Lexus RC F colour competition: The result

We asked you to come up with the official UK name for the seriously scorching orange hue that will be offered on the immense new Lexus RC F on social media – and you responded in your hundreds.

After whittling the entries down to 10, we called upon Lexus UK Director, Richard Balshaw, to select an overall winner.

So, without further ado; the official name for the RC F’s orange colour in the UK is…’Solar Flare‘.

Explaining the choice, Richard 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.”

The name Solar Flare was submitted in five different comments on our Facebook page, and was suggested by Peter Robert Shaumburg Fodor, Paul Britt, Joe Ettwein, Matt Frenchy and Krisstian Allen.

Ever since its public debut at the Detroit motor show in January; the jaw-dropping RC F has been a richly discussed topic online. Under the pumped-up bodywork is a 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated 32-valve engine of phenomenal power; in fact it is the most powerful V8 Lexus has engineered for a production car. Expect the car to produce more than 450bhp and 520Nm of torque when it goes on sale in the UK early next year.

The RC F is a masterpiece of engineering, and features lightweight carbon fibre parts, an eight speed direct-shift transmission, an active rear wing and a torque vectoring differential. Find out more about the exctiting model here.

By Eliott Farr

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  1. Joseph Frazier
    @jafrazier on twitter

    I’m the winner of the new lexus RC colour

    This was my original tweet on twitter to RT Motor trend (please see below) Im sure the names that were mentioned saw my tweet on twitter. RT @ Motor trend should have this tweet as well for validation.

    New color: Solar Flare Orange
    12:18pm – 7 May 14

    1. Hi Joseph
      Thanks for your post.
      Entrants were advised to submit their entries via our Lexus Facebook page. There were five different people who submitted this name on our page which was judged to be the best by our Lexus Director. There was no prize for winning just the kudos of naming the colour of our new car.
      Hope this helps.

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