Lexus RC F Convertible Planned

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Lexus RC F Convertible Planned

Lexus will add a high-performance convertible to its lineup in the near future with a drop-top version of the new RC F.

News of the new model was announced at the recent Lexus USA National Dealer Meeting in Los Angeles where the brand also celebrated its 25th anniversary a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, has revealed to AutoGuide.

VIDEO: 2015 Lexus RC F First Drive

No news of a standard RC Convertible were released, though it seems likely. Currently Lexus continues to offer an IS C model, based off the previous generation IS.

In addition, Lexus confirmed a GS F model is on its way, with styling borrowed from the RC F, as well as the car’s signature tailpipes. That model is expected to make use of the same 5.0-liter V8 engine with close to 500 hp.

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Speaking at the meeting, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda celebrated the 25 successful years Lexus has had and encouraged the dealers for an optimistic and exciting future.

“Although this is an important anniversary for us, in many ways I consider it a kind of rebirth,” he said. “An opportunity to say ‘Ok, now what?’ Or perhaps more importantly, ‘What if?’ What if we really go after the competition? What if we exceed every customer expectation and then some? What if we develop technologies no one has even thought of yet? And what if we make cars that literally take your breath away? To me, Lexus should be a canvas for automotive artistry.”

GALLERY: 2015 Lexus RC F

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Discuss this story at our Lexus RC Forum

  • Jamal

    Lexus makes the best looking cars these days!

  • codenamejanrei

    I agree, screw the haters who think the spindle grille is ugly.

  • Merc1

    Blind much?

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  • Shiratori90

    Very interested in seeing how the GS F comes out.

  • ColumWood

    With that engine it won’t be able to keep up with the M5.

  • Adriann06

    Hopefully the maxed tuned engine in the RC-F GT3 concept will be placed in the GS F which is said be have over 540 hp

  • Shiratori90

    We will just have to see about that.

  • Jim Mc Cool

    Now Lexus has the right idea. It’s time for a decent looking convertible.

  • Merc1

    “What if we develop technologies no one has even thought of yet? And what if we make cars that literally take your breath away?”

    Two things that won’t happen at Lexus. Lexus (outside of hybrids) is about 5-10 years behind in most areas and design wise they don’t have a prayer at doing that. That said the RC and RC F are a huge step in the right direction as they do add some sizzle, like it or not, you will notice them.

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