2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe

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2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 10, 2020
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With car makers launching performance editions of their already exotic sports cars, Lexus decided to jump on the same bandwagon, with the introduction of the 2020 RC F Track Edition. Based on the RC F GT3 Race Car that Lexus uses for GT3 races around the world, the 2020 RC F Track edition is just limited to 500 units. The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition gets Lexus’ biggest V8 and slight changes in Engine tune and differentials, helps it muster more power and torque than the 2019 Model.

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Pros

Unadulterated Performance

Sweet Sounding Exhaust Note

Premium Interior Build Quality

Perfect Balance between Throttle and Steering

Aggressive Starting Price compared to rivals

Cons

Power doesn’t see much bump from standard RC F

Average MPG Figures

What's New?

The 2020 RC F Track Edition is an All New Car from Lexus


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$96800

bodystyle

2dr Coupe

passenger capacity

4

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

303 cu.in.

horsepower

472 hp @ 7100 rpm

torque

395 lbs.-ft. @ 4800 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

15/15

dimensions

wheelbase

107.5 in.

length

61.4 in.

width

72.6 in.

height

54.7 in.

curb weight

3781 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

79.4 cu ft.

cargo volume

10.1 cu ft.

payload capacity

700 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

standing ¼-mile

11.7 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

16/25/19 mpg

highway range

435 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

6 yr./ 70000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. /unlimited


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Interior
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Styles

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe in Nebula Gray Pearl color 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe in Ultra White color
Nebula Gray Pearl

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Ratings

Features

6.0

Engine And Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

6.5

Interior

7.0

Exterior

7.0

Safety

9.9

Competition

7.0

7.3

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Base

Base

power
472 hp @ 7100 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
19 combined

$96,800


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 8A) Starting at $96,800 MSRP (16/19/25) 472 hp @ 7100 rpm, 5 L, V-8, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic rear wheel drive 4

Expert Review

7.3

Overall Rating


Talking of features and upgrades, the 2020 RC F Track Edition gets Launch Control and Lexus Safety System+ as standard. Lexus will be offering multiple packages with the 2020 RC F Track Edition that includes the Mark/Levinson and All-Weather packages. Other noteworthy highlights include the RC F GT3 inspired Carbon Fiber Rear Wing, Lightweight BBS Forged Alloy Wheels, Brembo Front and Rear Carbon Fiber Brakes and a lot more.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition front view
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition rear view

6.0/10
Features

 

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

7.0/10
Exterior

 

9.9/10
Safety

 

7.0/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Features

6.0/10

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition is just a standalone offering from Lexus’ RC F Lineup. The Track Edition features plenty of performance updates over the standard RC F and includes features like SACHS Shock Absorbers, Brembo Brakes, BBS Alloys and more. The other noteworthy features have been listed below.

Trim

RC F Track Edition

MSRP (RWD)

$96,800

Key Features

Triple Beam LED Headlights

 

Full LCD Multi-Information Display

 

Heated ORVM’s

 

LFA inspired Instrument Panel

 

Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control

 

SiriusXM/HD Radio connectivity

 

Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Sport Steering with Paddle Shifters and Aluminum Pedals

Package Name

Navigation/Mark Levinson Audio

All Weather

Package Cost

$2,725

$130

Key Features

Mark Levinson Premium Audio

Windshield Wiper De-Icer

 

Dynamic Voice Command

Headlamp Washers

 

10.3” Split Screen Multimedia

 

How should you spec your RC F Track Edition?

While the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition comes loaded to the brim with a list of creature comforts, customers can opt for multiple packages, depending on their choices and preferences. We would suggest adding the Mark/Levinson audio package, for that added luxury on the go.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Engine and Performance

7.0/10

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, comes fitted with Lexus’ biggest and most powerful V8 Motor ever. The RC F Track Edition delivers enhanced torque, added responsiveness and an updated differential gear ratio for lightning-fast acceleration. The 7300rpm redline ensures that the Noise coming out of the Titanium mufflers forces you to push it to the limit, every time. Power figures are rated at a healthy 472hp and the Torque is rated at 395lbs.-ft.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Comes with most powerful V8 motor

Transmission duties are still performed by a Super Quick 8 Speed Unit that allows manual control via the paddles behind the steering shift. The Gearshifts are seamless and are done in a fraction of seconds. In the Automatic mode, the transmission's AI Shift Control features a G-sensor that detects when the RC F Track Edition enters a curve and holds the lower gear throughout, for optimal response when accelerating out of the same.

