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Ask the Experts: Lexus Wants Your Questions about the 2020 RC F Coupe

Lexus Ask the Experts

Now that you have seen the new RC F Track Edition, Lexus want to hear from you!

Lexus is currently working on a Youtube web series to explore and answer questions that are on the minds of the true enthusiast. With the help of the Lexus College & Hall of Fame race car driver Scott Pruett, you will find out the answers from the experts. The series will be released later this year.

What type of questions will Lexus answer?

Lexus will select a few questions from the enthusiast community regarding the new 2020 Lexus RC F, including details about the development, technology or features that take new RC F to the next level.

How to submit?

Comment on the forums with your question, your first name and your location to be possibly mentioned in the series.

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I'm going to kick off the questions with this one: How does the new Launch Control feature work?
From a current RCF owner, the OEM RCF version of Michelin Super Sport have been a disappointment on-limit. They tend to have a lot of sidewall flex. How do you compare the new RCF-spec Michelin Pilot Sport 4S with the previous Super Sport tires? Do they offer a more sharper and crisp driving experience when pushing to the limits?
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The matte grey finish on the RC F Track Edition is truly beautiful. But I wonder, does it require more or different maintenance and cleaning than traditional glossy paint?

Lasse
Norway
It would be great if they could describe the seat design process, like what was the workflow to pull off such a beautiful yet very useful seat. What other seats or shapes have inspired them to do so? How long was the process and how many design stages did it go through?
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How does the new RC F Track Edition feel in comparison to the IS F CCS-R?
As someone who follows Lexus Racing intensively the changes clearly are influenced by Racing. What update or change is your favorite or most surprising from the influence of the RC F GT3 Race Car to the RC F we the consumer can buy?
Lexus seems to never actually change performance on a car mid cycle, what was the reasoning for this on the RCF? Isn't it .2 sec faster?
Besides the stiffer bushings were any changes made to spring rates, adaptive dampening, etc. to improve handling?
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Don’t forget to add your first name and location if you want to be called out. ☝️
Skipetenj
Besides the stiffer bushings were any changes made to spring rates, adaptive dampening, etc. to improve handling?
Pete from NJ
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Will the US model have the carbon fiber hood? Will any colors other than the matte nebula gray be available?
What does this RC-F mean for the future of Lexus Performance (ie. across the entire lineup)?
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With the inclusion of pricey racing bits like carbon ceramic brakes, the decision to go with a max performance road tire (bespoke PS4S) and not a street legal, more track appropriate tire (ex. sport cup 2) is curious. What is the rationale here?

Alex
Toronto
Faisal Sheikh
From a current RCF owner, the OEM RCF version of Michelin Super Sport have been a disappointment on-limit. They tend to have a lot of sidewall flex. How do you compare the new RCF-spec Michelin Pilot Sport 4S with the previous Super Sport tires? Do they offer a more sharper and crisp driving experience when pushing to the limits?
Faisal Sheikh
Calgary, Alberta
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  • January 21, 2019
Lexus has not been known to post such information in the past (BMW does) but I'll ask anyway. What is the torsional rigidity of the RC and is it different for the F version? I imagine the car to be in the mid to high 30s. Possibly 40,000 nM/degree. 40k would be a nice # as the M4 and all of BMW's chassis building might is 40k. For anyone who doesn't know, 40k is very very hard to achieve on this type of road car without a cage. Very. Hard. Just a guess based on my knowledge and experience and knowing the construction of the RC as well as its overall profile, size, weight, and shape.

Chris Los Angeles

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