Lexus has a strong competitor for the current generation of BMW 4 Series. The RC F Coupe is now updated and promises a new special edition, called Fuji Speedway.
Paying homage to the track where Lexus F began, the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will be limited to just 50 units. Named after the world-renowned “Temple of Speed” in the foothills of Mount Fuji – the birthplace of Lexus’ high performance and inspiration for the F in RC F – this unique edition embodies decades of development on the iconic Japanese track.
Precisely engineered beyond the base RC F, this version of the performance coupe features master-crafted upgrades that seamlessly work together to push performance to a new level. Featuring Brembo Carbon Ceramic brakes, a titanium exhaust and extensive use of carbon fiber to improve aerodynamics and reduce weight, the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition is far more than an appearance package. The sum of the detailed enhancements can be experienced in the 3.96 seconds it takes to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill (4.2 seconds for RC F).
The 2022 RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will only be available in an exclusive Electric Surge paint. Electric Surge – a Lexus-first – is a unique blue paint possessing a semi-matte finish. The paint expresses a beautiful satin luster like that of a true matte finish yet is durable enough go through an automatic car wash.
Inside, every cockpit is decorated with black and blue Alcantara-trimmed seats and is invigorated by Alcantara accents on the shift knob and steering wheel. Blue Carbon Fiber ornamentation adorns the cabin for the ultimate distinction. F logo scuff plates and serialized badging add a finishing touch to this limited-edition RC F.
The standard F-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension and redesigned 19-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S tires (sized 255/35ZR19 front, 275/35ZR19 rear) provide superior surefootedness, while massive six-piston front, four-piston rear Brembo brakes bring everything to a standstill with impressive aplomb.
Having those Brembo brakes onboard is critical to reigning in the excitement brought on by the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8. It takes an estimated 4.2 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill; that time drops to an estimated 3.96 seconds for the Fuji Speedway Edition.
From its muscular stance and available Premium Triple-Beam LED headlamps and taillamps to its driver-inspired cabin including aggressively styled high-back sport seats, the RC F is the ultimate F, inside and out – on and off the track.