Preparing for 2020 Lexus have revealed the new facelifted RC F, the coupe that remains one of the few still using a naturally aspirated V8. That V8 now has more rigid engine mounts along with stiffer bushings for the rear suspension arms and steering rack mounts. The intake routing has been revised to increase torque by 6 lb-ft for a total output of 395 lb-ft (535 Nm). This was done by lowering the rpm trigger for the secondary intake opening. The carry-over 8-speed automatic transmission now has a higher final drive ratio (3.13 vs 2.93) which should help improve of-the-line performance.
"The new RCF and the Track Edition, in particular, benefit from constant development since their original launch. With the latest improvements, these models help further distinguish the F brand by offering fast, durable, highly capable performance cars that rely on a range of technologies to help make their performance accessible to drivers of all skill levels," said Koji Sato, Executive Vice President, Lexus International.