Fastest New-Generation Lexus Speeds Into Australia – April 06, 2019 – Tokyo, Japan (Techreleased) – Lexus Australia today announced the substantially revised RC F range will include a more affordable entry price plus sharp specification for the first RC F Track Edition.
In addition to a series of dramatic enhancements targeting reduced weight and even more dynamic handling, the entry price of the RC F has been reduced by $3600 to $134,129* while the faster and sharper RC F Track Edition is priced from $165,690*.
Three enhancement packages for the RC F will also be available, with the highest package offering upgrades otherwise exclusive to the limited RC F Track Edition.
The refreshed styling of the RC F incorporates new single-piece high-grade LED headlights and a wider grille with L-shaped mesh pattern, emphasising a low and aggressive stance.
Enlarged front-side air breathers and new canard ‘fins’ on the lower front bumper more accurately harness air. Control of flow is then directed by fin-shaped side rocker moldings – derived from the RC F GT3 race car – to new rear air breathers.
Both production of the front suspension upper support mounts and rear toe control arm bracket have been changed from steel to aluminium, while hollow rear-axle shafts replace solid shafts, in each case to reduce weight and enhance rigidity.
A titanium exhaust further reduces weight of the RC F Track Edition by 6kg, while increasing the dramatic sound produced particularly at high engine speeds.
The CFRP bonnet, roof, rear diffuser, lower rocker panel, front spoiler, rear wing and rear-seat brace also help deliver a 65kg total reduction for the RC F Track Edition, which has a kerb weight of 1715kg – undercutting two German coupe rivals.
“Offering a more aggressively priced RC F and a more aggressively dynamic RC F Track Edition is an ideal twin-strategy in this performance-loving Australian market,” Mr Thompson said.
“These highly sophisticated, proudly unique normally aspirated V8-powered coupes have never been better represented than after such comprehensive upgrades.”
The RC F and RC F Track Edition will be available in Lexus dealerships in May.