For some sports car enthusiasts, the sensation of aggressive driving like being on a race track is often more evocative than sports cars in standard conditions.
Thus, it creates a new market where the majority of premium car brand is having to present the hardcore version of its normal models. One example is the Lexus RC F, a sports car that has been on the market since 2014. The car is actually based on the Lexus RC luxury coupe which first debuted at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
The escalating competition pushes Lexus to present a more powerful version of the Lexus RC F, which they later called the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition.
The front of the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition gets more aggressive thanks to the use of lightweight carbon fiber for the engine hood area. The same material is also utilized for the front splitter area on the front bumper combined with canard details on the front splitter side.
On the other hand, the Lexus profile image comes with a dominant spindle grille that is still present in the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition. As for the headlight, the carmaker is using a new design language with three LEDs made parallel and the boomerang-style daytime running light that is integrated into the area in the headlight.
Lexus is cutting off excess parts as well as improving the exterior appearance of the side of the RC F Track Edition. The approach comes in the usage of a lightweight carbon fiber full panel roof, as well as the use of 19-inch BBS alloy wheels with special Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.
The rear exterior of the sports car has more noticeable changes than the standard RC F version where the carmaker uses fixed rear wings of carbon fiber that is lighter in order to produce better downforce.
As for the exhaust system, the car is using a titanium muffler, while in the middle of the area, there is a rear diffuser that has an aggressive and dominant form.
A closer look shows that no significant changes were found in the cabin area of the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition. Lexus still consistently provides a premium cockpit touch and driver-oriented.
The central cluster is made with an indentation in two parts, where the upper part is for climate control and CD slot, while in the lower area there are technical settings from the transmission lever, driving mode, to the touchpad to manage the Lexus Enform infotainment system. All details are wrapped in a black-red leather format and red carbon trim.
As for the safety features, Lexus emphasizes the Lexus Safety System + feature which features active pre-safety features, Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM), backup cameras with gridline for rearview visuals and 8 Airbags.
The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that can now produce a maximum power of 472 hp and 535 Nm of torque. All power is channeled to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission
There are lots of technical alterations made by Lexus so that the engine’s performance is getting better. It’s all started from the revised intake routing and trigger points for the intake decreased from 3,600 rpm to 2,800 rpm, and the final gear ratio that changes from 2.93: 1 to 3.13: 1.
Unfortunately, there is no official information regarding the price of the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition. But for car models that are only getting 100 units per year and only available in 2 colors – Ultra White & Matte Nebula Gray – The car is likely to have a higher price tag that the official price of the 2020 Lexus RC F which has a price tag of $ 65,745.