The upcoming 2014 BMW M4 coupe is set to get some serious competition from the new Lexus RC-F Coupe and prior to it launching early to mid-next year, additional details about the 2014 Lexus RC-F have been released.
First and foremost, the styling of the 2014 Lexus RC-F is set to be inspired by the Lexus LFA and the car is predicted to cost north of $100,000 in the U.S. However, upon reading some of the specs of the Lexus RC-F, that high price tag can be justified.
To keep the car as lightweight as possible, the 2014 Lexus RC-F coupe will featuring a carbon fiber hood, roof and trunklid with a small hood scoop expected to be utilised to help increase downforce. Additionally, the 2014 Lexus RC-F will receive a speed-sensitive rear spoiler like the Lexus LFA as well as other aerodynamic tricks utilised in the LFA to help it achieve a top speed in excess of 186mph!
Powering the 2014 Lexus RC-F will be a 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 455hp at 6,800rpm and 401lb-ft of torque at 5,200rpm. To help the Lexus RC-F clear Euro-6 emissions regulations, Lexus will employ cylinder deactivation technology where four-cylinders will be shut down during highway driving. Mated to this 455hp V8 engine will be an eight-speed automated manual transmission featuring paddle shifters and three different driving modes: Normal, Sport and Snow.
The 2014 Lexus RC-F is expected to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January next year ahead of a September 2014 sale date.
[Via Motor Trend]
I thought this would be more close towards targeting the C7 Corvette besides the price tag.
nice, but price not so good!
Love the car, but was hoping it would be closer to the current IS F $67K price tag. I won't be a buyer at $100K. I was fairly excited about the RC350, but less so after seeing it next to the RC F. Maybe I'll hang on to my FRS and buy used later, or see if Toyota is releasing the new Supra soon.