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Possible Production Version of the Lexus RC F CCS-R Race Car?

Lexus RC F CCS-R

Peter Lyon from Motoring Australia had a chance to drive the Lexus RC F CCS-R race car on Fuji Speedway:

The Lexus RC F CCS-R is a pre-production version of the RC F GT Concept that has campaigned at Pikes Peak and the Nurburgring. Weighing 400kg less than the production RC F, the CCS-R runs the standard 5.0-litre V8. But Perspex windows and extensive use of carbon-fibre inside and out serve to keep the weight low.

The car is a blast to drive. It feels light, fast and corners with the minimum of fuss. And with every gear change, you are being mesmerised by the coupe’s addictive V8 growl which is significantly louder inside the car given the lack of sound absorbing material.

Beyond the driving experience, Lyon reports that Lexus may be considering a production model version of the RC F CCS-R:

Some will argue that the CCS-R is the RC F Lexus should have made in the first place. But that’s just the beginning of the story, because there are already rumours circulating that Lexus is looking at launching a CCS-R inspired road car that would knock horns with the likes of the BMW M4 GTS and the Mercedes AMG C 63 Black Series…

This is a rumor going all the way back to the previous-generation IS F CCS-R, and it all comes down to demand — is there enough interest in a track-optimized high-performance version of the RC F to justify production?

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    Lexus Cohen
  • July 15, 2015
They should focus their attention on a new IS F, not all Lexus enthusiasts can afford the upcoming GS F.
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    corradoMR2
  • July 15, 2015
Now we're talking. Remove the 400kg of sound deadening material (LOL) and kick some butt!
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    Adrian de Leon
  • July 15, 2015
Do it. And make it look exactly like that
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I would love to see one a well. Keep it looking exactly as is, please!
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    Alshamsi
  • July 15, 2015
are there any videos of the car anywhere ?
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We need this. Lexus can't afford to take their foot off the performance gas pedal.
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    LexusSteve
  • July 20, 2015
I said this many months ago that the CCS (minus the -R for the production model and with the -R for motorsports competition/testing model) should be the Black Series equivalent. "The Lexus RC F CCS-R is a pre-production version of the RC F GT Concept that has campaigned at Pikes Peak and the Nurburgring." A Pre-production version of a concept... I think even Lexus press is confused with what to call the car that ran at pikes peak. The car was first unveiled as the RC F CCS-R and later the car had a RC F GT Concept plate. And most media tags could not decide whether to label it the GT Concept or the CCS-R. Regardless, the CCS-Package for the IS F is still available on the Japanese TRD website in which you could make your IS F a IS F CCS-R look-a-like. And there is even an article (completely in Japanese) which chronicles the RC F CCS-R as it's successor; the parts are not on sale yet for the RC F. Perhaps it means they are at least considering the production of the model, and I am sure if they do not make the RC F CCS/CCS-R available for sale, the parts will then be available for purchase. It's obvious that Lexus should allow the TRD division or Lexus Racing to tune their own CCS/CCS-R production variant, and sell them as the answer to the Black Series. But will they? I think it's safe to say EVENTUALLY... But probably not any time soon. In hindsight, the LFA NÜRBURGRING (I realize the package was called such to celebrate it's victory) should have been called the LFA CCS/CCS-R to really catapult the designation.
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    FearTheYu
  • July 20, 2015
I think an upgraded RC-F would be awesome addition to the Lexus RC family! Personally, I'm still wishing for a redesigned IS-F to be added into the mix first!

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