2020 Lexus RC F Revealed Alongside Limited Run Track Edition

While all the lights are, rightfully, focused on Toyota’s brand-new (and long awaited) GR Supra, Lexus has just unveiled the 2020 Lexus RC F only hours before the opening of the Detroit Auto Show.

The revamped RC F features redesigned headlights with stacked LEDs and integrated DRLs, a revised grille with a lower lip opening that stretches across the bottom, a reshaped rear bumper and new taillights.

In addition to the cleaner exterior look, the 2020 RC F has a retuned suspension, with new steering rack mounts and stiffer bushings at the rear. It also has more rigid engine mounts as well, in addition to a weight reduction obtained by installing hollow half shafts at the rear, a smaller air conditioning compressor and aluminum toe control brackets and upper suspension support brackets.

Thanks to a revised intake routing and lower rpm trigger point for the secondary intake opening, the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 has gained an extra 5 hp (5 PS / 4 kW) and 6 lb-ft (8 Nm) of torque. Thus, it now puts out 472 hp (479 PS / 352 kW) and 395 lb-ft (536 Nm), and is mated to the same eight-speed automatic transmission, which has a higher final drive ratio. Standard electronic launch control and specially designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires round up the list of upgrades.

Lexus also launched a new Track Edition that was developed with input from the brand’s racing teams in IMSA and Super GT. The limited production model has a carbon fiber front splitter, a fixed rear wing that replaces the active spoiler that reduces drag and adds 58 lbs (26.3 kg) of additional downforce, and more weight reduction thanks to a carbon fiber roof, hood, bumper reinforcement and partition behind the rear seats.

The standard titanium muffler and tailpipes contribute to the overall weight reduction of 176 lbs (80 kg) compared to the previous RC F, while Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors provide stopping power.

While it boasts an enhanced soundtrack, the RC F Track Edition uses the same V8 as the 2020 RC F and naught to 60 mph (0-96 km/h) takes 3.96 seconds with the Launch Control engaged.

Clients will be able to order it in a couple of exclusive colors, named Ultra White and Nebula Gray, and it comes with 19-inch BBS forged alloy wheels and a red leather interior with Alcantara seats and carbon trim on the doors and dashboard as standard.

Production of both the RC F and RC F Track Edition will kick off in the second quarter of the year, and pricing will be announced close to their on-sale dates.

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  • Seats & a steering wheel

    Mean machine..and you know it will sound epic too. RC is one of the most underrated coupes on the planet.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      Also the slowest and worst driving in its class and by a huge margin.

  • getoffme

    Before anyone talks about its weight. It is not the lightest by all means in its class, but C&D tested a C63 S that weighed in 4102 lbs! Lexus be credited for the weight lost at least.

    • Belthronding

      some people just talk about its weight and F Nothing more, believe me you can see that same BS each and every news regarding RC & RC F.
      who really cares is it lighter a bit or heavier if you are not racing?

    • Jim Ragland

      I guess the guy above didn’t get your memo…Lol

    • RDS Alphard

      The 176 lbs weight lost only apply to limited run Track Edition variant, Lexus didn’t mention weight of the regular one;

      C63S might be heavy but at least it pack a punch via those biturbo V8… here’s comparison,

      469hp/650Nm for C63
      503hp/700Nm for C63S
      467hp/527Nm for ’14 RC F
      472hp/535Nm for ’20 RC F

    • Dude

      Jeremy Clarkson said it was the best driver’s car in the class a few years ago

  • Six_Tymes

    This looks much better than current. But, IS IT LIGHTER than the current or not? If its the same fat porker, ill pass.

    • RDS Alphard

      It wasn’t.

  • ztamg04

    Hi, I’m only 14 but even I know that the RC F is the slowest and definitely the worst handling when compared to the 503 HP C63 S (also heavy) or the 454 BMW M4 CS. The regular M4 isn’t competitive on a power and performance level. Although i do welcome the Track Package, I still can’t see myself buying one in 6 years over a C63.

  • SteersUright

    I see good looks are no longer part of the modern “affordable” sports coupe formula.

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