After completions of the Lexus RC F was on a half ton lighter
Dealer Al-Futtaim Lexus, which represents the brand in the United Arab Emirates, built a drift-variant of the coupe RC F. Helped him in the best drifter in the Middle East Ahmad the Roofs.
The car is equipped with an iconic 2JZ engine with recoil 1200 horsepower and weighs half a ton less than the original.
Despite their similar appearance the car and drift car is not actually so much in common. The main difference is the engine. Instead of the atmospheric V8 5.0 here installed a 3.0-liter inline-six 2JZ. It is equipped with a turbocharger Garrett GTX3584, valve train GSC Power Division and fuel system Radium Engineering with three pumps. Lubrication system dry sump provided the Titan Motorsport. The injection of nitrous oxide – Nitrous Express.
After the modifications the engine develops 1200 horsepower and 1464 Nm of torque. For comparison, in the road Lexus RC F just forces 477 and 530 Nm.
Besides the drift car for another half a ton lighter, the original car is a credit to the carbon-Kevlar body, made of Python Garage. In the transmission – “sequently” Samsonas c twin disc clutch Competiton Clutch 215, a quick-change Winters Performance differential and the drive shaft of carbon fiber.
In the suspension used wishbones and steering knuckles FIGs Engineering, can achieve the desired steering angle, and coilovers BC racing adjustable compression and rebound damping.
Brakes – Wilwood front in line and the same, but chetyrehporshnevye back. Handbrake – hydraulic ASD. 57CR Rays wheels shod in Toyo tires Proxes R888R. The coupe weighs just 1,250 kg. Static weight distribution between the axes – 47:53.
The salon Ahmad Roofs added something from myself is a control unit Link Thunder, digital instrument panel, gauges, fuel, oil and boost pressure. There appeared carbon-Kevlar buckets and the steering wheel Sparco, restitutionem the Schroth seat belts and adjustable pedals Tilton.
Al-Futtaim Lexus say they are working on the car since January of 2020. Through the pandemic they had to postpone the sea trials, but recently, a three-day window that you had to use it to the fullest. The allotted time the authors spent on the final finishing a drift and the record’s first promotional video.