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Lexus Unveils RC F and RC F Track Edition in Detroit

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If you want the perfect blend of horsepower and luxury, Lexus has refined their RC F. Lighter and more powerful, Lexus unveiled the RC F Track Edition to the world yesterday at the Detroit International Auto Show. Crisp new lines and aggressive aerodynamics hint at the upgrades under the hood.

Engineers had a mandate to cut as much weight as possible. First up, the steel tie rods were swapped to aluminum. A new intake manifold casting reduces unnecessary weight, and the AC compressor was traded for a smaller version. A move that might come back to haunt them is ditching the solid axle shafts for lighter hollow tubes. The 2020 model is 176 lbs lighter than 2019, and the Track Edition has 55% less unsprung weight on the front end.

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The 5.0L V8 has polyurethane mounts to resist deflection, because power is now up to 472 hp. Torque is also raised, with 395 lb-ft thanks to revised calibration of the 2-stage intake manifold. Launch control is standard, and it uses Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber to reach 60 mph in 3.96 seconds. The new RC F will arrive this summer, so we’ll keep you updated as pricing and options are released. Click the link below to find a Lexus dealer near you and stay with us for all your Lexus news.