In the sports-car market, comparisons to the European heavy hitters are inevitable. This conundrum is exactly what Lexus has had to deal with for decades. But what sets Lexus apart from any other automaker is their guiding philosophy. Instead of building single-purpose machines devoted exclusively to speed or mere style, Lexus designs cars for the sake of the driver’s experience. This ethos is on beautiful display with the new 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition.
There’s more to a track car than horsepower alone. Every little detail has to be scrutinized and modified so that the car can achieve the best performance possible. By doing this, the driver is given the best driving experience possible.
Let’s face it: an adrenaline-filled lap around a track is one of the most fulfilling experiences you can have in an automobile. This is especially true when that lap is completed in a meticulously crafted car like the Lexus RC F Track Edition.
When designing the RC F Track Edition, Lexus went all out to maximize the car’s aerodynamics and weight savings. With greater aerodynamics and a lighter weight comes greater control on the track. There are many modifications that can be seen with the naked eye, such as the carbon fiber fixed rear wing and redesigned front bumper.
However, there are many hidden elements that were optimized in an effort to shave off every possible gram of weight. This includes the new hollow half shafts and even a new, more compact air conditioning compressor. All of these weight savings result in a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio.¹
Lexus may have put a lot of focus into the RC F Track Edition’s aerodynamics and weight savings, but they did not skimp on power. Under the hood of the RC F Track Edition is the most powerful Lexus V8 ever. The 5.0-liter V8 engine produces 472 horsepower² and can scream up to its 7,300-rpm redline. Thanks to the car’s lightweight, grippy Michelin® Pilot® Sport 4 S tires,³ bountiful power and standard Launch Control,⁴ it can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.96 seconds.⁵
The new 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition truly is a masterpiece that’s been created with the driver in mind. If you’re the kind of driver that’s seeking the most refined performance both on and off the track, look no further.
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1. 2020 RC F Track Edition vs. 2018/2019 competitors. Information from manufacturers’ websites as of 12/4/2018.
2. Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease. 3. 19-in performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than mileage expectancy or 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions. Michelin and Pilot Sport are registered trademarks of Michelin North America, Inc. 4. Launch Control is not intended for use on public roads or for repeated short interval use. See Owner’s Manual for additional limitations and details. 5. AMCI Testing Certified.