Track Edition of Refreshed Lexus RC F to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
track edition of refreshed lexus rc f to debut at detroit auto show

While Lexus has cranked out a few impressive sporting models over its lifetime, “performance” is not a term that’s synonymous with the brand. Instead, Lexus seems to evoke words like “reliability,” “luxury,” and “high resale values” from the collective consumer mindscape. However, the brand does do dynamics. You can log onto its website right now and discover that most of its fleet offers enough horsepower to make getting a ticket easy enough. It also has performance F variants of the GS, LC, and RC for customers of discerning tastes and the need for a 5.0-liter V8 powerplant.

Interested in going the extra mile to prove itself, Lexus plans to unveil a refreshed RC at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, along with a special Track Edition of the already high-performance RC F.

Thus far, the automaker has only offered a single teaser image of the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition. But its name and obvious, carbon fiber wing have already outed it as a hardcore model intended to sit atop the RC product line. On Thursday, Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales at Toyota Motor North America, said the vehicle would a street-legal car with track-worthy capabilities.

Intended to outshine every production model Lexus has ever built, watch the debut via livestream or buy tickets to NAIAS and give it a look after the press and industry days.

[Image: Lexus]

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  • Davekaybsc Davekaybsc on Dec 07, 2018

    Is it still made from bits of three different old cars glued together, and hundreds of pounds heavier than it should be? Good luck.

    • Sportyaccordy Sportyaccordy on Dec 07, 2018

      Yes, though to be fair with enough tire and suspension GM made a Camaro dance. This isn't too far off.

  • Norman Stansfield Why are leaf springs still a thing on this truck?
  • Syke The expected opening comments. Have had mine for two years now, the car has done exactly what I want out of it, and a little better. I'm quite happy with the car, haven't had to adjust my driving style or needs in the slightest, and . . . . oh, did a mention that I don't give a damn what today's price at the pump is?Probably going to go for a second one in the coming year, the wife's happy enough with mine that she's ready and willing to trade in the Nissan Kicks. Eventually, the not often used van will end up getting traded on a Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, basically ensuring that we don't use gas for anything except the occasional long trip.And the motorcycles.
  • Bobbysirhan I've never found the Allegro appealing before, but a few years of EV rollouts make it seem downright desirable.
  • Scoutdude I know that dealership. Way back when my friend's grandfather was that Turner that owned the Chrysler Plymouth International dealer, in MacPherson. Of course the International was dropped when they didn't deem the Scout reason enough to keep the franchise. I moved from there in late 1978 so it is possible I saw this running around town way back when.
  • Lou_BC "Overpriced" is a misnomer. Arguably, if they are selling they are not overpriced. "Dealer mark-up above MSRP" is a mouthful but more accurate. Simple, don 't buy anything marked up. A computer will help you search the country. It's a PITA but doable.
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