It’s been a decade since the luxury Japanese automaker has first introduced the high-performance F models, with the arrival of the first IS F back in 2007.
Now the premium division of Toyota is appropriately celebrating the moment in front of the worldwide audience of the Tokyo Motor Show with the introduction of special editions for the RC F and GS F models – which unfortunately are exclusive to the home market of Japan. Lexus refrained from actually delivering a quota for the dynamic duo, only saying they will be available in “limited” quantities when they arrive across domestic showrooms next spring.
They are distinguished from the standard versions via the matte gray paint and huge influx of carbon fiber body parts, while the interior is home to a two-tone theme of black and “Heat Blue”. Both models also feature some hardware upgrades – new lightweight titanium mufflers and performance shock absorbers, but the same naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine with 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. The coupe is capable of 0-60 mph (0-96 kph) in 4.4 seconds whereas the sedan is a bit slower due to the increase in weight – 4,034 lbs versus the RC F’s 3,958 lbs. Both will top out at 168 mph (270 kph) and both have the exact same drag coefficient of 0.33.