Why the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Lives up to it’s NameBlog May 23rd, 2019
When it first debuted, the Lexus RC was criticized for weighing two tons even in its more pedestrian versions. Thanks to a platform that utilizes parts from the current GS and IS sedans, and the discontinued IS Convertible, the result is a Frankenstein-like coupe that needs power to offset its added heft. The V-8-powered RC F is the heaviest of the lineup. Back when we first compared the RC F to the BMW M4, it checked in at 4,045 pounds, a whopping 441 pounds more than its Bavarian rival.
The 2020 RC F’s sonorous 5.0-liter V-8 adds a smidge more power; however, the limited-run Track Edition variant is the only way you can get a lighter version of Lexus’ polarizing coupe. All of the carbon-fiber bits and weight-saving measures cut 177 pounds compared to the standard RC F, and that’s including that boy racer rear wing and the titanium exhaust system. Lexus’ eight-speed automatic remains the only transmission available on the RC F (sorry, manual purists). All RC Fmodels also get a launch control feature for consistent acceleration runs on the drag strip.
A new, equally polarizing and angrier predator-like mug with triangular-shaped headlights ensures that the RC F Track Edition grabs as much attention as possible. Pair that with the Matte Nebula Gray exterior color for maximum head-turning potential.
With production limited to 100 examples, the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition will be a rare beast and its $97,675 price tag further adds to the car’s exclusivity. Watch the video above to find out what makes the Lexus RC F Track Edition surprisingly capable on a road course.