2015 Lexus RC F: Drive Modes Change Gauge Themes (Video)
April 9, 2015
The 2015 Lexus RC F has four drive modes that alter its acceleration and change the look of the LCD gauges. The speedometer on the right is analog and remains consistent throughout all modes. It isn't very useful though, since the numbers are small and aren't really in your line of sight.
I can't really comment on the nuances of the drive modes since I don't have a road test background, but I will say this: When you're driving in "Normal" mode, it doesn't feel like the car has 467 horsepower. The RC F doesn't drive like you think it would until you're in "Sport S+," the highest setting. I think Sport S+ also has the best gauge layout, partly because it reminds me of the Lexus LFA gauges. Well, a slightly less cool version.
In any case, here's a brief video where I demonstrate what the modes look like. One minor correction in the video, though. I mention that I twist left for the sport modes. Not true. You actually twist left for Eco, right for Sport S and S+, and push down on the knob for Normal.
Ronald Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor @ 7,814 miles