Lexus has just unveiled the 2020 Lexus RC F alongside the all-new 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition. The standard RC F now has a little more power while the Track Edition manages to shave a good amount of weight. Here is everything you need to know.
(A little) More Power
Under the hood of the 2020 Lexus RC F is a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 that now makes 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. That is just a slight increase of 5 horsepower and 6 lb-ft of torque. But more power is never a bad thing. Lexus was able to achieve this by revising the intake routing and lowering the trigger point for the secondary intake opening (2,800 rpm vs 3,600rpm).
Power is sent to the rear wheels through the same 8-speed automatic transmission. Though, Lexus gave it a higher final drive ratio of 3.13, compared to the previous 2.93. Plus, there is now an electronic launch control in the RC F. This all combines to give the 2020 RC F a slightly quicker 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds.
There are some slight styling updates for 2020 as well. The headlights are perhaps the most notable change, now featuring an integrated DRL and a different lens shape. The front lip has been updated, as has the taillight design and the rear bumper shape. Please be sure to let us know what you think of the RC Fs slightly updated looks.
What has Lexus done to the RC F to make the Tack Edition? Largely, Lexus has tried to reduce as much weight as possible. In total, the Track Edition weighs 176 pounds less than the regular RC F. To do this, Lexus gave the RC F Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors, and 19-inch BBS forged alloy wheels which account for a 55-pound reduction in unsprung weight on the front of the car. Of course, you can clearly see the carbon fiber hood and roof, along with the fixed carbon fiber wing.
The Tack Edition has the same powertrain as the standard RC F, as well as the same transmission. Though, the lighter weight makes for a much quicker 0-60 time of 3.96 seconds, according to Lexus.
The Tack Edition will be available with one interior color, Red, featuring some Alcantara inserts. Two exterior colors will be available: Ultra White and Matte Nebula Gray, an exclusive color only available on the Track Edition.
Pricing & Availability
Lexus says the 2020 RC F and RC F Track Edition will go into production in the 2nd quarter of 2019. However, Pricing has not yet been announced. Though, the Track Edition will certainly add a good amount of cost to the RC F base price. Until then, stay tuned to TFLcar.com for the latest news, views & real-world reviews. We will be sure to provide updates as we learn more.
Roman attended a sneak peek for the media, so you could see the 2020 Lexus RC F up close and in person before it was revealed to the public. Check it out below: