2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Is An Old School Precision Tool

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.

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  • Ary Wisesa

    The grey one is much more attractive in my opinion, it really suits the sporty aura of the car. It looks tough, no non-sense character, ready to attack the track. And the red interior color is very nice. Love it!
    Btw, picture no. 30 is a bit weird. It looks like the picture is contracted and makes the car shorter and the wheels look elliptical. I’m using 16:9 screen, is it because my screen ratio?

  • nastinupe

    Too bad this doesn’t come in a manual. A 472 hp V8 coupe in a manual. It would be the only Japanese car in the world in that space. Too bad they didn’t see that and take advantage of the opportunity.

    • I remember when the RCF was first announced they were doing research into manual tranmission take rate or something with their customers and I think like 1% said they would so they scrapped the idea. I think this would be more of the same. 🙁

  • Da Only Skid

    Pricing for this beast will be interesting. To much more on top of current MSRP will tread into LC territory. And given current base MSRP (RC-F) this is a no-brainer over the MkV. Manual or not they are a fun ride, at least the distant cousin IS is. Love the RC, IS, LC and LFA (which I can never afford). Some may not stack up to the Germans but in the end are more reliable with better resale, limited or not. On a straightaway had my IS 350 F-Sport at 144 mph, wouldn’t go faster. Was a fun short jaunt down the road.

    • Ary Wisesa

      Same with you. I can’t afford the LC, never mind the LFA. But I’m quiet satisfied with my GS350. 🙂

  • ztamg04

    I do love naturally aspirated cars and the fact that this V8 does without forced induction is the only reason i would buy one over the C63 S, RS5, or M4 CS.

  • AMG44

    Track edition looks like a real beast.
    Enjoy while it lasts. Last of those sweet sounding NA aspirated V8s.

  • SteersUright

    Keep the wheels, brakes, and engine. Junk the rest.

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