Lexus RC F officially unveiled, promises to be the most powerful V8 Lexus ever [video]

Could have 460 bhp (343 kW)

Following this morning's leak, Lexus has officially unveiled the RC F Coupe.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 14th, the RC F is being billed as the "most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus."

The company declined to release performance specifications but the model is expected to use a 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 460 bhp (343 kW). This could enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of roughly 300 km/h (186 mph).

While Lexus on coy on specifics, the RC F has been equipped with an aerodynamic body kit that includes aggressive bumpers, ventilated front fenders and revised side skirts. The car also has a bulging hood, a revised grille and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels which are available in three different designs.

If that's not impressive enough, the RC F can be ordered with carbon fiber components and an active rear spoiler that deploys at approximately 50 mph (80 km/h) and retracts at speeds less than 25 mph (40 km/h).

The cabin carries over from the standard model but has been equipped with a new instrument cluster, leather-wrapped sport seats and alloy peals. There's also revised trim and a new "elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel" with paddle shifters.


Source: Lexus

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18wheelerJoe 18wheelerJoe
I would like to see a twin turbo version for the new Supra.
Jan 10th, 2014 7:08pm
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jkrutch jkrutch
Looks to be a CF roof option too...some pics have, others do not. Should be interesting to see the full details. Overall shape is very nice. Well done.
Jan 10th, 2014 12:17pm
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JosephChoi JosephChoi
M3/M4 should have stay in NA Good job for keeping NA Lexus No more M3 for me They even had NA V8 from e92 M3 GTS
Jan 10th, 2014 5:44am
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crazy and aggressive car this one
Jan 10th, 2014 5:18am
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HighRevs HighRevs
Too bad places with mandatory front plates will ruin the look
Jan 9th, 2014 11:04pm
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bjbowling bjbowling
I do not like the name of the latest Lexus autos. RC F does not sound sexy at all. This car look OK, but it could have looked better. They are forcing that grill on us and I just don't know if it works yet.
Jan 9th, 2014 8:45pm
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Melong666 Melong666
Ill wait for it to hit the road to give a final judgment
Jan 9th, 2014 8:08pm
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
very bad ass car!! love it!! :D Lexus as hit the target! touché!
Jan 9th, 2014 12:55pm
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Renyeo Renyeo
Stylistically, I thought the RC shouldn't look like a beef-up Toyota 86 especially at the rear-quarter view angle. I mean it's a Lexus! Surely not a rich man's boyracer?! :)
Jan 9th, 2014 11:28am
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RaulLeal RaulLeal
i look at this car and i don't see anything like a GT 86. the GT-86 has as great coupé body, a properly one from scratch (not like Audi, BMW and Merc who made 3 door version of a 4 door sedan car and call it coupé...)! and this too. that is why look a like the GT-86 to you? because if it is, then every car that Toyota or Lexus made with coupé like style will look a like a GT-86. and that is ridiculous...
Jan 9th, 2014 1:02pm
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Fran69 Fran69
Looks like a Toyota 86 on steroids. should be good
Jan 9th, 2014 10:42am
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isaacu isaacu
Jan 9th, 2014 2:38am
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Garais877 Garais877
so Toyota needed 1L extra to make 10hp more then 4.0L V8 in RS5??? God help them!!! :D
Jan 9th, 2014 2:27am
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No they don't but the extra liter makes sure that the RCF isn't a torque less wonder like the RS5! And if you want to talk numbers why does the R8 V10 GT have 10bhp less than the LFA, while having 0.4 L more displacement!
Jan 9th, 2014 3:06am
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Renegade Renegade
You obviously don't know about the 2010 displacement increase. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_S65
Jan 9th, 2014 5:04am
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Garais877 Garais877
??? what's your point there???
Jan 9th, 2014 2:32pm
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carsmofo carsmofo
Garais877, you are beyond stupid.
Jan 9th, 2014 5:57am
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Garais877 Garais877
:D :D :D oh im sorry boys, looks I touched Toyota fanboys deeply :( wow @carsmofo your language talks for you better then you :D @STI yes but R8 GT is much faster then LFA, so its actually does't matter and stop counting coins kid, we are talking about 1L right!!!!
Jan 9th, 2014 2:26pm
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techie69 techie69
Engineering and manufacturing is definitely something you are not familiar other than your abcd. I love how outsiders of an industry looking in comment, the answer to your question is humpty-dumpty. In another words, once your parents dropped you on your head, they couldn't put you together again!
Jan 9th, 2014 7:38pm
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Garais877 Garais877
:D another one who has been upset by TRUE!!! so poor guy :( don't cry fella' ;) is that's all what your parents has learnd you??? abuse others when they are right and you have no other excuses??? well I feel so sorry for you... 44years old and still act like baby :(
Jan 10th, 2014 12:15am
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andreas350z andreas350z
relax man the engine in rs5 isn't exactly an engineering marvel! and since you mentioned the rs5 audi should have instead worked more on making it intresting to drive!
Jan 10th, 2014 3:14pm
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trapezius trapezius
The RS5 has a 4.2 liter engine. Plus, it develops a lot less torque than the Lexus engine. So we can call it equal.
Jan 15th, 2014 12:56am
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Dude von Dudenstein Dude von Dudenstein
First Lexus I like since the LFA! The split headlights and the grille work perfectly on this one (unlike the IS) and the interior looks amazing IMO. Kudos to Lexus for putting a V8 in it!! Who ever guessed such badasses were in charge at Toyota?
Jan 9th, 2014 12:38am
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Kakumbaz Kakumbaz
Lexus. Lexus has created a monster!
Jan 8th, 2014 11:10pm
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Looks amazing! Hopefully the dynamics can match the exterior.
Jan 8th, 2014 10:49pm
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Bozzor Bozzor
I know that eventually Lexus must move to forced induction - as every mainstream luxury maker eventually must - but I am so thankful Lexus has given us all once more a big, well tuned, n/a V8 in a small footprint car that happens to look stunning. Brilliant!
Jan 8th, 2014 10:35pm
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Steevenooo Steevenooo
M4 will eat this thing like sushi ...
Jan 8th, 2014 10:31pm
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DeRay DeRay
The M4 is stellar but, well... we'll have to wait for the comparison but love the enthusiasm!
Jan 9th, 2014 1:49am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
Simply stunning, looks beautiful inside and out. I would say this and the BMW M4 have taken this segment to another level.
Jan 8th, 2014 10:28pm
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HermanCampbell HermanCampbell
This looks absolutely badass! 460hp it should be pretty fun to drive too.
Jan 8th, 2014 10:12pm
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trapezius trapezius
Damn, that's awesome! Love the rims, and the body shape and all the aggressive bits. This should be great competition for the RS5, M4, and the new generation C63 AMG Coupe. Love the large central tachometer, which dwarfs the 200 mph (!) speedo. And those seats are insane, they remind me of Audi RS seats. Why the hood bulge, though? Thankfully, it is not as pronounced as it was on the IS F, that was just crazy. So, will they also make an IS F too, or not?
Jan 8th, 2014 10:10pm
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memexe memexe
NICE! That grill is finally starting to work.
Jan 8th, 2014 10:08pm
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