Models

Lexus RC F Track Edition

BMW M4 CS*

Porsche 911 Carrera S*

Mercedes-AMG GT*

MSRP

$96,800

$104,095

$106,350

$113,695

Engine

5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8

3.0L 6-Cylinder Twin Power Turbo

3.0L Turbocharged V6

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Manual

7-Speed Automatic

Power

472hp@7,100rpm

454hp@6,250rpm

420hp@6,500rpm

469hp@6,000rpm

Torque

395lb-ft@4,800rpm

442lb-ft@4,000rpm

368lb-ft@1,700rpm

465lb-ft@1,700rpm

 *2019 Figures used for reference purposes only

The Lexus is the most powerful among all its adversaries. It is followed closely by the AMG GT from Mercedes. The Bimmer follows next and the Porsche 911 is the least powerful of them all. Talking torque, the Merc finishes on the top and is then followed by the Bimmer. The Lexus follows it next and the Porsche comes with the least.

How fast is the RC F Track Edition?

Like the Motor, the Engineers at Lexus have updated the throttle response of the RC F Track Edition and made small changes to the differential gear ratio. Courtesy of a precision-based Launch control setup, smaller final gear ratio of 3.13:1 as compared to the 2.97:1, along with the weight reduction, Best-In-Class power to weight ratio of 8.01:1 and motor updates for 2020, the RC F Track Edition, manages to do the 60 MPH in under 4 seconds. Quarter Mile is achieved in just 12.4 seconds as well.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition manages to do the 60 mph in under 4 seconds

Models

Lexus RC F Track Edition

BMW M4 CS*

Porsche 911 Carrera S*

Mercedes-Benz AMG GT*

0-60 MPH

3.96 sec

4.3 sec

4.4 sec

3.9 sec

Quarter Mile

12.4 sec

12.4 sec

11.9 sec

11.4 sec

Top Speed 172 MPH 170 MPH 191 MPH 198 MPH

Engine

5.0L Naturally Aspirated V8

3.0L 6-Cylinder Twin Power Turbo

3.0L Turbocharged V6

4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

The Rivals are on the same page as the Lexus, with few of them being slower than it, by a very small margin. The Lexus matches the Merc for the top spot and is then followed by the Bimmer and the Porsche, in terms of 60MPH runs. The Merc is the fastest to do the quarter-mile and is surprisingly followed by the Porsche. The BMW and the Lexus end up tied for the 3rd spot.

How good are the Brakes?

Take any sports car in the World and you might see it, with a superb Braking system. The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, comes with 14.9-inch front and rear Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The culmination of all these features ensures that the braking performance of the Lexus is top-notch and confidence-inspiring, at all times. The Pedals feel assuring and offer a good amount of confidence under heavy braking.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition comes with 14.9-inch front brakes

Model

Lexus RC F Track Edition

BMW M4 CS*

Porsche 911 Carrera S*

Mercedes-AMG GT*

Brake Rotors Front

14.9"

15.0"

13.0"

14.2"

Brake Rotors Rear

14.9"

14.6"

13.0"

14.2"

Curb Weight

3781 lbs

3483 lbs

3175 lbs

3560 lbs

60-0 MPH

N/A

N/A

98 ft

96 ft

In terms of Rivals, the AMG GT from Mercedes displays the best braking performance among all the rivals, mentioned here. The Porsche manages to somewhat match the Merc, courtesy of its lightweight body and lesser power figures. While the distances of the BMW and the Lexus haven’t been mentioned yet, we do expect them to be similar to the other 2.

What about the Ride and Handling?

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition is the souped-up version of the standard RC F and the changes are evident in its ride and handling. With various aerodynamic elements, from the carbon fiber front spoiler and RC F GT3–inspired rear wing to the flat-panel undercarriage and more, the RC F Track Edition was designed specifically to channel air in a way that optimizes performance.

The F-Adaptive Variable Suspension with independent double-wishbone type with forged aluminum components, coil springs, monotube gas-filled SACHS shock absorbers and hollow stabilizer bar on the front and independent multilink with forged aluminum components on the rear, ensures offers superb handling on the tracks. The Electronic Power Steering with 19” Forged BBS Alloys and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, offers tremendous cornering ability and grip levels on the road as well

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Fuel Economy

6.5/10

Like all Naturally Aspirated Motor powered Vehicles, the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, compromises on its MPG figures as compared to its rivals. The RC F can just muster the best of 24MPG on the highway and returns an overall MPG figure of 19. While this is not comparable to some of the Lexus’ turbocharged rivals, it does perform better than the likes of the Merc and the Bimmer.

