We've got absolutely zero actual information from the automaker on what its "Next Lexus F" will be, other than what was just released today in this brief press release and lone teaser image, but our best guess is that it's the next-generation IS-F sedan. The timing would make sense, considering that the latest IS just hit the market earlier this year as a 2014 model.

Since we know so little, we'll just share some of the exuberant marketing speak contained in the press release for your reading pleasure:

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.


Pretty poetic, don't you think? Click on the image above to enlarge, and scroll down below to read the rest of the awfully brief press release in its entirety.
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The Next Lexus F Amplifies Exhilaration with Entirely New Model Debut at the North American International Auto Show

All-New Performance Model Engineered From Scratch
Advanced Expression of Design and Performance – Not Bolted On, But Engineered Within
Lexus Introduces #AsphaltUp to Complement Uncompromising Design Process


TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2013) – 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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      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      even though it just premiered in LA....i am thinking it is the RC......from the headlights you see a little bit fo the "L" DRL's that are (from what i know) RC exclusive.........it would make sense though since the GS has been out on the market the longest..........like last year, detroit is gonna be one hell of a show ! cant wait forget christmas and new years !!!
        Eta Carinae
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eta Carinae
        p.s. Could be a RC-F concept to preview what is coming int he next few months (BMW M4 at concours) and also where the hell is the M3 and ATS V !!! they have been out for over a year and some change and still no premiere, lexus is moving quite fast with releases......^ *wouldnt
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Eta Carinae
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          Eta Carinae
          • 1 Year Ago
          oh no, not the "nike check mark" that is riddling every lexus now a days....the RC features 3 "L" with the actual headlamp cluster. http://lexusenthusiast.com/images/weblog/13-11-22-lexus-rc-tokyo-headlight.jpg
      Phigs
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is probably the RC-F. Check out the headlights - the angular "LED" lighting and narrow orange turning signal looks more like the RC 300h that debuted in Tokyo.
      Jimmy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm willing to bet it's the RC-F.
      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      look at the sheet metal crease. it's the RC
      SquareFour
      • 1 Year Ago
      While a GS-F makes some sense considering the GS has been out the longest (relative to the IS), that line on the top of the fender makes me think RC...which also makes sense in its own right, since the RC is supposed to be Lexus' performance model.
      NamorF-Pro
      • 1 Year Ago
      ISF? Wtf Autoblog? It's like looking at a teased headlight of a Mustang and concluding that it's a Porsche. Someone's bad with cars... It's an RCF! A Lexus. V8 5.0L possibly turbocharged.
      Basil Exposition
      • 1 Year Ago
      \"famed Lexus F heritage\" LOL!
        Josh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Basil Exposition
        What's next? The company that makes 'Toyo pets' will be making luxury cars to rival Benz and BMW? Unlikely!
          mbukukanyau
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Josh
          I am no Lexus fan. the brand is the boomer ride of choice, replacing Buick in retirement clubs, per say, but I would take their German equivalents any day over Europeans, until you get into performance variants.
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      mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its funny they claim the F has 'heritage', What heritage?
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        @mbukukanyau
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          animekyoto89
          • 1 Year Ago
          @mbukukanyau: Antiquated mentality........
          mbukukanyau
          • 1 Year Ago
          That is like saying Cadillac has V heritage. That is BS. They are launching the brand F or V. There is no heritage yet. You seem not to understand what heritage for a brand is. SS and AMG have heritage, they have been around for Decades. The F is not even a decade old and the V is just entering the second decade. There is no heritage here.
          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          mbukukanyau and the presser are speaking of the F brand ITSELF, not of Toyota or TRD and their heritage. It has none.
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      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      Who wants to bet it will have the largest, ugliest front grille of any car ever made :)
        muspod
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        You'll only see the back of it moving away quickly...
        Kk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        u are so rite Kuro Houou lexus wont have it any other way loll
          john96xlt
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Kk
          This isn't a text message. Step up and type like you mean it.
      Indubitably
      • 1 Year Ago
      If the standard IS looks bad front the front, I can only imagine how bad this one will look.
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      So how many exhausts does it have this time? 8?
        Jay-Zeus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        Probably just two awkwardly hidden behind a rear fascia with plastic chrome 'outlets'. Number of 'outlets'? Yeah, 8 sounds good.
        sfblog
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        As if dual exhaust was such an over kill that you expect more. If you're referring to the tips, same thing ,4 is pretty common. If you're referring the tip layout, if they lined them side by side, people would say they're coping BMW, so since they staggered them you hear " so how many exhausts do they have this time, 8". They had 4 doors last time, are you thinking maybe 7 this time?
          libertedelacroix
          • 1 Year Ago
          @sfblog
          Honestly, between all the variations of exhaust tips (quads on the Vette, Audi's oval tips on the RS, Merc's angular rectangle tips, VW's dual outlets that are spaced closely, etc) nothing, and I repeat NOTHING, has been as tacky/cheesy/ghetto as the IS-F's stacked tips. That thing is seriously hideous on an otherwise unoffensive design and decently performing car.
        NamorF-Pro
        • 1 Year Ago
        @over9000
        They're gonna be stacked like the ISF just slightly diagonally.
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