Lexus RC F Coupe fully unveiled ahead of Detroit (pictures)

Flared fenders

Cabin and steering wheel

High-backed sport seats

The end of Lexus Remote Touch?

Motorized spoiler

IS-F inspired vents

LED headlamps?

Unique tail lights

V-8 engine

Coupe profile

Transmission

F Sport accessories

More details in Detroit

The IS-based Lexus RC F Coupe has been unveiled early in anticipation of the 2014 Detroit auto show next week. We expect the RC to carry a 2015 model year.
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The muscular RC F features flared fenders at all four corners wrapping the coupe's 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.
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The cabin, predictably, looks a lot like the IS sedan's, but this model debuts a "Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel with optimum placement of paddle gear shifts," according to the automaker's release. Ideally, the new wheel should fit better in the driver's hand.
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The coupe's high back seats feature embossed "F" logos on the headrests and are available in one of five different leather trim colors, each with contrasting stitching.
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Instead of Lexus' Remote Touch Controller, the RC F appears to have a small touch pad. Could this be the end of Lexus Remote Touch or just the next evolution?
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A motorized spoiler on the rear deck rises at speeds of 50 mph and above to enhance high-speed stability and retracts when traveling below 25 mph for a clean look.
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These fender vents behind the front wheel had me convinced that the RC could debut with an IS-F badge.
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Lexus has finessed the IS sedan's front light clusters. They now appear to integrate better with the L-shaped LED indicator lights. The headlamps themselves appear to be fully LED illuminated.
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The tail lights wrap around the corners of the vehicle.
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The hood sits higher than the IS sedan's to accommodate a hood vent and a larger engine.
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Lexus tells us that the RC-F will be powered by a V-8 engine. We're assuming that it's the same 5.0-liter V-8 that powers the current IS-F sport sedan. Stated power should be at least 416 ponies.
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Rather than just shave two doors from the IS' profile, the RC F Coupe features a revised roofline that slopes more aggressively.
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We're also guessing that the power will flow to the rear wheels via the automaker's eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission.
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Available carbon fiber F Sport components will allow drivers to customize their ride.
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We expect to learn more about the RC F Coupe at the 2014 Detroit auto show next week.
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