My two dream cars at the moment are the Mercedes AMG C63 S Coupe and the Lexus RC F Coupe. Both seem to be good everyday driver cars that you can do the shopping in and there’s plenty of power there to have a bit of fun if you want to. I’m still yet to test drive either of them yet but I do plan to in the near future. Affording them is a whole other ballgame as I’m still in the early days of dragging myself out of the gutter so this post is about working towards a goal.
I’ve only ever owned 2 cars in my life, which isn’t a lot considering I’m 40+ and I had my driving license as soon as I was old enough. I was probably 30 years old before I bought my first car (Mazda3) as travel was more important to me in my twenties. My second and current car is a Holden VE Ute. My first car was silver, second is white, and I think I want my third to be black.. or at least dark grey. Both the Mercedes C63 and the Lexus RCF look niiiiice in black.
So anyway, just like I recently did with the Mercedes AMG C63 I have built my Lexus RCF online with their web tool. I chose black inside and out. There wasn’t a whole lot of options to choose from with the RCF as most of them come standard. One thing I did choose was the carbon fibre option which was $21,622 AUD. That’s more than I paid for my current car which is now probably worth about $10,000. It includes a few carbon bits inside but outside it includes a carbon fibre roof, bonnet, and rear wing. The CF option also has the moonroof and different rims. Whether I actually chose this option would depend on the money situation but if I’m buying a car worth more than $100,000 then I’m doing well financially so an extra $20,000 isn’t going to be that big of a deal.
The side profile of the 2017 Lexus RC F is just beautiful. With black paint, black rims and tinted windows it’s mean looking.
Here’s an RCF in white paint showing the very distinctive Lexus grille and the moonroof. I’m not 100 percent sold on the 2017 grille, maybe I’m 85% sold on it, but on a black car it’s less of an issue.
The interior of the RCF is pretty sweet. It has a 17 Speaker 835W Mark Levinson DVD Audio with Signal Doctor and a 7 inch screen.
Specifications for the Lexus RC F Coupe
- 5.0 Litre V8 Petrol Engine with Direct Injection and Dual VVT-i
- Rear Wheel Drive
- Maximum Power of 351kW
- Maximum Torque of 530Nm
- 8-speed SPDS Automatic Transmission with Sequential and Paddle Shift
- Drive Mode Select – ECO, NORMAL, SPORT and SPORT+
- Fuel consumption (Combined) – 10.9 L/100km
- Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD)
- Performance Monotube Shock Absorbers
- VDIM with Sport and Expert Modes
- Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
- Switchable Otto and Atkinson Cycle
- Electric Power-assisted Steering (EPS)
- Double Wishbone Front Suspension
- Multi-link Rear Suspension
Now back to work. I’m still not even close to being able to afford the Lexus RC F but I’m working hard to create the person that can afford it and does deserve it. My current thinking believes I’m worth a $10,000 car and I still cant even afford to service it and insure it properly. I now choose to break free from those shackles and create an unlimited version of myself where anything is possible.