Lexus isn’t exactly known for setting pulses racing. Even as it’s developed the F brand, there’s a faint whiff of ‘golf club’ about its line-up of practical, comfortable cars.
The RC F Carbon Kevlar doesn’t carry that same scent. If it doesn’t get your pulse racing, you’re probably dead.
This isn’t a road-going successor to the RC F Track Edition, it’s a drift warrior from the United Arab Emirates with a 2JZ engine pumping out 895kW and 1464Nm under the bonnet.
Weighing in at 1250kg it’s a whopping 770kg lighter than the carbon-festooned Track Edition, and significantly wider thanks to its bespoke carbon kevlar fenders.
The 3.0-litre turbocharged 2JZ engine was chosen for its compact dimensions and robust nature, and is mated to a four-speed sequential transmission.
A Garret turbocharger has been bolted on, but there’s also a 149kW Nitrous Express kit on hand to help spool the massive turbo at lower revs.
As you’d expect, the suspension has been completely overhauled to allow for the crazy camber and toe angles required by exacting drifters. Ahmad Daham, the car’s (brave) pilot, will also be able to dial in huge amounts of steering lock to keep the car in check from all kinds of wild angles.
Construction of the Carbon Kevlar started in the early days of COVID-19, which saw the introduction of martial law and a hard lockdown in Jordan, where the project is based. No cars were allowed on the road, which saw Daham cycling 90 minutes to the garage each day.
As you might imagine that meant the original plans had to be adjusted on the fly, and made sourcing parts from international suppliers significantly more difficult. But the car is now ready for action – as the video below proves.
“Building a car like this took so much effort not only from me, but from the team and partners to help me achieve my goals with this machine,” said Ahmad Daham, 2016 King of the Desert drift champion.
“I would like to thank every single partner for their continuous support and labor done to complete this project,” he added.