2015 Lexus RC F: Attractive and High-Quality Interior Design
May 1, 2015
I've been driving our 2015 Lexus RC F for a few days now. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much opportunity for full-throttle acceleration runs or weekend getaways along twisting, ocean-side roads. Instead it's been a lot of highway driving and commuting around town. But sitting in traffic provides ample time to admire what Lexus has done with the RC F's interior. If this were my car, it'd be one of the high points.
The overall theme is T-shaped, with a broad horizontal dash line matched to a high-mounted center console. Within that are a lot of cool design details. There's the prominent analog clock right in the center of the dash, and below that the climate and audio control deck that almost looks like a high-end home audio receiver.
Further back along the center console is a raised and accented pad used for the Remote Touch interface. Above the clock on a separate tier is the display screen flanked by metallic accent bands. The hooded gauge cluster is also prominent and offers the configurable digital displays.
The RC F makes extensive use of leather, simulated suede, and metallic and carbon fiber trim. This is high-quality work, with the stitched padding applied to the center stack's sides (next to the occupants inner legs) being a notable highlight. I also like the hefty-feel shifter, the shapely steering wheel and the sturdy buttons and control stalks.
Travis wrote an earlier update about the wide variety of materials used in our car. I'd have to agree that it's overdone, particularly on the door panels. But I think our test car's configuration is partly to blame. Our RC F's red upholstery looks good against the white exterior, but judging from online photos, the more common black or gray leather upholstery seems to make for a more cohesive interior scheme.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 8,554 miles