As we patiently wait for the all-new Lexus RC to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in November, Motor Trend has dug up some tasty info on the Japanese automaker's new coupe for us to discuss. While we already knew some speculative, but credible, details on the upcoming two-door Lexus, MT reportedly has the dish on some details of the hotter RC F coupe (shown in the spy shots above).

The article says that the F will carry a six-figure MSRP and use a 455-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 with cylinder deactivation, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Carbon fiber body components will help reduce curb weight, and the scooped hood is said to optimize aerodynamics as the car will reach a top speed of around 186 miles per hour. Specific high-speed handling improvements include specially developed Brembo brakes, a beefed-up suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires and an automatic decklid spoiler.

As for other RC models, MT mentions the hybrid and V6 variants we already heard about, but it also says that the car could get a 2.0-liter turbo engine. This will probably be the engine used in the base model, which is expected to start at around $40,000. Head on over to Motor Trend for the full article, including a rendered image of the RC F.


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      Yaman Ahmed
      • 1 Year Ago
      I the price is really on par with the M4, C63, etc, than that would be great. Oh and also please dump the torque converter, I'm sure most of us want a modern DCT...or even a single clutch from the LFA; better than nothing.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Yaman Ahmed
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      3pipes
      • 1 Year Ago
      MT failed to clarify the price. The F variant will cost not far with the current isf. Lexus was the only japanese player who's willing to challege the germans and perhaps, they have a good chance with this(btw, no german can match the briliance lexus put with the LFA). I hope lexus will raise the bar for the RCF and make the germans show their talents.
        miketim1
        • 1 Year Ago
        @3pipes
        Lexus gets huge props. Lexus is leaving Acura and Infiniti for dead. Both acura and Infiniti seem to be lost. This sort of performance I would have expected to come out of lexus I just love how Lexus has done a 360 in style amd performance.
      Bassracerx
      • 1 Year Ago
      as a former SC owner i cannot wait for them to bring it back that vehicle made an impression on me that will alst a lifetime mine was a 92 with a very low vin number
      Ryan
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't know about everyone else, but the RC F sounds like a $70-80k car, not a six figure car. I don't know why they would price it so high if it is eventually going to compete with the M4 and RS5.
        Greg
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ryan
        Lexus would definitely be pricing the RC F too high at $100,000+ when there are cars in that price range like the BMW M6, Jaguar XKR-S, etc. that make a lot more horsepower. $70,000 - $80,000 seems much more reasonable for a 455 HP luxury sports coupe. The RC F would like sell like the LS600hL if it were priced anywhere above $80,000. Lexus cannot price this new RC F model like they're Porsche.
          Bassracerx
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Greg
          186mph dude and porsche 911 cerrara s only has 400hp they can price them like porsches if they can run with porsches.
      pillowhead
      • 1 Year Ago
      "six-figure MSRP", "Carbon fiber body components" So its an LF-B...
      Greg
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope they have more than 455 HP for the RS F model if they plan on charging more than $100,000. You could get a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe with the same power for a lot less money and probably better engineering and prestige. Who would spend that much money for a sports coupe with less than 550 HP?
      marcpunk
      • 1 Year Ago
      MT got the priding wrong as it was referencing an Australian article. And its not just because of the exchange rate. Lexus ISF is priced over 100,000 in AUS dollars, so the RCF will be also. That means in the US, the RCF will be in the 60,000 US dollars range, as the S ISF is. Really easy to figure this out.
      Fat man
      • 1 Year Ago
      kind of upset that all this info was leaked already and this car is about a year and half out....if not two.......kind of makes waiting for it a little less exciting
      aquamium
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm just ready for the topless versions to come out
      Ace Convoy
      • 1 Year Ago
      six figure Msrp for only 455 Horses... Crack pipe.
      Guy Legend
      • 1 Year Ago
      Six figure pricing comes from conversion of Australian currency where pricing is higher. Expect pricing of the RC F in the US to be in line with BMW's M4.
      kkohlstr
      • 1 Year Ago
      ....so it\'s a Lexus variant of the BRZ?
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