Lexus RC F Buyers Can Now Option TRD Parts – But Only In Japan

The RC F may not hold the same appeal as the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C63 for most buyers in Europe and the U.S., but Lexus has introduced a bespoke TRD bodykit for the sports coupe that makes it that little more desirable.

The optional body parts, which are available solely in Japan, start at the front with a subtle front splitter that easily attaches to the bumper and not only adds aggression but makes it appear as though the RC F’s ride height is lower than it really is. At the front, Lexus has also designed new plastic ‘canards’ below the headlights that are finished in gloss black plastic.

Moving to the sides, TRD has designed new aerodynamic mirror covers again finished exclusively in gloss black plastic. Buyers will also have the option of distinctive side skirts that further broaden the appeal of the vehicle. For $5000, a set of 19-inch forged aluminum wheels are also available, measuring 19×8.5 at the front and 19×9 at the rear. Despite the hefty price tag, the tires are not included, which means you’ll have to pay extra.

Completing the available styling parts are a new rear diffuser and a rear lip spoiler made from lightweight carbon fiber.

Some performance-oriented parts are also now available from TRD. These include a $5800 sports muffler, steel bracing under the body and a new performance damper brace at the rear.

The RC F, which recently received a subtle facelift, continues to use a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering 477 hp. While that’s a lot, the engine is required to haul an extra 300 kg (661 lbs) over rivals such as the BMW M4.

more photos...
  • salamOOn

    love the wheels!

  • no25

    F SPORT**** Come on, CS. At least act like you know something about cars.

  • Burnermovement

    For that much, the wheels better be made by Rays.

  • Six_Tymes

    addon parts to make heavier than it already is?

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    Looks absolutely brilliant but I don’t think this is the RC F, it’s the RC F Sport. The face-lifted RC F has not been unveiled.

Mercedes-AMG Has No Plans On Racing The One Hypercar At Le Mans

The Mercedes-AMG One will use an F1-sourced powertrain, but the German brand has decided against competing in WEC with it.

Ferrari Admits Developing Its First-Ever SUV Is Quite A Challenge

The Purosangue SUV will be based on Ferrari’s scalable front-mid-engined architecture that can accommodate V6, V8 and V12s as well as rear- and all-wheel drive.

Frankfurt Motor Show Could Be Restructured In Order To Remain Sustainable

A lot of automakers, including Toyota, FCA, and Ferrari, were absent from this year’s event, and those present reduced their investments.

Aston Martin Unveils Vantage Cup For One-Make Racing Series

The Cup is based on the street-legal Vantage V8, with the championship set to start in Europe next year and expand to Asia in 2021.

The Mercedes-AMG One Sounds Just Like An Actual F1 Racer!

The Mercedes-AMG One’s powertrain consists of a 1.6-liter turbo V6 coupled to no less than four (!) electric motors.

Someone Created A Tesla Model 3 Low-Rider Because Why Not?

A low-rider electric sedan ain’t something you see on a daily basis, but with the proliferation of EVs, maybe we should get start getting used to it.

Ford Is Reportedly Developing A Focus-Based Ute In Australia

Code-named the P758, it is expected to target the South American market, though it could be sold elsewhere as well.

Hyundai’s Pickup Could Get A Ranger Raptor-Rivaling Variant

A Hyundai pickup with the i30 N’s 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder and close to 300 HP could be very fun indeed.

This Chevy Camaro Has Turned To The Dark Side, Sith Lords Don’t Approve

Underneath this badly executed body kit, which comes bundled with all sorts of unusual add-ons, lies a sixth-gen Camaro.

V8-Powered Ford Fusion With 450 HP And RWD Is The Closest Thing To A Mustang Sedan

Not content with the stock 325 HP twin-turbo V6, the owner of this saloon fitted a tuned Coyote engine and a 2007 ‘Stang GT500 transmission.