Lexus Debuts New LC Convertible Concept, RC F Track Edition

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Lexus unveiled a trio of new car stunners at this year’s auto show in Detroit. It debuted a convertible as well as twin versions of its 2020 RC F sports coupe.

Lexus LC Coupe Concept

The Lexus LC Convertible Concept is an open-air roadster is based on the LC coupe that made its debut at the North American International Auto Show three years ago. The Concept won the 2019 EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Exterior Lighting at the NAIAS.

"This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible," said Tadao Mori, Chief Designer of the LC Convertible concept. "It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible."

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The convertible sports a large grille and rides on 22-inch wheels. Lexus is keeping mum for now on whether it’s a soft or hard top, but the company strongly hints a production version is likely. Inside, you find white leather seat and a minimalistic interior.

Lexus RC CoupCredit: Lexus

RC F Coupe and RC F Coupe Track Edition

Lexus RC CoupCredit: Lexus

The Lexus RC F coupe is getting some updates for 2020. They include performance, improved aerodynamics, reduced weight, along with a retuned suspension.

Lexus also rolled out a new Track Edition, developed with input from Lexus race teams in the Super GT and IMSA series. It shares a 472-horsepower, normally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 found in every 2020 RC F. It’s capable of launching from 0-to-60 mph in 3.96 seconds. Track Editions are upgraded with Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors. Lexus says they are not only lighter than their steel counterparts, they’re also better able to withstand the extreme heat cycling associated with performance driving. They are surrounded by a set of lightweight 19” BBS forged alloy wheels that feature a design derived from the RC F GT3 race car. Between the wheels, brake rotors and calipers, the Track Edition boasts a significant 55-pound reduction in unsprung weight on the front of the car alone.

Lexus RC CoupCredit: Lexus

The cabin comes with a sporty red leather interior along with Alcantara seat accents and red carbon trim on the doors and dashboard. Only two exterior colors will be available: Ultra White and Matte Nebula Gray, an exclusive color only available on the Track Edition.

Both the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition will go into production in the second quarter of 2019. Pricing will be announced closer to their on-sale dates.
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