Hardcore Lexus RC F Track Edition Teased Ahead Of Detroit

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The most powerful Lexus since the LFA.

We already knew Toyota would be revealing the 2020 Supra at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Not to be outdone, Toyota's luxury division, Lexus, has just teased a big reveal of its own. For several months, we've seen spy shots of what looks like a more hardcore variant of the Lexus RC F, rumored to be called the RC F GT.

Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales at Toyota Motor North America, has officially confirmed this upcoming model will be called the 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition and it will arrive alongside the Supra at Detroit.

The single teaser image doesn't show much, just a zoomed in look at the car's rear with a massive carbon fiber spoiler. Based on this image, the RC F Track Edition should be properly aggressive and we love the 'F' logo printed on the side of the spoiler. We also notice the color shown in the picture looks a lot like Lexus' special matte paint found on the RC F and GS F 10th Anniversary Editions. Along with the Track Edition, the standard RC F will receive a facelift for the 2020 model year, which is strange considering the RC just received a facelift for the 2019 model year.

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We aren't sure how much power the RC F Track Edition will produce, though we expect it to come from the same 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8, which currently produces 468 horsepower. Carter promised this would be the "fastest, most powerful" Lexus model since the LFA supercar, so we can expect a bit more output from the V8. We doubt the car will reach the 553 hp figure of the LFA's V10, though it should be more powerful than the current most powerful Lexus model, the 471-hp LC 500. The car will be revealed on January 14, 2019, so expect more details then.

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