Several purported pictures of the Lexus RC F have surfaced in Japan's Best Car magazine.
While we cannot confirm their authenticity, the images suggest the model will have aggressive front fascia with a prominent spindle grille that is flanked by large air intakes. We can also see a ram air hood, ventilated fenders and IS-inspired headlights. Out back, there's an active rear spoiler and a four-tailpipe exhaust system.
Power will reportedly be provided by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops approximately 455 bhp (339 kW) and 401 lb-ft (543 Nm) of torque. Despite being more powerful than the old 5.0-liter V8 in the IS F, the new engine is expected to be more fuel efficient as it is slated to have a cylinder deactivation system that will turn off four-cylinders when maximum power isn't required.
Nothing is official but the RC F could be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show before going on sale in September 2014.