Lexus Turns Up The Dial On Rc F Performance Coupe – Jan 19, 2019 – Aichi, Japan (Techreleased) – Lexus is set to unveil an all-new RC F Track Edition as part of an extensive update that boosts the performance and freshens the overall look of its flagship performance coupe.
Sleeker aerodynamics, reduced weight, a retuned suspension and enhanced styling elevate the RC F to a new level of performance and refinement.
Lexus International executive vice president Koji Sato said the new RC F and the Track Edition, in particular, have benefited from constant development.
“These models help further distinguish the F brand by offering fast, durable, highly capable performance cars that rely on a range of technologies to help make their performance accessible to drivers of all skill levels,” Sato-san said.
The RC F Redefined
Lexus engineers have reduced the RC F’s weight without compromising the coupe’s sense of refinement and solidity. Hollow rear axle-shafts are now used in place of the previous solid shafts while a smaller intake manifold and air-conditioning compressor remove weight from the front of the car. Adopting aluminum toe-control brackets and upper suspension support brackets also reduces weight while maintaining stiffness.
Standard electronic launch control provides the ultimate in standing-start acceleration. With a push of the button on the console, the system automatically adjusts the traction and throttle control for maximum acceleration from a stop. All the driver has to do is press and hold the brake pedal, engage the system, floor the accelerator to bring up the engine speed and release the brake. Using the system results in a 0-to-100km/h time of just over four seconds.
RC F Track Edition: A Higher Degree of F
Precisely engineered upgrades for the RC F Track Edition work together seamlessly to push its performance to a new level.
Developed with input from Lexus race teams in the Super GT and IMSA series, the Track Edition is designed to deliver exceptional performance that enthusiasts can easily exploit in a wide variety of conditions.
A Smoother Shape and a Precise Diet
A unique front air dam, made from carbon fibre to reduce weight, is designed to increase front-end downforce for better grip and more precise steering. A fixed rear wing, also made from carbon fibre, is lighter than the active spoiler offered on the standard RC F. The fixed wing also reduces drag and adds up to 26kg downforce.
Preliminary estimates put total weight reduction at 65kg compared with the previous RC F with engineers focused on cutting weight that yields the most significant dynamic improvements.
A standard titanium muffler and tail pipes also helps the Track Edition shed weight. Rarely seen on production cars, the use of titanium also gives the Track Edition a polished look along with a unique sound.
Using the same normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 found in every RC F, the RC F Track Edition is targeting a 0-to-100 km/h time of around four seconds.
In order to give the Track Edition a more exclusive look on the inside, a red leather interior comes standard along with Alcantara® seat accents and red carbon trim on the doors and dashboard. Four body colours will be available: white nova, sonic titanium, graphite black and matte grey, the latter exclusive to the Track Edition.
Production of the updated Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition will start in the second quarter of 2019.