Lexus teases the RC-F once again, debut at Detroit Auto Show

Posted on: Dec 20, 2013 - 1:33pm IST

Lexus has provided for yet another teaser to the RC F. In a press release, Lexus has announced that the all-new F performance coupe will have “half the doors, twice the roar.”

The RC-F will see its debut at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show. The official name, however, says the press release, will be released early in January. The RC-F will be underpinned by the same platform that does duty on the standard RC, but with a bigger engine.

Lexus RC-F teaser image hood
The hood of the RC-F differs the the RC Coupe’s.

In an interview to Drive.com.au earlier this month, Lexus’ chief engineer Junicih Furuyama had said that the RC-F would feature a different style from the RC. It will also include a bigger bonnet in order to be able to house the 5.0-liter V8 engine.

The RC-F variant will be pitted against the likes of the Audi RS5, the BMW M4 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. Naturally, the RC-F will only be displayed at the Detroit Auto Show as the launch needs to follow a certain chronological order. Lexus would first have to launch the almost-production-ready RC Coupe (toning down the creases and lights) that was displayed at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Lexus RC Coupe front
The Lexus RC Coupe from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

Once the RC Coupe sees its launch, the low-volume variants are bound to follow quickly.

Press Release – New Lexus F Performance Coupe

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