2014 Lexus RC Coupe To Feature New Four Coat Paint Finish Photo:
Trevor Collett | Dec, 27 2013 | 2 Comments

Lexus has detailed the process of its striking new four-coat paint finish, set to feature on the carmaker’s new RC Coupe range in 2014.

Revealed in production-ready guise at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, a new RC Coupe was shown in a bright shade of red.

The new paint finish is achieved using a two-colour base of silver and red. Four coats of paint are applied, going through the baking process twice.

Lexus uses layers of colour and clear coats, which the carmaker says “establishes a balance between brightness and depth”.

The new process means light can reflect off both the red paint and the silver shade below the top layer, which replaces the previous method of using the same colour twice (red and red).


Lexus RC: The Basics

The RC range will launch with two model options, kicking off with a 2.5 litre petrol-electric RC 300h hybrid and topping out with a 3.5 litre petrol V6 RC 350.

Power and performance figures are still to be revealed, although we can likely expect numbers to mirror the 233kW/378Nm and 164kW/300Nm outputs offered in the equivalent Lexus IS sedan models.

Reports have also pointed to a turbocharged 2.0 litre engine - likely at the entry end of the range - although Lexus has yet to confirm plans for this model.

Lexus released a second teaser image last week of what’s believed to be the RC F Coupe, wearing what could be a blue version of the new paint finish.

The new RC F is expected to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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