But the most important changes the 2020 RC F has in store can be found further within. Firstly, it tips the scale a lot lighter. This is largely due to new lightweight materials used to make its underbody and suspension system without sacrificing quality and driving dynamics. In addition, Lexux engineers also redesigned the intake manifold, gave the car new hallow half shafts at the rear end, and made the air conditioning compressor a bit smaller.
With all these weight saving effirts in mind, Lexus went the extra mile by upping the ante of the RC F’s engine. Case in point, the 5.0L V8 now pushes out 471 hp and 530 Nm of toque that’s governed by an 8-speed automatic gearbox and a launch control that comes as standard. Transitioning all that power to the ground is a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires. Working in unison, all these performance upgrades make the 2020 Lexus RC F sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 sec, a mad dash that would ultimately reach a max speed of 200 km/h.
Lexus Philippines stickers the now-available 2020 RC F at P5,928,000. Drop by Lexus Manila at 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig for more details.
Photos: Randolph de Leon