Lexus’ 2020 RC F Observe Version is a excessive efficiency coupe for individuals who refuse to sacrifice consolation and reliability.
The Lexus RC F has been a polarizing automotive sincefor the 2015 mannequin yr. It is obtained an awesome engine that sounds unbelievable however the chassis was at all times for one thing that was marketed as being sporty and as such, it was by no means actually embraced by the motoring public.
Quick-forward to 2019 and the Detroit Auto Present and Lexus seems to have taken individuals’s criticism no less than considerably to coronary heart and is providing up a re-tooled andand it is also bringing out a restricted Observe Version for individuals who actually wish to stick it to the oldsters from Munich and Stuttgart. How does it look on paper?
Nicely, to begin, Lexus has stored the naturally aspirated 5.Zero-liter V8, and now it makes 472 horsepower and 395 foot-pounds of torque. That works out to a bump of simply 5 horsepower and 6 ft-lbs, which is not a lot however when paired with the automotive’s new, extra aggressive three.13 ratio rear finish (shortened up from 2.93), your butt dyno ought to really feel the distinction.
Lexus determined to go slightly additional down the efficiency rabbit gap with the RC F Observe Version. Firstly, it managed to shed some kilos within the quest to make the automotive extra agile, 176 kilos to be particular. That is not nothing in a contemporary automobile, significantly whenever you mix that with a claimed added 58 kilos of further downforce courtesy of the brand new rear spoiler.
Some of the vital upgrades for the Observe Version comes within the type of Brembo-sourced carbon ceramic brakes. These unique stoppers mixed with the light-weight 19-inch solid wheels from BBS account for 55 of the Observe Version’s lacking kilos. Due to all of the light-weight supplies, modified gearing and launch management, the Observe Version could make the dash to 60 miles per hour in beneath four seconds.
Should you completely should have essentially the most sports-focused Lexus since, you will get it in certainly one of two colours: Extremely White or Matte Nebula Grey. A crimson leather-based inside with crimson carbon-fiber accents is normal.
Each the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Observe Version are set to go on sale someday in Q2 of 2019 with pricing to be introduced nearer to the on-sale date.