If you stop by Lexus’ stand at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, make sure to check out the limited production RC F Track Edition, a lightweight track-focused version of the RC F, developed with input from the automaker’s racing teams in IMSA and Super GT.
Power comes from a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, putting down 479 PS (472 HP) and 395 lb-ft (536 Nm) of torque, with the help of an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s not often supercars get to use naturally aspirated units nowadays.
Built for speed
The RC F Track Edition features Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon fiber front splitter, roof, hood, bumper reinforcement and rear seat partition, plus a fixed rear wing (instead of an active spoiler) which adds 58 lbs (26.3 kg) worth of downforce. Altogether, this car weighs 176 lbs (80 kg) less than it would have without all the carbon fiber elements.
In a straight line, it can accelerate from zero to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.96 seconds with Launch Control engaged, although it’s the increased cornering agility that should prove even more exciting.
As for styling, customers can order the car in one of two exclusive colors – Ultra White and Nebula Gray, with a red leather interior that boasts Alcantara seats and carbon fiber trim on the doors and dashboard.
The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition will go into production in Q2 of this year, with pricing to be announced at a later date.