Lexus Facebook Fans name the Lexus RC F colour 'Solar Flare'

A while ago Lexus challenged its UK Facebook fans to come up with a name for the blazing orange paint finish that will be the official colour for the hotly anticipated RC F, and they’ve picked a winner - Solar Flare.

Picked as the winner by Richard Balshaw, Lexus Director. Solar Flare will now become an official colour for the RC F in the UK when the model goes on sale here at the end of the year.

Revealed at the Detroit motor show in January, the Lexus RC F has generated huge interest so it’s no surprise that there was going to be great interest over Facebook on what to name the colour, with ‘Solar Flare’ being suggested in five of the posts on the official Lexus UK Facebook page.

Richard Balshaw, Lexus Director, said:

“We were impressed by the huge response and the creativity shown by our Facebook fans, who took up the challenge with enthusiasm. Solar Flare was chosen as we think it captures the power and excitement of the RC F, as well as the impact of the paint finish itself.”

Performance levels from the RC F

The RC F coupe matches its visual impact with formidable performance, delivered by the most powerful V8 engine Lexus has engineered for a production model. The 5.0-litre 32-valve unit, developed specifically for the RC F, is expected to produce more than 450bhp and 520Nm of torque. Using lightweight carbon fibre parts, an eight speed direct-shift transmission, an active rear wing and a torque vectoring differential are all part of the RC F’s advanced engineering package.