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What's the greatest 4 wheeled show on earth? Some might argue Le Mans, others the Monaco GP, some seriously addled few may say DAYTONA; but for JDM aficionados and fan boys everywhere the pinnacle has got to be the Tokyo Auto Salon. Akin to SEMA on steroids, if you can't find it there you don't want it.

While parts and subsequent modifications are sparse on our side, in Japan things are in full swing...

Lets start at the Lexus Pavillion. They showcased not only the RC F GT3 but also the RC F CCS Concept, accompanying both RC's was a specially composed soundtrack using the exhaust note of the RC F GT3. Showgoers were welcomed to listen from one of the dozens of dangling headphones from above.




Its the RC CCS Concept that I find most interesting. In transforming the RC F Lexus made use of a new titanium exhaust system, multi plate LSD. Aero parts include CFRP front splitter, rear diffuser and side skirts.






Aimgain brought an RC to show off their new GV-S rims





Aimgain also got their hands on an RC-F




I only spotted one other RC present this year...




As for components... Good question. As of now I know that KW, TIEN and RS-R have produced coilovers for the RC (or at least there have been show cars who made use), GReddy and Apex have also produced exhaust systems for the RC.

Its only a matter of time before we begin seeing modded and rocking RC's on our side of the puddle.
 

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Most of these are overdone in my opinion. I like the black one with silver rims, and I also like the white one with the colorful paint brush stroke graphic. The others...

First off those green spike nuts are terrible.

I'm not a fan of the squished look that happens when they lower the car and put the wheel at almost an angle.

The yellow rims on the other black model are also pretty ugly.

That's my 2 cents.
 

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Now we wait.... need suspension... and a front lip/spoiler... i dislike rolling stock.. sigh
No one has anything for you stateside? Interesting... I wonder if the show cars took advantage of RC using GS front clip/IS rear end and frankensteined their own system accordingly???
 

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Nothing Stateside sadly. Yes I have heard of people Frankensteined their own vehicle with IS/GS parts... I have my RSR springs for my IS still..... technically I could get my hands on GS springs. I just feel weird about that, I would want to get something specifically tuned for the RC...

I am sure the show cars had some custom prototype systems made for them or like you said Frankensteined their own combinations! I am sure i could find at least a lip. But i need suspension before throw a lip on there ( in my opinion )
 

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out of all the RC's shown, the blue RC is my favorite, aside from it's wheels
the rest are just not up to my liking.
 

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Thats why i went with the blue myself... its different and more appealing!

On your wheel comment, We put some Vossen CVT on one... heres how they look. From the angle you cant tell how concave the Rears are... thinking about these, just $500 a wheel..
 

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I haven't been much of a fan of Vossen wheels but these new CVT wheels from them actually look good on the RC.... complementing it's design cues quite nicely...just needs to be lowered a bit

 

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thats the problem soarer, theres no suspension kit yet. Seems that the show cars have all been frankensteined, but there's no calibrated kit for the RC yet... I know I personally simply dont have the expertise or time to fiddle with a frankenstein suspension on what would be my daily driver...
 

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thats the problem soarer, theres no suspension kit yet. Seems that the show cars have all been frankensteined, but there's no calibrated kit for the RC yet... I know I personally simply dont have the expertise or time to fiddle with a frankenstein suspension on what would be my daily driver...
My thoughts exactly spoon, I daily my RC, dont have time for it to be under the knife for some time... could take the motorcycle, may look funny rolling on the bike in a suit and just a helmet on LOL

I emailed RSR yesterday about their kit so hopefully i hear back from them.
 

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I haven't been much of a fan of Vossen wheels but these new CVT wheels from them actually look good on the RC.... complementing it's design cues quite nicely...just needs to be lowered a bit

I find these particular rims kinda boring. If I'm gonna spend money on Vossens it wouldn't be these ones.
 

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My thoughts exactly spoon, I daily my RC, dont have time for it to be under the knife for some time... could take the motorcycle, may look funny rolling on the bike in a suit and just a helmet on LOL

I emailed RSR yesterday about their kit so hopefully i hear back from them.
I just mailed them as well, hopefully active interest from several parties will give them a kick in the ass... anything come back yet?
 
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