Lexus RC F officially unveiled, promises to be the most powerful V8 Lexus ever [video]

Following this morning's leak, Lexus has officially unveiled the RC F Coupe.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 14th, the RC F is being billed as the "most powerful V8 performance car ever developed by Lexus."

The company declined to release performance specifications but the model is expected to use a 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 460 bhp (343 kW). This could enable the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of roughly 300 km/h (186 mph).

While Lexus on coy on specifics, the RC F has been equipped with an aerodynamic body kit that includes aggressive bumpers, ventilated front fenders and revised side skirts. The car also has a bulging hood, a revised grille and 19-inch forged aluminum wheels which are available in three different designs.

If that's not impressive enough, the RC F can be ordered with carbon fiber components and an active rear spoiler that deploys at approximately 50 mph (80 km/h) and retracts at speeds less than 25 mph (40 km/h).

The cabin carries over from the standard model but has been equipped with a new instrument cluster, leather-wrapped sport seats and alloy peals. There's also revised trim and a new "elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel" with paddle shifters.


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Motor show Detroit Auto Show
Automaker Lexus
Article type General
Tags 2014 naias, 2014 north american international auto show, 2015 lexus rc f, 2015 rc f, lexus rc, lexus rc-f, rc, rc-f