2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Review – Say what you want about your wild style, but the Lexus RC F has a bigger problem: its weight. When we first tested this V-8 coupe at 2014, it weighed 4048 pounds, which decreased its performance compared to rivals such as the BMW M4, which is significantly lighter.
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Review
This is being remedied in some way for 2020 thanks to an update for the RC F that focuses on losing weight. Along with the same renewed style of the front and rear of the coupé that is not F RC, the 2020 RC F gets some adjustments to the chassis, a new hard core Track Edition model and a slight readjustment of the standard version of 5.0 liters V 8 engines and auto transmission Eight-speed TICA.
The weight-saving measures for the model 2020 RC F included making the shafts hollow, shrinking the intake manifold and the air conditioner compressor, and changing various suspension brackets to aluminum. Combine this with the lighter 19-inch BBS of the RC F Track Edition, its carbon-ceramic brake rotors, its titanium muffler and its exhaust pipes, and its numerous carbon fiber bits, including the front separator, the hood , Roof and back wing, and Lexus says this special model weighs 176 pounds less than the previous F RC.
The 5.0-liter V-8, one of the few natural aspiration engines left in the world of luxury, gains 5 horsepower and 6 lb-ft of torque for a total of 472 hp and 395 lb-ft. It is said that the revised gear for the automatic eight-speed transmission helps acceleration, with Lexus claiming a time of zero to 60 mph of 4.2 seconds for the RC F standard and a little less than 4.0 seconds for the Track edition (a RC F previously made the Writing in 4.3 seconds in our tests). The launch control is new standard.
We’re curious to see what the lighter Track edition can do in our Lightning Lap event, where the previous time of RC F of 3:05.6 was hampered by its excess weight, as we said, “RC F just needs a diet to get faster. ” The new Neumát Icos Michelin Pilot Sport 4s should also assist in the runway, as well as the stiffer suspension bushings of the model 2020 and the more rigid motor brackets.
Expect a slight increase in price for the 2020 RC F on the initial price of the current car of $65.745, with the edition Track, which comes only in white or Matt Gray with a red interior, in command of a little more. These up-to-date sports coupes will be on sale in April.