Win a Lexus from The Clippers
The Clippers-themed Lexus RC F
Love Lexus? Love the Clippers? Love Doc Rivers?
Was that a yes, yes, yes?
Well, that’s awesome. Because you can win a Clippers-themed Lexus RC F with a GPS voiced by Doc Rivers.
Lexus has designed a new car totally inspired by Los Angeles’ favorite NBA franchise and will give it away to a sweepstakes winner.
The LA Clippers are holding a Lexus RC F raffle, and the coupe prize is a customized tour-de-force. Let’s count the mods: a playbook paint job, an embossed rim steering wheel, embroidered Clippers logos in the seats, a game clock — regardless of how you feel about the basketball team, this customized RC F is fantastic. It also comes with an NBA buzzer horn and locker room trunk.
So aside from the Clippers mods, what about the RC F itself? For those who think too much is just enough, the RC F takes an already aggressive-looking car to the extreme. The styling is wild, with a domed hood, a deeper grille, unique fascia, flared fenders and ample cooling ducts. The suspension is specially tuned for handling with wide 19-inch wheels. Under the hood there’s a 5.0-liter V-8 rated at 467 hp mated to an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
To form the coupe’s structure, Lexus combined the front clip of the GS sedan, the center section of the old IS C convertible and the rear end of the IS sedan, using adhesives and welding and a fancy technique called laser screw welding, which allows for more frequent tacks and therefore greater rigidity.
The snug cockpit swaddles the driver with information and controls in a techno-modern, nighttime-Tokyo design scheme. A high center console features an optional touch pad that is part of the $2840 navigation and upgraded stereo package, and the instruments showcase a morphing LCD center tach, similar to the LFA’s. Nearly everything in the car can be adjusted with the haptic infotainment control pad, but there are also knobs for volume and tuning, just as in the current IS.
Lexus gets credit for adding 51 horsepower to the V-8 with without resorting to forced induction. Titanium valves, all 32 of them, along with a lighter crankshaft and con-rods, allowed engineers to lift the redline to 7300 rpm. The 2UR-GSE, as the V-8 is coded, gets a larger throttle body and higher-flow fuel injectors. It’s got a torque peak of 389 pound-feet.
The downside: only citizens of California living within 75 miles of Los Angeles are eligible to enter the Clippers raffle.
You can, however, get an RC F from your local Lexus dealer – and you don’t have to be a fan of anything but Lexus. Swing by Lexus of Highland Park today for a test drive. You might just score some points.