Lexus RC F to Sport 460-HP V8 Engine

Lexus RC F to Sport 460-HP V8 Engine

It has been confirmed that the Lexus RC F will be powered by a V8 engine with 460 hp.

The Japanese automaker has been teasing images of the RC F, which will make its public debut at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show. As for the V8 powerplant, the news comes from an anonymous tipster that received an invite from Lexus for the RC F’s debut event.

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It was previously rumored that the RC F would sport a 5.0-liter V8 under the hood with around 455 hp. Joining the RC F in Detroit will be the standard RC 350, which made its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show. Under the hood of the RC 350 is a 3.5-liter V6 with 314 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque while a hybrid variant is powered by a 2.5-liter engine mated to an electric motor that’s good for a total system output of 217 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque.

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[Source: Lexus via Autoblog]

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  • Somnambulator

    Toyota will put a 5L V8 in this but won’t slap a performance turbo onto the FR-S because they want to be green? and who the F*#K would buy this car with a 217HP hybrid powertrain when the other options are a 315HP V6 and a 460HP V8? This thing looks badass. Has there ever been such a wide performance difference between trims on a single car before?

  • Ken Bryant

    Meant to compere against Nissan’s GT-R? Toyota/lexus better have something up it’s sleeve to compete in that price range.