The Lexus RC F Track Edition will not be a “one and done” model, according to a Motor1 interview with Cooper Ericksen, vice president for product planning and strategy at Lexus USA:
“The plan right now is to build 60 [RC F] Track Editions…and it’s going to be 40 of the white and 20 of the matte gray [cars for 2020],” Ericksen said. “It’s [our] intention to have a version of the Track Edition in subsequent [model] years.”
What the future holds for the Track Edition, however, remains up in the air, and the Lexus VP shared that the Japanese luxury brand is brainstorming everything from changing up the model’s color options to altering its performance.
“We’re having fun with the engineers to figure out what [Track Edition] can look like in the future.”
The development costs of the RC F TE must have precluded a limited run similar to what Lexus is doing with the Inspiration Series line of vehicles, and that’s a good thing — building a sub-brand under Lexus F would allow for varying degrees of performance at the top-end of the lineup.
(Just imagine the Track Edition of a theoretical LC F coupe — carbon fiber hood, giant carbon fiber wing, carbon ceramic brakes. Oi.)