2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition & Updated 2020 RC F Coupe [MERGED]

Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by supra93, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Faisal Sheikh
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    Coming from an actual RCF owner, it is not a compromise at all. End result is a brilliant chassis that handles extreme loads with high torsional rigidity. The entire chassis is constructed as a unibody just like any other chassis. Just the initial design was using existing three chassis to make one out of it since a brand new platform would have costed more.

    The extra weight is due to extra chassis rigidity over and above what a normal performance based chassis would be. The reason for that is, the original plan was to make a convertible without the need for added reinforcements (since the chassis/B-pillar are not there on the Convertible). Still, that extra chassis rigidity makes the car far more confidence inspiring at the limit. The added weight is not because of the Frankenstein chassis, but because a convertible was planned as well.
     
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  2. Faisal Sheikh
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    Glowing praises for it.

     
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    https://www.automobilemag.com/news/2020-lexus-rc-f-track-edition-first-drive-review/

     
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  4. Faisal Sheikh
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    And non-LEs also pissed on the LFA until Jeremy Clarkson said it was hands down his favorite super car of all time. Who cares about what they think, as they clearly cannot think for themselves.

    Hopefully someone can make a distinct argument for what exactly the RCF Track Edition is missing for the price offered.
     
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    Interestingly, my RCF Invidia full catback exhaust with titanium burnt blue tips is louder than the track edition RCF titanium exhaust. Maybe, it is because of the strict emissions standard Lexus is following. This video still does not do justice to how it sounds in real life. Many more textures and layers. Plus, it is making around 500 HP.

    p.s. As from the chatter, there were flock of boys and girls from the shop that came out to make videos as soon as my RCF came out of the garage



     
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    I'm just not the stereotypical 'I WANT FAST CARS GIVE ME ALL THE POWER!" enthusiast. My hobby is offroading (used to do amateur rallying) and in that respect I am very upset with Toyota's recent strategies with their BOF vehicles and you know I always criticize them for that. I also hypermile all the time which some say is a branch of car enthusiasts.

    But even then I genuinely think the RC-F TE is an underwhelming performance car especially for a limited edition.

    It's a long story that is irrelevant to this thread, but you are right the near future belongs to hybrids. However here it's just a terminology thing, in the EV industry when we are talking about EVs we include all types of electrified vehicles (HEV/PHV/EREV/BEV/FCV). We don't really care which type wins in the end because they all buy motors, power electronics, batteries, wiring, all the stuff.
     
  8. F1 Silver Arrows
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    Bro then you shouldn't say you aren't a car enthusiast because to me what you just said SCREAMS as a true car enthusiast. Those people who you mentioned are F&F 13 year olds with access to the parents' internet, goes and comments on YouTube about how the new Supra needed a 25 year old 2JZ with 1000 horsepower out of the gate and the STU STU STU STU STUUUUUUU. No. I call those people overprivileged, petulant with extremely high (and dumb) expectations, and most of all, whiny children who have no understanding of the automotive industry or simply how cars as a whole work. In short, I just call them idiots.

    Car enthusiasts come in many forms, and your passions are sure as hell special. Hell, I even love off-roading and the fact that you said you used to do amateur rallying is beast status. PERIOD.

    I appreciate your final paragraph. Have any sort of future but it has to be involved with electric power. Now that's smart! There is nothing wrong with electric power, and if there are a lot of flaws with them, their issues are decreasing like no other. For fuel economy, range, lack of pollution, maintenance and most of all, performance, I would just go with hybrid power.
     
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  9. Faisal Sheikh
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    I tried build on both at lexus.com and here is what I discovered:

    1 - RCF weighs 3900 lbs (3780 lbs for the track edition)
    2 - Standard RCF now has more packages available and more stand alone options
    3 - Carbon Performance package is a $11,300 option with a long list of features, but no TVD.
    4 - TVD is only available as a stand-alone option on the standard RCF.
    5 - RCF track edition only has one option package available, which is the nav package.
    6 - The 19 inch 20 spoke polished wheels are optional on the standard RCF. No 10 spoke option anymore (I hated the design so good they got rid of them). Track edition has its own lightweight wheels.

    Edit: Corrected MPS4S tires are standard across all versions of the 2020 RCF.
     
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  11. Will1991
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    So, Lexus decided to show how grippy their tyres are and how strong their brakes are by.... Drifting? :p
     
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    The Top Gear USA car review: Lexus RC F
    https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/usa/lexus/rc-f/verdict
     
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    Nice car, fast, great sound, probably great for the road, but not really suited for the track (lots of understeer and eats tires). So, why call it a "track edition." Is it worth the extra $35,000 over the base RC F? With only 50 being produced, a few wealthy major Lexus enthusiasts will get one. but IMHO it's overpriced compared with both the RC F base and with its competitors (like M4 and C63 S). PS [I like the earlier review that included complaints from the Lexus engineers. Lexus could have done much better, and that is the somewhat frustrating issue] However, the RCF remains an excellent car.
     
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    Better than the M4, by Top Gear? That is high praise indeed :praise:
     
  15. James
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    No s***! When’s the last time Lexus was ever better than a German car especially in a performance sector! Lexus can do it if they just put in the time and passion!
     
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    Please Lexus you better make a next gen RC or next gen compact Lexus coupe replacement. I hope that there turbocharged six cylinder and a convertible offer the next time. Also please make the next F compact coupe have over 500 hp and less weight. I hope that V8 stays even if it’s turbocharged.
     
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    2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Review: Lighter and Louder
    https://www.motortrend.com/cars/lexus/rc/2020/2020-lexus-rc-f-track-edition-review/
     
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    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/dri...he-lexus-rc-f-track-edition-proves-tuning-is/



     
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    Nice review. Very positive overall. But when did it become a sedan?
     
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