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Lexus Celebrates F Division's 10th Birthday With Two Special Models

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These limited edition RC-F and GS-F models are a great birthday present.

It may not seem like it, but the Lexus F brand has been around for 10 years now. Lexus launched the IS F back in 2007 as the brand's first attempt at an M3 rival. Sadly, that car was killed off in 2013, but it was replaced by the much improved RC F coupe and GS F sedan. In order to celebrate the success of the F brand, Lexus took the RC F and GS F and built two special edition models to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its performance models. Both cars will get some interesting upgrades, but the basic formula has been unchanged.

These upgrades include new performance shock absorbers and titanium exhaust silencers. Both of these limited edition cars will feature lots of CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced plastic) on the exterior, which is finished in a matt grey color. The interior also has plenty of carbon fiber, finished in a gorgeous shade of Heat Blue. Both cars will be extremely rare, with just 50 units of each scheduled for production. Getting one won't exactly be easy, but if you live in the US you might as well give up already. The cars will be available starting in spring of 2018; the RC F will be available in Europe only, while the GS F will only be sold in Japan.

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While we do like the look of these special editions, we aren't too upset that they won't be coming to the US. Typically when an automaker starts building special edition models like this, it means that a car is nearing the end of its life cycle. We've thoroughly enjoyed the RC F and GS F, but it's time for both cars to be replaced. We've heard rumors that the next GS F could be powered by a 600-hp twin-turbo V8, which would be a lot more exciting than a special edition with some pretty carbon fiber and fancy blue leather.