2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition Celebrates The Famous Track
PLANO, TX (September 10, 2020) – The high-performance RC F enters the 2021 model year with its GT3-inspired look and naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 producing 472 horsepower. New for 2021, the stunning Coupe introduces the RC F Fuji Speedway Limited Edition to its lineup, giving F enthusiasts a new way to express their bravery.
The RC F is renowned for having the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, the most powerful V8-powered Lexus to date features stunning looks, cunning dynamics and a unique exhaust signature. Rated at 472 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 395 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, the 5.0-liter V8 is a central part of the RC F’s athletic personality.
IN 60 UNITS – THE 2021 RC F FUJI SPEEDWAY EDITION
Paying homage to the track where F started, the 2021 RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will be limited to just 60 units. Named after the world-famous “Speed Hall” at the foot of Mount Fuji – the birthplace of high performance Lexus – this unique edition embodies decades of development on this iconic track. Precisely engineered beyond the base RC F, this version of the performance coupe includes master upgrades that work together seamlessly to push its performance to a new level. With additional weight reduction, Brembo Carbon Ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust and heavy use of carbon fiber aerodynamics, the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition is much more than a look set. The sum of the detailed improvements can be experienced in the roughly 3.96 seconds it takes to accelerate to 60 mph from a stop.
The RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will only be available in Arctic Blast Satin * or Cloudburst Gray *. Arctic Blast Satin – a Lexus-first – is a unique white paint with a semi-matte finish. The paint expresses a beautiful satin luster like that of a true matte finish, while still being durable enough to go through an automatic car wash. Inside, each cockpit is decked out with Circuit Red leather-trimmed seats with Alcantara accents. Red carbon fiber trim adorns the cabin for the ultimate distinction.
The purchase of every RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will include a limited production MSTR automatic movement watch. The timepiece features RC F-inspired elements such as a gunmetal bezel, red stitching on its strap, and the Fuji Speedway and F logos.
WHAT’S NEW: 2021 RC F
New for 2021 is the inclusion of the standard blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, heated electrochromic exterior mirrors and a memory driver’s seat (except Fuji Speedway Edition). In addition, the intuitive parking aid is included in the optional Premium Package. Other interior upgrades include a revised satin trim and a steering horn pad design.
Android Auto compatibility is now included on standard multimedia which already includes Amazon Alexa integration, Apple CarPlay compatibility, Lexus Enform Wi-Fi (four gigabyte / one year trial is included) and Lexus Enform Remote (three year trial included) .
AN EXTRAORDINARY WALK
The greatest measure of a vehicle’s response is the response it invokes in the driver. And that’s precisely why every element of the high-performance RC F is meticulously examined to minimize weight while maximizing aerodynamics. From hollow half-shafts to the smallest components like a compact air conditioning compressor, every gram has been specially engineered for optimum performance.
Lexus engineers worked with the RC F GT3 racing team to create a unique aerodynamic strategy that increases downforce for better grip and control in every turn. Even the airflow inside the wheel arches has been carefully calculated. Air exits through the fenders, allowing the suspension to operate without disruptive air pressure, simultaneously improving handling and stability. And to take traction to the next level, each tread line on the RC F’s Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires includes a compound specially developed to maximize grip.
From its muscular stance and available Premium Triple Beam LED headlights and taillights, to its driver-inspired cabin, including aggressively styled high-back sport seats, the RC F is the ultimate F, inside just like outside – on and off the track.