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Camouflaged Lexus RC F SPORT Reveals Upcoming Update

Lexus RC F SPORT Update

A Lexus RC F SPORT prototype was spotted in Germany with a camouflaged front & rear bumper, a tell-tale sign that we’re looking at the coupe’s mid-cycle refresh:

Lexus RC F SPORT Rear Second

Get up close to the covered front, and a headlight design similar to the LC coupe can be seen:

Lexus RC F SPORT Zoomed

The rear tail lights look to be dramatically restyled, with a large 3D casing protruding from the body:

Lexus RC F SPORT Rear

Camouflage is effective for a reason, but the RC F SPORT appears to be getting an effective update, sharpening the overall design and bringing some life into the mid-size Lexus coupe. Check out the full gallery over at Motor1, and report back with any findings.

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These headlights look weird. Do they have body colored inserts like GS-F?
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The shape kinda reminds me of the FR-S/86.
Jeff Pérez of motor1.com clearly doesn't know his Lexus RCs. The lack of the curved-top diagonal side air vent between the front wheel and the door's leading edge and the rectangular (as opposed to stacked oval) rear exhaust outlets obviously show this is an RC F Sport, and not a full-on RC F.

I just retitled the thread to reflect this and avoid confusion.
mediumhot
These headlights look weird. Do they have body colored inserts like GS-F?
Who knows? Lexus' most recent models have been moving the Nikeesque DRL swoosh closer to the headlights (or even above them within the housing, as on the UX). Given the camo, it's clear that the front and rear fascias will change for 2019.
krew

Camouflaged Lexus RC F SPORT Reveals Upcoming Update
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Coupe's mid-cycle refresh is around the corner.
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https://www.carscoops.com/2018/07/lexus-rc-f-gt-spied-assortment-carbon-fiber-components/

Here are some RCF GT spy shots!!! The headlights are clearly more streamlined than the current concave-ish headlights.
The door mirrors are also up-dated. looks good.
Three LED's vertically stacked on the outside of the headlight... a little different from LC. Excited to see this update!
MotorAuthority has some images that clearly show the headlight design - looks really nice:

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1117851_2019-lexus-rc-spy-shots#image=100663266
Gecko
MotorAuthority has some images that clearly show the new headlight design - looks really nice:

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1117851_2019-lexus-rc-spy-shots#image=100663266
Nice find. Thank God that, unlike their motor1.com counterparts, the Motor Authority folks can tell an RC F SPORT from an RC F.
I liked what I saw
The rear will be a step forward

Good job.
Surprised it took over 1 year after design freeze to catch a prototype (yet we saw mules last August), but then again, older Lexus facelifts of the 1990s and 2000s were never spotted testing like this.

When does this debut and go on sale is my question? MY 2015 was the start in November 2014, so why is MY 2020 the mid-point? Does this mean an TNGA IS coupe is a possibility, if the GS isn't redesigned in 2 years. Or does the next RC move slightly more upscale and becomes both a TNGA 2-door and gran coupe for MY 2023 in spring 2022 (after MY 2021 IS in Q3 2020) ?
Carmaker1
Surprised it took over 1 year after "likely" design freeze in spring 2017 to catch a prototype (yet we saw mules last August), but then again, older Lexus facelifts of the 1990s and 2000s were never spotted testing like this.

When does this debut and go on sale is my question? MY 2015 was the start in November 2014, so why is MY 2020 the mid-point? Does this mean an TNGA IS coupe is a possibility, if the GS isn't redesigned in 2 years. Or does the next RC move slightly more upscale and becomes both a TNGA 2-door and gran coupe for MY 2023 in spring 2022 (after MY 2021 IS in Q3 2020) ?
It's not because it's summer time that you suddenly have to think wildly. It's still Lexus, you know. ;)
Carmaker1
When does this debut and go on sale is my question? MY 2015 was the start in November 2014, so why is MY 2020 the mid-point?
My guess would be the 2018 LA show, dealerships in the spring. Surely Lexus won't bring out a coupe in the fall/winter.
Carmaker1
Surprised it took over 1 year after "likely" design freeze in spring 2017 to catch a prototype (yet we saw mules last August), but then again, older Lexus facelifts of the 1990s and 2000s were never spotted testing like this.

When does this debut and go on sale is my question? MY 2015 was the start in November 2014, so why is MY 2020 the mid-point? Does this mean an TNGA IS coupe is a possibility, if the GS isn't redesigned in 2 years. Or does the next RC move slightly more upscale and becomes both a TNGA 2-door and gran coupe for MY 2023 in spring 2022 (after MY 2021 IS in Q3 2020) ?
Wouldn't it make more sense for the redesigned GS gran coupe than the RC being both 2 doors and 4 doors? Knowing Lexus they really like to distinguish their models and the names as well.
Airplane
Wouldn't it make more sense for the redesigned GS gran coupe than the RC being both 2 doors and 4 doors? Knowing Lexus they really like to distinguish their models and the names as well.
If the GS is not going to exist anymore and they are retaining the RC, as well upsizing the IS, it makes more sense to do that. Now if an IS parallel (not adjacent like RC) coupe replaces it, the RC would be absorbed into the IS/IC family.

The addition of AWD to the ES, gives me the idea they decided

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