Top 10 Useful Lexus RC Hidden Features
Hi guys and welcome back to the SimpleCarGuy channel. Today we will talk about some hidden features, tips and tricks and things you may not have known about the Lexus RC range!
If you have been driving a Lexus for years, I’m sure you already know most of these and I’d love to hear some I haven’t mentioned in the comments down below. If you are new to the brand, stick around and I hope you enjoy the video.
Things you didn’t know:
The Lexus RC is a little bit of an assortment of parts, but in the best way possible. It borrows it’s front subframe from the larger GS, midsection from the old IS250 convertible and the rear section comes from the 3rd gen IS. This makes for a great handling car that has a shorter wheelbase than the IS, but the body is just as long. To be clear, I know this is a unibody car and there isn’t a chassis as such.
Moving Instrument Cluster:
The first thing you notice on this car as soon as you start it up is how cool the dashboard is. I love mechanical things and this makes me very happy in how it moves so mechanically but yet so modern at the same time.
The Roof Panel:
Next is the roof. The roof panel on the RC range is not traditionally welded or clued on like on many other cars, its actually laser welded using a laser brazing technique to provide better rigidity and eliminate rain channels for a smoother appearance.
Speaking of smoother appearance, this car has these little fins all over called the vortex emulators that create a spiraling vortex or cone of air to reduce drag. It does this by lowering the levels of adhesion as air leave the body. Very cool!
RC stands for radical coupe:
[Point to emblem] Now this is something I just learned recently when starting to read about this car. The RC in RC300 stands for Radical Coupe.
Actually usable. I can easily go in and out and can be lowered almost flat.
A not so obvious but useful features on the RC is the mirror adjustments. Of course, you can normally adjust your mirrors, but what if you don’t like how they behave when you are in reverse. Luckily, Lexus allows you to change how far the mirror goes down when in reverse. Once in reverse, simply select the mirror you would like to adjust and the next time you put the car in reverse, it will be set to where you want them.
You can fully disable the traction control and on the F cars put it in track mode by selecting sport plus mode and then holding the traction button until the dash lights up.
Want to turn off the stereo without taking your hands off the steering wheel? Simply hold the MODE button and the radio will turb of fin a few seconds. You can use it to turn it back on again as well.
Tap the steering wheel tilt button 4 times in any direction and it will give you more tilt; it works after the tilt is at its max and gives it more tilt. Hopefully, that makes sense.
When you’re moving your power adjustable steering wheel down and it stops, don’t give up, you can actually lower it farther. After the steering wheel stops, continue holding the down button for six seconds. Push it down again, and the steering wheel should go even lower.
You can pull out the physical key and open the door behind the handle.
Lower Windows and Sunroof with Key:
Your key can also lower all windows, open the sunroof and start the engine on some cars IF you ask your dealer nicely to unlock that feature for you. Press the lock button 3 times and hold on 3rd press for 5 seconds to start the engine and if you do the same combo but with the unlock button it will lower all windows open the sunroof.
Rev Matching/Downshift Blip:
I’ll be honest, I was surprised that I was able to find any hidden features on a Lexus as these are more known for making awesome daily drivers with the comfort and reliability that’s unmatched in this space. Luckily there were a few interesting ones to mention and I hope you enjoyed learning with me. I’d love to hear from the owners, I know there aren’t that many of you and see what you have to see. Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next one!