Lexus Gives Virtual Test Drives With “RC F Rift”

By Jay Casteel  |  10/03/2014

If you've yet to get behind the wheel of Lexus' new RC F, then the brand's offers up the next best thing: virtual test drives.

Lexus built a 360-degree virtual environment from scratch to make it the first simulator to utilize Oculus Rift's Development Kit 2. The simulator, dubbed "RC F Rift", features genuine RC F elements, including the steering wheel and foot pedals, and gives consumers an immersive experience without the need for a real racetrack.

The Lexus "RC F Rift" will be available at the following auto shows around the country.

Orange County – Oct. 2 – Oct. 5
Las Vegas (SEMA) – Nov. 4 – 7
LA – Nov. 21 – 30
Detroit – Jan. 17 – 25