If so, then it proves Lexus has finally grown a pair.
It’s no secret that Lexus is currently hard at work developing a BMW M4 fighter. We’ve seen clear spy shots of such a car testing in prototype form at the Nurburgring and other European locales, but today it appears that a few images of the production car have leaked online. A Japanese car magazine has managed to snag some scanned images of the hot new coupe that will reportedly be called the RC F. Due to the camouflage on the test mule, we weren’t able to see the car’s finer styling details.
But if these images are the real deal Lexus has once again shown it knows how to style a car with sex appeal. That large spindle front grille is very much present along with those large air vents directly behind the front and rear wheels. The headlight cluster is once again a bit of a mess, but at least it’s not boring. Supposedly set to be powered by a 5.0-liter V8, word has it that it’ll be good for at least 450 horsepower, which would make it more powerful than the M4 that’ll have a confirmed 430 hp. No indication has been given just yet as to when we can expect an official launch, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see it debut along the M3/M4 at Detroit in January.