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Check Out the Innovative New Lexus Heartbeat Car

Author JoeC    Category Technology     Tags

lexus heartbeat carThere’s no doubting that the 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe is one serious performance car, boasting a naturally aspirated, 5L V8 engine that produces 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque, enabling you to get to 60 mph in around 4.4 seconds. But the forward-thinking engineers at Lexus have done something very special with a one-off RC F—they gave it a heartbeat. Let’s take a closer look.

How Exactly Does the Lexus Heartbeat Car Work?

The “heartbeat car” RC F coupe monitors the driver’s heartbeat and, using that data, sends an electric signal to the performance car’s body panels. These panels have been done over in electro-luminescent paint by Luminor, and, by means of Lexus’s new heartbeat-reading technology, pulse in rhythm with the driver’s heartbeat.

According to Lexus, this heartbeat technology is supposed to prove how thrilling it is to drive a 2015 RC F Coupe, as indeed it must be. Starting at MSRP $62,400, the RC F was designed specifically for driving fans who like an intense ride.

Its available Torque Vectoring Differential gives drivers that needed control boost, while the dynamic gauge cluster is in full-color LCD to deliver info to you in as clear and commanding a way as possible. The Lexus Enform presents drivers with top-of-the-line connectivity and entertainment technology. The cockpit and high-back seats simulate the cockpit of a real race-car.

And then, of course, there’s the heartbeat. While only available on a one-off RC F coupe, the data-regulated heartbeat confirms Lexus’s commitment to innovation and progressive car design.

Lexus Pushes Car Tech Forward One Step at a Time

Lexus is clearly one of the best innovators out there, and the Lexus heartbeat car is no exception. They have proven over and over again that they are the leading innovators of future automotive technology. This kind of driver-integration is only the beginning of the next evolution of automotive realization, so you can expect to see a lot more from Lexus soon.

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