/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

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

The 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.

antuan-roadshow-headshots-jpegs-1893-007.jpg
Antuan Goodwin
2015_Lexus_RC_F_001.jpg
1 of 15 Lexus

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

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.
2015_Lexus_RC_F_002.jpg
2 of 15 Lexus

Flared fenders

The muscular RC F features flared fenders at all four corners wrapping the coupe's 19-inch forged aluminum wheels.
2015_Lexus_RC_F_004.jpg
3 of 15 Lexus

Cabin and steering wheel

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.
2015_Lexus_RC_F_005.jpg
4 of 15 Lexus

High-backed sport seats

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.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.02.15_PM.png
5 of 15 Lexus

The end of Lexus Remote Touch?

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?
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.03.09_PM.png
6 of 15 Lexus

Motorized spoiler

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.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.03.03_PM.png
7 of 15 Lexus

IS-F inspired vents

These fender vents behind the front wheel had me convinced that the RC could debut with an IS-F badge.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.03.36_PM.png
8 of 15 Lexus

LED headlamps?

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.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.06.01_PM.png
9 of 15 Lexus

Unique tail lights

The tail lights wrap around the corners of the vehicle.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.04.16_PM.png
10 of 15 Lexus
The hood sits higher than the IS sedan's to accommodate a hood vent and a larger engine.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.03.19_PM.png
11 of 15 Lexus

V-8 engine

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.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.03.46_PM.png
12 of 15 Lexus

Coupe profile

Rather than just shave two doors from the IS' profile, the RC F Coupe features a revised roofline that slopes more aggressively.
2015_Lexus_RC_F_003.jpg
13 of 15 Lexus

Transmission

We're also guessing that the power will flow to the rear wheels via the automaker's eight-speed Sport Direct-Shift automatic transmission.
2015_Lexus_RC_F_006.jpg
14 of 15 Lexus

F Sport accessories

Available carbon fiber F Sport components will allow drivers to customize their ride.
Screen_Shot_2014-01-08_at_1.03.57_PM.png
15 of 15 Lexus

More details in Detroit

We expect to learn more about the RC F Coupe at the 2014 Detroit auto show next week.

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The best games on Nintendo Switch

41 Photos
Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

More Galleries

Movies coming in 2021 and 2022 from Netflix, Marvel, HBO and more

67 Photos
The new Kia Niro crossover has a lot more style

More Galleries

The new Kia Niro crossover has a lot more style

8 Photos
2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

More Galleries

2021 best new TV shows to watch, stream, obsess about

65 Photos
Global 2022 Ford Ranger gets stronger styling, more infotainment tech

More Galleries

Global 2022 Ford Ranger gets stronger styling, more infotainment tech

7 Photos
The 51 best VR games

More Galleries

The 51 best VR games

53 Photos
The 2022 Kia Stinger 2.5T is a lovely liftback

More Galleries

The 2022 Kia Stinger 2.5T is a lovely liftback

40 Photos