The new 2020 Lexus RC F is more powerful and lighter than ever before. This vehicle
The more potent 472-horsepower2 5.0-liter V8 is not only the largest engine in its class,11 it’s also the most powerful Lexus V8 ever. The RC F delivers enhanced torque, added responsiveness and an updated differential gear ratio for lightning-fast acceleration.
A part of the quickness can be attributed to the Speed-Activated Rear Wing area. The rear wing automatically activates at highway speeds for improved aerodynamics. Another contributing factor is the Rear Diffuser, which is located in the center of the rear bumper.
With lightweight components like a carbon fiber roof and hood as well as titanium mufflers, the RC F Track Edition boasts an even lower center of gravity and further reduces rotational inertia. The result is nothing short of extraordinary. With massive savings in the car’s weight, added responsiveness and enhanced torque, all combined together to propel the RC F from 0 to 60 in a mere 3.96 seconds. And to bring you even closer to the road, the RC F’s lightning-fast eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission with downshift rev-matching features optimally positioned paddle shifters for split-second upshifts all the way to its 168-mph top track speed.
Inside, there awaits an enhanced driver-centric cockpit and some aggressively styled, bolstered high-back sport seats. Those seats hold drivers as tightly as it holds curves. For optimal performance and control, the exclusive F-badged high-back sport seats embrace you from hip to shoulder. Their unique design is constructed to disperse body pressure, increase support, and help hold you firmly through turns.
In addition to Amazon Alexa compatibility and available onboard Wi-Fi™ capability, the RC F offers access to Lexus Enform apps, Navigation and more. For added convenience, you can even start your engine remotely with certain smartwatches, if needed.
THE NUMBERS: MSRP/starting $64,000 — MPG: 16 city / 24 highway