pop the headphones on, you’d be treated to a symphony of a V8 getting whipped around a track backed by a thumpin’ dance track.

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A few steps away, they had also setup a street going RC F with similar aural pleasures blasting through the sound system. That’s some piped in engine sounds for you.

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It still remains to be seen if they will ever make a street-derived version of this car, an RC F RS maybe? Let’s hope so, in the meantime, things are looking bright for the Perfectionists from Nagoya.


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