New Lexus RC F Track Edition teased ahead of Detroit 2019 reveal

The new Lexus RC F Track Edition has been teased with a shot of its rear wing. We’ll see the rest of the BMW M4 rival at the Detroit Motor Show in January, the Japanese firm has announced. 

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The latest teaser shot shows a fixed carbon fibre rear wing, but little else. Spy shots from earlier in the year add a little more detail, showing the RC F Track Edition’s reshaped front bumper, updated diffuser and deeper side-skirts.

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The model is also likely to draw heavily from Lexus’ GT3 racecar, allowing the brand to filter its motorsport know-how into its road cars. 

The new RC F Track Edition is likely to be the fruits of the RC-F GT concept that was first displayed at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The concept was over 360kg lighter than the regular RC F and, while it’s unlikely that we’ll see that level of weight reduction in the road car, we expect to see a stripped-out cabin, lightweight seats and liberal use of carbon fibre.

Under the bonnet the RC F Track Edition is expected to make use of Lexus’ 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine and eight-speed automatic gearbox. Power is likely to be in excess of the RC F’s 470bhp output.

Are you looking forward to seeing the hardcore Lexus RC F Track Edition? Let us know in the comments section below…

source: AutoExpress Best Car Reviews (autoexpress.co.uk)

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