Lexus Teases New F Model for 2014 Detroit Auto Show

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Lexus just dropped the first teaser image on a new F model that will be unveiled next month at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show . All the image shows in the front wheel, fender and part of the headlight, but most the model in question is likely the F variant of the recently launched 2015 Lexus RC .

While no concrete details were offered, Lexus did describe the new model as "engineered from scratch, one performance layer at a time, the newest F model promises a bold, gritty, experience synonymous with the famed Lexus F heritage."

The RC F was caught testing plenty of times, and it will be offered as a cheaper alternative to the likes of the BMW M4 Coupe and Audi RS5 .

If the model shown here is indeed the RC F, then you should expect it to simply look like an RC updated with the usual F model elements, like the more aggressive body kit, the larger wheels, sports suspension, high-performance brakes and the obligatory more potent engine.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Lexus RC F.

2015 Lexus RC-F

Lexus RC F

The RC F was caught testing for the first time in early 2013 when we believed it was simply the IS F Coupe. Still, after Lexus trademarked the "RC F" name, it became clear that it would be the more powerful coupe.

Rumors suggest that the RC F Could drop the 5.0-liter, V-8 engine in favor of a totally new, naturally aspirated or turbocharged engine. Either way, we expect the output to be close to 450 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque — right up there with the M4.

The model will also be equipped with carbon-fiber body panels, a 0.60-inche reduced ride height and a sport-tuned suspension.

Press Release

Designed from the asphalt up, to strike at the heart, the newest Lexus F model will debut at the January 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Engineered from scratch, one performance layer at a time, the newest F model promises a bold, gritty, experience synonymous with the famed Lexus F heritage.

The Lexus press conference will be shown live online at www.lexus-int.com/. Follow the hashtag #AsphaltUp for more developments.


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