Model

Lexus RC F Track Edition

BMW M4 CS*

Porsche 911 Carrera S*

Mercedes-AMG GT*

MPG (City)

16

17

20

16

MPG (Highway)

24

23

29

22

MPG (Combined)

19

19

23

18

Fuel Capacity 17.4 gallons 15.8 gallons 16.9 gallons 19.8 gallons
Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 278/418/331 miles 269/363/300 miles 338/490/389 miles 317/436/356 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/yr)

N/A N/A 7.7 N/A

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Interior

7.0/10

The snug cockpit swaddles the driver with data and controls in what seems like the ideal techno-cutting-edge, Tokyo-through-night time design scheme. Like its other competitors, the RC F Track Edition lavishes its to be had space on the front passengers. The seats themselves are stitched to remind us of human muscle tissues, and they’re formed and sized to carry large adults. Their supple, huge cushions can aid huge bodies and small ones, too, and the adjustable levers make certain all will find a true using position.

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition lavishes its to be had space on the front passengers

Model

Lexus RC F Track Edition

BMW M4 CS*

Porsche 911 Carrera S*

Mercedes-AMG GT*

Seating Capacity

4

4

4

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.8/50.7/45.4

39.8/55.3/42.2

N/A

N/A

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.0/46.1/27.3

36.1/51.7/33.7

N/A

N/A

Overall, the interiors feel plenty spacious and the high-quality materials on use, adds to the premium feel of owing this Lexus. The Bimmer feels a bit more spacious on the outside than the Lexus but loses out on the rear space.

Features to expect on the inside?

Despite being a track-focused sedan, Lexus has bundled a plethora of features as standard in the RC F Track Edition. Some of the most impressive features include the following features

  • Multipower Adjustable Front Seats
  • 12V Front power outlet
  • Red Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
  • Circuit Red Alacantara Interior Trim
  • Sport Steering with Paddle Shifters
  • High Back Sport Seats
  • Dual Zone Climate Control with SMOG Sensor
  • Aluminum Pedals
  • Interior Day/Night Electrochromic Rearview Mirror
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

How good is the Infotainment system?

In terms of connectivity and infotainment options, Lexus was slow to adapt to the changing global standards. However, as they say- "Better late than never", Lexus has bundled all that was missing in the 2019 model, in the 2020 model. The infotainment system isn't the slickest to use among the rivals but it manages to get the job done. The other noteworthy features include

  • LCD Instrument Cluster with MID
  • Amazon Alexa Connectivity with Apple Car Play, Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite/HD Radio with Homelink
  • Scout GPS with Subscription-Free Traffic and Weather
  • Steering Wheel-mounted Audio, Cruise, MID, and Voice controls
  • Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi support

Is the Cargo capacity any good?

With 10.1 cubic feet of cargo space on offer, the 2020 RC F Track Edition is not only a sports car but a practical one as well. Taking a note from the Legendary LFA, Lexus has incorporated plenty of cubby holes and storage spaces inside the RC F Track Edition’s cabin, in order to add to the practicality quotient.

Model

Lexus RC F Track Edition

BMW M4 CS*

Porsche 911 Carrera S*

Mercedes-AMG GT*

Cargo Capacity

10.1 cu.ft.

11.0 cu.ft.

5.1 cu.ft.

10.1 cu.ft.

Speaking of the competition, the BMW M4 CS, manages to offer the most cargo space in this comparison. The Merc matches the Lexus in terms of the cargo capacity while the Porsche loses out to all of the coupes here, by a big margin.

2020 Lexus RC F track edition front view
2020 Lexus RC F track edition front view
2020 Lexus RC F track edition front seat
2020 Lexus RC F track edition front seat
2020 Lexus RC F track edition steering
2020 Lexus RC F track edition steering
2020 Lexus RC F track edition
2020 Lexus RC F track edition
2020 Lexus RC F track edition
2020 Lexus RC F track edition

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Exterior

7.0/10

Lexus has started getting recognition for its striking design language. The 2020 RC F Track Edition builds on this and adds more style to the same. Lexus improves the RC coupe’s look with slits, vents, and mesh grille. 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, adding to its performance. The Hood gets the Carbon Fiber Treatment as well and the lightweight Carbon Ceramic Brembo brakes, adds to the lightweight nature of the Track edition.

