Lexus Releases Second Teaser Image of F Performance Model

Lexus RC F Crop

Lexus has released another teaser image of the F performance model set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January — here the photo in high-resolution (click for the larger image):

Lexus RC Coupe Teaser Image

Believed to be a high-performance version of the RC that was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, this photo shows a hood scoop and a glimpse of the signature F grille — it brings to mind a rumor from an August Motor Trend article:

…the flagship RC F employs carbon-fiber parts including the hood, roof, and trunklid. Oh, and that hood scoop has nothing to do with induction. Our insider tells us the intake sucks air in and channels it to the underbody, where it improves the car’s downforce.

This was the image that accompanied the Motor Trend article:

Lexus RC F Rendering from Motor Trend

The headlights are way off and the overall shape is more angular, but it does have a number of tell-tale elements of the RC — just how close will this be to the final design?