Lexus Announces RC F to Debut at Detroit Auto Show

Lexus RC F Detroit

Lexus today confirmed that the F performance model will be making its debut at the Detroit Autoshow in January — here’s the full high-resolution teaser image:

Lexus F

Not much can been seen in the photo other than the Michelin Pilot Super Sports and the large fender side vent, but this is clearly a F version of the RC coupe that debuted in Tokyo last month.

Not a bad time to recall the RC F prototypes speeding around Nürburgring earlier this year:

Lexus RC F Nürburgring Front

Lexus RC F Nürburgring Side

Lexus RC F Nürburgring Rear

Here’s the full press release:

Designed from the asphalt up, to strike at the heart, the newest Lexus F model will debut at the January 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Engineered from scratch, one performance layer at a time, the newest F model promises a bold, gritty, experience synonymous with the famed Lexus F heritage.

The Lexus press conference will be shown live online at Follow the hashtag #AsphaltUp for more developments.

[Source: Lexus USA]


  1. Good news ! No information about the RC F Sport edition ?
  2. Only one F model? A bit slow but I'll take it. Hooray!
    • Gives them a way to have something fresh at majority of the upcoming auto shows. Gets people/media to their floor. Why the RC (Japan), CT(LA), RC-F(Detroit), NX(Geneva), RC F-Sport (Chicago??), etc so spread out. I will be there in Detroit so I look forward to this.
    • Also,the next ISF is not that far off.
    • GSF isnt too far off either
    • That may be the very vehicle that is quoted to use a TTV6, as against the RC-F. The Lexus personnel who were interviewed, cleverly referred to the "IS-F successor", and not the RC-F itself. It's better to have the IS-F to have less output than the RC-F, so the GS-F can take the higher position.
    • Will you be there on the press days? I'll be attending.
    • Yeah, one thing at a time -- just happy there's a new F model to talk about. :-)
  3. That wheel arch is damn good.
  4. I want one so bad! Make mine Ultrasonic blue with red leather interior.
  5. I was planning to GET Audi RS7... but I think I have to wait for that XD Looks nice though from the wheels ;)
  6. I was planning to get Audi RS7 but I guess I have to wait for that :D Looks nice from the wheels though ;)
  7. Finally, Lexus is putting some great sticky tires on a Lexus. They deprived Lexus LFA of some great sticky tires, but looks like they would not do that to the RC-F.
  8. Now this looks spectacular! And we haven't even seen the full body yet!
  9. I'm hearing it gets 480 PS. Almost 60 PS more than IS-F. By the way, M3/M4 will be revealed on 12 December. Of topic, Lamborghini will also reveal its Gallardo successor before Chistmas, and Toyota should have a Supra Concept at Detroit. Exciting times ahead. The Toyota GT86 has been a blessing for all.
  10. Santa, I've been a very good husband. I love my GS Fsport but I also want a red RC F with flaxen interior or even red.
  11. This got me thinking - how do we know that this is really RC-F and not GS-F? I know that design is more RC like, but what if GS-F has changed design a little, too?