Lexus says the bold RC F Track Edition will be built for more than a single year and, more importantly, that the nameplate could be used by other models.
The 2020 RC F Track Edition was recently unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show, but few details about its production run were given. Speaking with Motor1 at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, Lexus vice president for product planning and strategy Cooper Ericksen provided us with more details about the future of the driver-focused variant of the coupe.
“The plan right now is to build 60 [RC F] Track Editions… and it’s going to be 40 of the white and 20 of the matte gray [cars for 2020],” Ericksen said. “It’s [our] intention to have a version of the Track Edition in subsequent model years.”
The Track Edition stands out thanks to Brembo carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon front splitter, roof, hood, bumper, and rear seat partition. These components save 80 kg (176 lbs) over the standard RC F and allow for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in just 3.96 seconds.
Interestingly, Ericksen suggested that the Track Edition won’t be a shortlived model, adding that Lexus engineers are already discussing how the vehicle can evolve over the coming years. It’s even possible that the Japanese luxury brand will use the nameplate for other models in its range as well, with the most likely candidates being a hardcore GS F variant or a new version of the upcoming Lexus LC F.