2019 Lexus RC F Track Edition unveiled alongside facelifted RC F range

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Lexus has unveiled the RC F Track Edition, a track focused variant of the Japanese brand’s performance coupe.

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It joins a facelifted RC F range, which is also making its world debut in Detroit.

The Track Edition has lost 65kg of weight over to the standard RC F, in a bid to improve racetrack lap times. This has been achieved by a carbon fibre air intake and a carbon rear wing, roof and bonnet, along with 19-inch lightweight BBS alloy wheels (which account for 25kg of the weight loss), Brembo-branded carbon ceramic brakes and a titanium exhaust system. Other additions include specially designed Michelin Pilot Sport 4S performance tyres and revised suspension.

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Under the bonnet, there’s the same 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 as the outgoing RC F which, despite stiffer engine mounts, a revise intake manifold and a lower trigger point for the second cam, still produces 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque. Thanks to a new launch control mode for the eight-speed automatic transmission, the Track Edition can sprint to 100km/h in “just over four seconds”.

Inside, the seats are trimmed in red leather with Alcantara accents, while the doors and dashboard are adorned in red carbon trim.

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Four new colours will be offered to Track Edition buyers: White Nova, Sonic Titanium, Graphite Black and Matte Grey.

It and the standard RC F also benefit from the same updates as the regular RC range, which include revised styling, new LED headlights, updated LED taillights and a redesigned rear bumper.

The 2019 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition go into production in the second quarter of 2019, ahead of an Australian launch in May.

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