Lexus introduces the very sporty RC F and track-focussed RC F Track Edition to SA. It's pricey but sure to stand out in a crowd.
The RC F range comprises style with substance as the coupe aims to please the eye as well as the hardened track enthusiast. The refreshed lineup makes use of a single engine, namely the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 that thumps out a claimed 352 kW and 535 Nm. Zero to 100 kph is dispatched in 3.96 seconds.
Lexus models with ‘F’ badges are performance oriented and thus, the RC F is lighter and more capable dynamically. On the Track Edition, the claim is that it is up to 80 kg lighter thanks to a carbon fibre bonnet and roof. Carbon ceramic Brembos are used to stop the RC F and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber stick it to the tarmac.
The Track Edition also benefits from some added aero aids like a rear diffuser and fixed rear wing. Final tweaks are then made to the suspension to make it handle better and roll less when cornering with enthusiasm.
The pair of RC F models are immediately available to order but at a rather steep price.
Lexus RC F - R1 318 300
Lexus RC F Track Edition - R2 098 200