2Zero19 is shaping as much as be fairly a very good yr for Toyota lovers. Along with the much-publicized return of the Supra, Lexus fiddled with its RC F for the 2020 mannequin yr, giving it extra energy, refinement, and efficiency. As if that weren’t sufficient, the luxurious model determined to additionally launch this all-new RC F Monitor Version, its hardest-core product since the LFA supercar.
Spoiler alert: The Monitor Version has one. Terrible joke apart, Lexus claims that, along with the 58 kilos of additional downforce it brings, the brand new mounted rear wing reduces drag in comparison with the lively spoiler on the common coupe. Up entrance, a brand new carbon-fiber splitter provides a little bit of downforce as effectively.
Probably the most important upgrades is weight—or the decreasing thereof, as Lexus says the Monitor Version is down 176 kilos in comparison with the common RC F. A part of the financial savings comes from the in depth use of carbon-fiber elements, lots of which have been created in the identical facility developed for the LFA. Together with a carbon roof and hood, each the partition behind the rear seat and the bumper reinforcements are actually carbon.
An enormous chunk of weight was saved by way of the adoption of a Brembo-sourced carbon-ceramic brake system, marking the primary time the RC F has ever been fitted with ceramic anchors. Mixed with particular light-weight 19-inch wheels impressed by these of the RC F GT3, the entrance finish alone is down 55 kilos. This food plan, when coupled with the RC F’s new launch management system, drops the zero-to-60-mph dash to a formidable three.9 seconds.
Beneath the flowery new hood is the refreshed 5.Zero-liter naturally aspirated V-Eight present in much less Monitor-y RC Fs, placing out 472 horsepower to the rear wheels. Whereas the present RC F is hardly a shrinking violet, the Monitor Version’s new normal titanium exhaust ought to much more heads.
Not a lot has been finished to the inside, except for becoming purple leather-based and Alcantara upholstery, in addition to carbon-fiber trim. The one accessible exterior colours are Extremely White and Matte Nebula Grey. Pricing, specs, and availability are but to be introduced, however manufacturing is confirmed to start within the second quarter of 2019.