The 2020 Lexus RC F will be a track car of the highest tire. Well, its price is indicating such a thing. However, Lexus is offering a few other solutions, such as the GS sedan or LC tourer. But, the RC coupe, after the F treatment is the vehicle to watch in the upcoming season. After the update, we can say the car’s valuation is not too high if we consider all the options. If the base setup is not enough for you, then Lexus has an ace upon the sleeve. It is the Track Edition of the RC F coupe that will cost nearly $100,000. So, stay tuned, we will bring a full review of the new arrival.
The RC is a small premium coupe that was launched in 2014. At the same time, the company brought its performance version, RC F. Now, the lineup is going through an update, so we will see some radical changes to both versions. Still, the F model received a special treat this year when it introduced the Track Edition. It was only the prelude of what will happen with 2020 Lexus RC F.
2020 Lexus RC F Changes
The 2020 Lexus RC F is introducing a whole new front fascia. That is just a part of the redesign. Lexus is going strong into the new season, and they will probably update some of its flagship SUVs as well. The headlights on the RC F are new. The fresh shape fits perfectly with the revisited spindle grille. This is one of the Lexus’ trademarks. The lower lip is now even more eye-catching. Side panels and the rear are not taking big modifications. Interior will be all-new, with the latest infotainment and safety equipment.
The 2020 Lexus RC F is using the same 5.0-liter V8 engine as the powertrain. Standard RC will get the power from a 3.5-liter V6 unit. The F model is delivering 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. Compared to the last year, it is a 5 hp and 6 lb-ft boosts. The performance package installs electronic launch control. It will help RC F achieve better time for 0-60 mph acceleration. Next season, it will be very close to 4 seconds.
If you want more speed, then try out the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition. The bad thing is that you will have to spend $97,000 to get it, but it can be worth purchase if you are an adrenalin junkie. That is over $30k more. And you will get the same drivetrain, the same outputs, and transmission sending power to rear wheels. So, what is the trick? The Track Edition stops the clock under 4 seconds for 0-60 mph sprint. How? The company upgrades the existing version with a lot more carbon fiber and aluminum. This model is 176 pounds lighter and that is the biggest trick. However, the Track model also comes with huge wings at the back and 19-inch wheels. BBS delivers these with carbon ceramic brakes. The RC F Track also uses electronic start control.
2020 Lexus RC F vs GS F
Sedan or coupe? That is the question you will find the best response. But, here are a few pros for both solutions. Of course, the sedan will offer more space inside the cockpit. Four-door layout and the extra room will give comfort. Also, the GS F is using a different design of the interior, which could be decisive if you want a unique vehicle. Besides the few selectable modes for driving, the sedan also uses a torque-vectoring differential. It will keep GS’s agility and balance, especially while taking corners at high speeds.
The main advantage of the 2020 Lexus RC F will be its price. It is over $20,000 cheaper. If the interior is a pro for sedan, then the aggressive exterior of the coupe will draw more attention. Still, the RC can top the performance and the price of its sibling by adding the Track Edition package.
Can RC F Compete With Corvette?
The biggest rival to the 2020 Lexus RC F will be the BMW M4. However, some ask if the Japanese sports car can compete with the US legend – Chevy Corvette. Hardly. The base setup of the Chevrolet’s pony car is already more powerful. The high-end models burst either 650 hp (Z06) or even 750 hp (ZR1). With such numbers, Corvette needs just over 3 seconds to reach 60 mph. It also achieves max speed of 185 mph. Of course, this is the more expensive choice as well.
Toyota, the parent company, already announced the pricing for the new 2020 Lexus RC F. The base model will start around $65,000. The Track Edition will come with MSRP of $97,000. The premium performance-oriented sedan GS F costs $85,000. The LC sports car will match the price of the RC F Track Edition with its hybrid version. But, the company is giving hints about the F model for the most expensive unit in the squad.