Lexus will reveal a hardcore RC F Track Edition alongside the updated RC F at the 2019 Detroit motor show
Lexus has revealed the first image of its upcoming RC F Track Pack, a hardcore version of the new RC F Coupe that will be revealed at the upcoming 2019 Detroit motor show. Previously spotted testing with dramatic new aero, the idea of a more aggressive and track-focused RC F has clearly been on the mind of Lexus engineers, so it’s exciting to see it come to fruition.
Although no official changes have been confirmed by Lexus, we suspect other aerodynamic modifications will go along with the carbonfibre rear wing seen in the teaser image, including a new front bumper, diffuser, skirts and a possible inclusion of front dive planes.
Look closely at the image and you’ll also see a black plastic plate sitting on what would usually be the top of a lighting cluster protruding from the rear bumper. Using the dramatic LC Coupe as a guide, we’d suggest it was some form of new casing for the rear lights, building on the standard RC F’s aggressive styling.
We can only speculate as to the changes under the skin, but we’d expect there to be a stiffer, more track-oriented focus to the suspension, steering and brakes. The current RC F is an entertaining car on the road, but its heavy kerb weight and relatively soft setup has always felt like it could do with a firmer overtone, something we hope will ring true on this new Track Pack. We also suspect the current car’s Yamaha-developed 5-litre naturally aspirated V8 will again be used, although we’re unsure if it’ll pick up any extra power over its current 350kW.
We also suspect the standard RC F coupe will make its debut at the same show, considering it was a conspicuous no-show at the standard RC Coupe’s reveal earlier this year. Together with the Track Pack, we expect the new RC F will pick up the standard RC’s interior and tech updates. All will be revealed early next year at the Detroit motor show.