The Lexus RC F Carbon is a car engineered to flatter and improve a driver’s natural wheelmanship. Whether it’s blasting down an arrow-straight motorway or careering along a ribbon-like mountain pass, the high-performance coupe possesses such a breadth of talent that it remains in its element, wherever its nose is pointed.
Nevertheless, we wouldn’t blame anybody for choosing the road less travelled, especially if they are behind the wheel of the Lexus RC F Carbon model.
Equipped with striking carbon fibre elements such as the roof, bonnet and active rear spoiler which all help reduce weight and lower the car’s centre of gravity, this range-topping derivation is designed for driving enthusiasts. The sort of people that appreciate race-derived aesthetics, world-first torque vectoring technology, and enjoy the best challenging roads the world can offer.
In that respect, our journalist colleagues at Beyond magazine recently tested a Lexus RC F Carbon in fiery Solar Flare paintwork along the similarly intense Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway. This beautiful but technically demanding byway of US Route 97 stretches 500 miles from Califonia to Washington and circumnavigated Crater Lake, which fills the caldera of the destroyed Mount Mazama volcano.
The landscape along the Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is dominated by soaring volcanic peaks, expansive lava flows, lava tubes, caves, spatter cones, bubbling mudpots, and steaming fumaroles waiting to be explored. It is one of just 42 All-American Roads in the United States, the “crown jewels” of the nation’s highway system, bookended by awe-inspiring Lassen Volcanic National Park and Crater Lake National Park.
If America is a bit too far for you to take a trip, then why not click here and read about a European road trip that Polish journalist Michał Sztorc of PremiumMoto took in an RC F Carbon on the twisty roads of the formidable Transfăgărășan pass in Romania.
All information is correct at the time of publishing.