One of the biggest Japanese debuts of this year’s Detroit motor Show is the new Lexus RC F sports coupe. And now thanks to this leaked magazine scan you don’t have to wait another two weeks to catch a glimpse of it. This is your RC F in all its glory.
Mind you, it could be a rendering based on the teaser pictures Lexus has been releasing over the past few weeks. But it doesn’t matter. Even if it’s a rendering, it’s a pretty accurate one. And it’s not like the RC F was a complete mystery. The car is, after all, a hotted-up version of the RC Coupe we’ve already seen plenty of.
Lexus RC, for those who may now know, is a coupe version of the new IS sedan. In the “F” guise, the car boasts a muscular two-door body with broad shoulders, an imposing front-end, and flared arches that look like bicep muscles. They decided to keep the massive spindle grille and the weird headlights in the coupe version, which is a bit of surprise, considering that how much kicking they have received from the critics since the introduction of the IS sedan.
It will be easy to forgive the weird looks if the rumors suggesting that Lexus RC F is a V8-powered coupe turn out to be true. In that case, the car will have 460 horsepower and will go from 0 to 100 km/h in under five seconds.