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition builds on this and adds more style to the same

Model

Lexus RC F Track Edition

BMW M4 CS*

Porsche 911 Carrera S*

Mercedes-AMG GT*

Curb Weight

3781 lbs

3483 lbs

3175 lbs

3560 lbs

Length

 185.4"

184.5"

177.1"

179.0"

Width

72.6"

73.6"

71.2"

76.3"

Height

54.7"

54.6"

51.0"

50.7"

Ground Clearance

N/A

4.7"

N/A

3.8"

Wheelbase

107.5"

110.7"

96.5"

103.5"

In terms of the competition, the Porsche is the lightest among all the coupes here and has the shortest wheelbase as well. The Lexus is the longest and tallest in here. The AMG GT has the widest body of them all. The Bimmer stacks itself in the middle of the Lexus and the Merc.

What are the most outstanding features on the Outside?

Modern-day Lexus' have been known to be outright amazing on the design front. The RC F Track Edition, adds to all this drama with sportier accents and parts. The most noteworthy highlights include the following few features

  • Triple Beam LED Headlights with LED DRL’s
  • Electrochromic Door Mirrors
  • LED Taillights
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Windshield Wiper De-Icer
  • Heated and Powered Exterior RVM with Turn Indicators
  • Rear Spoiler and Quad Exhausts
  • Carbon Fiber Hood and Rear Diffuser
  • Carbon Fiber Rear and Front Spoiler
  • 19” BBS Alloy wheels
  • Carbon Ceramic Red Brake Calipers
  • Illuminated Door Handles
  • Cooling Ducts in the front bumper
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition front
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition front
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition rear
2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition rear
Lexus RC F Track Edition
Lexus RC F Track Edition

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Safety

9.9/10

With Safety becoming a top priority for a lot of Car Buyers around the world, Lexus has started to ramp up the number of safety features on offer on their Cars. From 2020 onwards, all Lexus’ will come standard with the Safety System+ Package across the range. The RC F Track Edition, also comes with a rigid body structure that has multiple crumple zones to absorb impacts in case of an unwanted accident. Other than that, the RC F Track Edition gets a whole host of safety features that includes the following

  • Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist
  • High Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Auto Leveling High/Low Beams
  • 8 Airbags that includes driver’s and front passenger’s advanced airbag systems, driver’s and front passenger’s knee airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags and front seat-mounted side airbags
  • Backup camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management with Sport Mode

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Competition

7.0/10

Lexus RC F Track Edition vs. BMW M4 CS

Get inside of the mighty M4 CS and set together for explosive acceleration and razor-sharp handling. It oversteers on corners and always longing for a wheel spin. The Bimmer takes its handling inspiration from the legendary M3 and the M5 and is a true corner carver. The Lexus, on the other hand, is the more comfier of the 2 and more livable on a daily basis. The Lexus will enjoy a higher resale value as well and is expected to stand the test of time better than the Bimmer.

2020 BMW M4 CS

Lexus RC F Track Edition vs. Porsche 911 Carrera S

The Porsche 911 has been one of the legendary race cars of all time. It may not have the most powerful engine in the world nor the most sophisticated suspension setup. But the 911 blends in Power and Handling in a way that its rivals have always been envy of. The Lexus offers a lot more value than the Porsche in terms of numbers and comes close to the Porsche in terms of handling. But if a track-focused car is your preference, we would still lean for the Porsche. The Lexus will offer a good blend of performance and daily driver ability and will be the more practical of the duo.

2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S

Lexus RC F Track Edition vs. Mercedes-AMG GT 

While Mercedes don’t admit it themselves, many auto pundits of the world have regarded the AMG GT as the replacement of the legendary SLS AMG. The AMG GT offers the performance of the legendary SLS AMG while being a better daily driver and returning superb MPG figures. The AMG GT coupe offers a ton of features for its price and is a good track car as well. The Lexus manages to outrun the Merc in terms of price and feels the sharper of the duo on the track as well. The Lexus may not have the brand value of the Merc but from a neutral point of view, it sure matches or feels ahead of the Merc in some ways.

2020 Mercedes AMG GT

 

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Coupe Final Verdict

The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, is Lexus’ first jibe at creating a Hardcore version of its popular sports coupe- The RC F. With production being limited to just 500 units, the RC F Track Edition offers a lot of exclusivity. It comes with Lexus’ most powerful and biggest V8 Motor ever that offers good oomph. The 7300rpm red line and the Titanium Exhaust tips, produce an Opera that will raise goosebumps in you. With a generous use of Carbon Fiber, all around the body of the RC F and Carbon Ceramic brakes and lightweight forged BBS alloys, the RC F Track edition feels like one hell of a track ready car. So, if you are in the market and looking for some exclusivity and a non run of the mill sports coupe, the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition, sure demands your footfall in your nearest Showroom.