2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition & Updated 2020 RC F Coupe

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If you are looking into RC-F I think you only have two feasible options: 2021 RC-F Premium or 2021 Track Edition. Everything else in between is not a good value imo. New 22 model got more expensive by $2K for either trims or $4K for TE. I'm not sure if they added something to it but that's a hefty price increase for apparently the same car pretty much. They should have thrown in Premium triple LEDs for the price they ask for 22.

Anyway I had a great change of hearts with Track Edition. From it's debut when I said to myself oh its cool but who would buy this to this is THE RC-F to get in 2022.
 

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If you are looking into RC-F I think you only have two feasible options: 2021 RC-F Premium or 2021 Track Edition. Everything else in between is not a good value imo.

I don't know if any RC F is a great value anymore (I think the car has become very expensive for what it offers), but those are definitely the two most compelling options.

IMO, RC F premium should be the base car for ~$67k. RC F Carbon should be ~$75k and RC F TE should be ~$90k. I know it's an old car now and inflation hasn't been kind to anyone, but it's pretty pricey for what you get.
 

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If you are looking into RC-F I think you only have two feasible options: 2021 RC-F Premium or 2021 Track Edition. Everything else in between is not a good value imo. New 22 model got more expensive by $2K for either trims or $4K for TE. I'm not sure if they added something to it but that's a hefty price increase for apparently the same car pretty much. They should have thrown in Premium triple LEDs for the price they ask for 22.

Anyway I had a great change of hearts with Track Edition. From it's debut when I said to myself oh its cool but who would buy this to this is THE RC-F to get in 2022.

Back in the day (2015), they did a comparison of RCF with LSD and the RCF with TVD (no carbon fiber) and it was like 3% faster around the race track than the LSD RCF all else being the same. With some weight reduction with the carbon fiber, it would be even slightly quicker. So, with the extra money paid for a CF/TVD RCF, you get better inherent capability to lap faster around the race track. Of course, it depends on the driver as well. Some people might argue, most owners don't take them to the track, which is true. but many RCF owners do take it to the track.

It could be argued that RCF is not a great value as the competition has gone to newer/better generations, which is a true statement. However, the same argument could be made about the RCF Track Edition as well since for the same price, one could buy a more hardcore race track car that is more modern for the same or less price like C8 or Cayman GTS etc.

The value proposition of the RCF TE is the same as the other RCFs aside from more exclusivity. I believe, the RCF TE will hold its value really well over the long term. One gets a really good balance/mix of practicality, luxury and track capability. RCF TE, for example offers almost all of the luxury/practicality that other RCFs offer. It is just offered in varying proportions depending on what the person is willing to spend.
 
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