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RC F Track edition??

Old 01-25-19, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by cvt View Post
"There are no details yet on the 2020 Lexus RC F or on its Track Edition, but Carter promised media that the car would be the "fastest, most powerful" Lexus model -- aside from the erstwhile LFA supercar."

If they are using the same 5.0 V8 that means 472hp....LOL j/k

Hopefully its good bump to drive that power to weight ratio down. Unrealistic that it might be a twin turbo 4.0 V8 making 520hp?

This is too funny. Though bittersweet... ouch.
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Yup, I watched that head to head too back in the day. Fast forward to 2017 when I was on the prowl for a sport luxury vehicle. I had the M4 straight line performance metrics vs RC F stuck in my head. Not to mention that its usually a good bet to go with the car that every other car in that segment is trying to knock off the hill to capture the flag. Found myself at a BMW dealer test driving the M4 with Competition Package. Yep, the dual clutch tranny shifted fast. Yep, solid acceleration with torque coming in early from the turbos. Yep, car felt light and responsive. But something intangible was missing. Was it the background bass note of a V8 I'd become so accustomed to? (Coming out of a 600+ hp NA, highly modified 2013 C6 Grand Sport). We did two high speed runs then pulled over to listen to revs from the outside to check out the exhaust note. Underwhelmed. The old M3 naturally-aspirated V8 coupe it replaced sounded far better. Sales guy was stunned when I handed the key back and said "no thanks." The AMG C63 S was next. German muscle car! Loved it, but was a bit concerned with reliability issues (Consumer Reports) as well as pushing up against $95K optioned the way we wanted. Loved the RC F from the second those deeply bolstered seats wrapped around me. Driver-centric cockpit. Familiar V8 rumble, carbon package with TVD and every other option available. Still came in at only $81K, leaving extra $ to burn on exhaust, CF diffuser, wheels, intake, black chrome trim (OEM for JDM only), Xpel wrap, etc etc. Good car, good performance. At this point I don't really care what it gets compared to or how it compared to it around a track. If that was the end all, be all I would've kept the vette.
Great perspective. Pretty well sums it up for me too.
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Originally Posted by TQMv8 View Post
Great perspective. Pretty well sums it up for me too.
Looked at these same cars, and thought the same!
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Old 01-30-19, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by BossMoss View Post
This is too funny. Though bittersweet... ouch.
I had a feeling Lexus was going to play some sort of fawkery like that but was hopeful they would commit a little more.

Power's not everything. I would have wished a little less weight. Good on them to put in a launch control feature with a revised final drive. maybe cup tires as an option and deleted rear seats since it is a "track" edition?
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Originally Posted by 05RollaXRS View Post
Interesting focus on visual performance, not mechanical performance. Sounds like marketing working to generate excitement.
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