New for 2022, Lexus introduces the Track Edition 2.0 – the newest version of its race-ready coupe.
“Lexus engineers honed the RC F to perfection on some of the world’s most demanding racing circuits, and makes every journey an exhilarating experience,” said Martin Gilbert, Director of Lexus in Canada.
The RC F has a 5.0L V8 that produces 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. Lexus engineers coupled this to an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift automatic transmission that offers manual control through steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters.
When not in manual mode, the transmission detects curves and automatically holds the lower gear to give optimal response when accelerating out the other side.
The RC F also has a list of high-performance features, including Launch Control, Drive Mode Select, a limited slip differential, and Adaptive Variable Suspension systems.
The RC F’s sport coupe features a sharpened front bumper, Lexus F mesh grille flanked by air intakes, and character lines that emphasize the coupe’s low proportions and well-planted stance. The look is finished with a hood scoop, large 19” wheels in grade-specific designs, plus triple LED headlamps with an integrated L-motif turn signal, LED rear combination lights, and quad tail pipes.
Every RC F is equipped with the Lexus Safety System +. This portfolio of active safety technologies supports the driver’s awareness and decision-making under a range of traffic conditions and contingencies.
Other safety systems include:
- Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Backup camera
- Eight airbags
- Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management – an array of handling and traction control systems that can predict and prevent skids even before they occur
2022 Lexus RC F models
The RC F is available in a choice of model and trim combinations as follows:
2022 Lexus RC F
This model includes SACHS shock absorbers, an Active Rear Wing, a moon roof, and rain-sensing wipers. Inside, this model features heated and ventilated front seats, a heated leather-clad steering wheel, and a 10-speaker Lexus display audio system.
New for 2022, this model features 19” painted alloy wheels, and is now factory-fitted with the Lexus Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert safety system.
2022 Lexus RC F Performance Package
This model enhances the style, comfort and luxury of the high-performance coupe with unique 19” polished alloy wheels, a carbon fiber roof and Active Rear Wing, and the Torque Vectoring Differential system.
Inside, the cabin receives a 17-speaker Mark Levinson audio system, plus a power adjustable steering column and intuitive parking assist. This model eschews the moon roof in favour of a solid top for increased rigidity and better performance.
The 2022 Lexus RC F Track Edition 2.0
Lexus completes the lineup with a special model designed specifically for track day. Where even a few grams make a huge difference, this model removes a number of heavier features such as the heating and ventilating systems in the front seats. It then replaces sections of the body with lightweight carbon fibre panels and adds a bunch of performance features.
New for the 2.0 model, these include red painted BREMBO carbon ceramic brakes, a new carbon fiber aerodynamics kit, and a suede-clad shift knob. This model also receives new styling including a black interior with blue accents – and is offered in an exclusive Quantum Blue Surge paint finish.
Other features on this model include titanium muffler and ultra lightweight forged 19” BBS alloy wheels. The result is a vehicle that’s significantly lighter than the other models, for even more spirited performance.
The 2022 Lexus RC F is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up-to-date details and specifications.