TORONTO, ON: For the 2020 model year, the Lexus RC F coupe is lighter, more capable and more eye catching than ever before. The 2020 Lexus RC F coupe incorporates a wide range of changes from both the RC F GT3 and RC F GT500 race cars to improve the RC F’s aerodynamics and resculpt its aggressive lines. At the rear, a redesigned bumper reinforcement was developed that combines carbon fiber and aluminum to produce an equally strong, yet lighter (-500g) support piece.
To capitalize on the reduced weight, the engineers also retuned the chassis with very precise changes that work together to give the car a more responsive feel.
Boasting one of the last naturally aspirated V8s available in a luxury coupe, the RC F has a unique sound and feel that few of its competitors can replicate. Now rated at 472 horsepower (+5) at 7,100 rpm and 395 pound-feet of torque (+6) at 4,800 rpm, the 5.0-litre V8 (2UR-GSE) is a core element of the RC F’s personality. For the ultimate in standing start acceleration, the RC F now includes electronic launch control as standard that deliver an estimated 0-to-96 km/h time of just 4.2 seconds.
Meanwhile every RC F Track Edition comes standard with Brembo® carbon ceramic brake rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers.
The extensive use of carbon fiber is another weight saving measure that you can see as well as feel. All Track Edition models come standard with a carbon fiber roof and hood along with switching to a carbon fiber partition behind the rear seats.
At the rear of the car, all Track Edition models come with a fixed rear wing made from carbon fiber in place of the active spoiler offered on the standard RC F.
Combine the slippery shape and reduced weight with the standard launch control system and the RC F Track Edition is capable of delivering a 0-to-96 km/h time of 3.96 seconds. Top speed remains limited to 270 km/h.
In order to give the Track Edition a more exclusive look on the inside, the interior comes standard with Circuit Red leather-trimmed seats with Alcantara® accents. Both the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition have started production and will be available at dealers soon. Pricing for the 2020 RC F starts at $85,000. The 2020 RC F Performance package starts at $96,000 and the 2020 RC F Track Edition starts at $119,950.