Why pay the full $97,000 sticker price?
The Lexus RC F Track Edition is a fairly rare thing to see. Not everyone desires or is capable of handling a 472-horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque track-tuned coupe. Revealed exactly a year ago at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the RC F Track Edition is the most hardcore vehicle the brand has built since the now-retired LFA. Lexus also claims the RC F Track Edition has the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. Of course, a car like this doesn't come cheap, and perhaps that's why Lexus has dropped its price tag this month.
Through February 3, you can now receive a $4,000 discount on not only the RC F Track Edition but also the standard RC F coupe.
Normally, the Lexus RC F, which received a host of updates for 2020, carries a starting price tag of $64,900. The Track Edition, which also received these midlife refresh updates, has a far more expensive starting point: $96,800. The fact that both have $4,000 on the hood certainly benefits the bank account. The Track Edition, despite its special status in the lineup, does not appear to be a limited vehicle, though it certainly looks very special.
Compared to the RC F, it comes with several aerodynamic upgrades, including a lower spoiler made from carbon fiber designed to reduce front end downforce for better grip and more precision. There's also a fixed rear wing, also made from lightweight carbon fiber, which replaces the active spoiler on the regular RC F.
Lexus claims the fixed rear wing provides up to 58 pounds of additional downforce. A carbon fiber hood and roof, titanium muffler and tailpipes, and Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes contained in 19-inch BBS forged alloy wheels round out the track-specific goodies. All told, the RC F Track Edition is down by 176 pounds compared to the RC F.
Still, its base price is nearly $32,000 more than the RC F's, even with the $4k discount. Will there be even better RC F and RC F Track Edition price cuts throughout the year? Impossible to say, but the current one is nothing to complain about.