The all-new Lexus RC coupe is expected to make its debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s being reported that the RC F will be powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine with 455 horsepower.
The Lexus RC is expected to be the Japanese automaker’s main competitor to the BMW 4 Series, and the RC F will clash head-on with the new M4 (but not on price), if these figures turn out to be true.
Inspired by the LFA, the RC F will be built to handle like a true sports car, will have an eight-speed transmission and will be outfitted with plenty of carbon fiber parts.
As for pricing, the RC will launch at around $40,000 late next year, while the RC F will be priced over $100,000. There’s no chance that the new BMW M4 will even come close to that price range, so clearly Lexus is targeting a more exclusive crowd with its RC F model.
Details being reported by Motor Trend include Sachs monotube shock absorbers, special control-arm rear suspension, uprated coil springs and stabilizers, specially tuned Lexus Dynamic Handling System, 19-inch BBS wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires will all be found on the RC F model.
Now for the standard RC model, enthusiasts will be happy to hear that it will likely feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, a 2.5-liter hybrid variant, and a 3.5-liter V6 engine choice.
The RC F is expected to make its North American debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, with the rest of the RC lineup coming in April at the New York Auto Show.
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[Source: Motor Trend]
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