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Lexus reveals stern RC F Coupe before official debut at Detroit Auto Show

By Akram_saheed on 10 Jan 2014

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Lexus claims the new Lexus RC F is styled to support the most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus. While I cannot comment on the credibility of the statement, as no performance figures were revealed, I have to say the coupe is an exceptionally striking vehicle.
 
The spindle grille might not be for everybody, but I believe the RC F wears it best. And not to forget, it has an well sculpted rump too. Also, personally this is Lexus' best work since the LFA and the new GS Sedan.  
 
Perhaps its the sharp styling or the colour, but the rear end reminds me of a 'Cybertron' look. It would make a good Decepticon, in my opinion.
 
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Although it is based on its 'tamer' RC Coupe sibling, the RC F has wider wheels and tyres, an active rear wing, air scoops, cooling ducts and carbon fibre components. The Lexus spindle grille, now a hallmark trait for Lexus' models, features a more subtle 'F' pattern on the lower half, while not failing to dominate the front fascia of the RC F.
 
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The hood is higher than on the RC coupe to accommodate the larger V8 engine and create a powerful flared profile. Three variations of 10-spoke, 19-inch, forged aluminum wheels are available, including a hand polished design. It might be a performance coupe, but apparently Lexus' obsession to detail isn't overlooked!
 
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Like the LFA supercar, the RC F features an available speed sensitive active rear spoiler which deploys at around 80km/h and retracts when speeds hit less than 40km/h.
 
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The interior complements the aggressive exterior, as the instrument panel is dominated by a central meter, which changes according to the four selectable driving modes. The information, colour and text size of the display can also be altered.
 
With the RC F, Lexus will debut an, elliptical cross-section thick grip, steering wheel with optimum placement of paddle gear shifts. I have genuinely no idea what that means but I don't really like the chunky and thick wheel.
 
That is probably the only complaint I have with this car, the steering wheel and the location of the star/stop ignition button, which looks a little high and far from the driver doesn't it? 
 
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987 Jan 10 2014 05:32 PM

 

the development team needs to spend more time and effort for the interior, being their most powderful v8. surely they can do better for the interior... the a/c ducts, the gear shift, that h/u and what's with that retro clock? i like the seat though... i wont comment much on the styling of the car, only one word to describe the latest range of lexus, revolting. the grill, the lights, even the exhaust looks familiar, probably use back some previous model... hopefully the performance would save this 'f'... 

Relagsingh Jan 12 2014 09:00 AM

Interior looks good. Can't say the same for the exterior but it looks bad a--, like how a car with brute power should look.

Renegade777 Jan 13 2014 09:24 AM

Beautiful looking car and a head-turner. Finally, Toyota manages to intro nice fierce looking Lexus instead of "Ah Pek" looking ones. Hope they can do that to their main stream Toyota brands, not only for Lexus.

Torquemeister Jan 13 2014 05:41 PM

So its called the "spindle grille"

 

Its awful..........looks like someone pinched its rather unfortunate nose :(

 

Dashboard similarly awful - looks like the components tossed in from Mt Fuji

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