IS F Coupe & GS F: What We Know So Far

 
 
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Spyshots of what appear to be the Lexus we've all been waiting for have spread globally yesterday. Several sources have called this camouflaged car the Lexus IS F Coupe. We've reported that the IS F sedan maybe on it's way out but nothing has been confirmed if it will be replaced by a coupe or something else.

So far this is what we know:

IS F Coupe / RC F? Timeline:
  • 7/2012: IS F Convertible Spotted Testing at Nürburgring
  • 9/2012: LF-CC Concept Revealed at 2012 Paris Motor Show
  • 11/2012: RC F & RC 350 Trademarked
  • 3/2013: Future of IS F sedan uncertain
  • 7/2013: More RC F Renderings Surface
  • 7/2013: 2 Different "IS F Coupe" Prototypes Spied bearing temporary German license plates: DAU 0681 & DAU 0682
What we have observed about the IS F Coupe? spy shots:
  • Coupe Lines are similar to LF-CC Concept, but with a wider lower profile
  • Appears to be two door version of new 3rd Generation IS
  • LED Projector Headlamps appear to be more seperated from the LED DRL
  • Missing Foglamps
  • Wider more angular Spindle Grille
  • Large hood with new center hood scoop
  • Wider front fenders with signature "F" side vents
  • Larger rocker mouldings which kick up into the rear bumper like LF-CC and 3rd Generation IS
  • Wider rear profile, more pronounced quarter panels
  • Addition of LED turn signal mirrors
  • 19"? version of LFA Nürburgring Package BBS Forged Aluminum Wheel 
  • Michelin Pilot Super Sport or PS3 Tires
  • Rear taillights are borrowed from 4th Generation GS
  • Signature "F" quad exhaust
  • Rear Bumper is wider and appears to have side vents
  • Rear Spoiler is not lip type, but appears it is moveable
  • Interior similar to new 3rd Generation IS
  • Yamaha sourced sparts
  • Remote Touch Controller replaced with what appears to be a touchpad










GS F?
  • 8/2011: 4th Generation GS Revealed at Pebble Beach
  • 3/2013: GS F Trademarked
  • 7/2013: GS F Spied in Germany with two "IS F Coupe" Prototypes

What we have observed about the GS F? spy shots:
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Signature "F" quad tipped exhaust
  • TRD Japan F SPORT Rear Valence
  • TRD Japan F SPORT Rear Spoiler
  • Yamaha sourced parts


We're more than excited about the revelation of these prototypes as it's going to be interesting future for Lexus! Is this the start of a new chapter for Lexus? Are we finally going to get a usable Remote Touch system? Talk about the possible IS F Coupe and GS F in our discussion forums! >>


Photos: Chris Doane Automotive via [Left Lane News] & [Quattroruote]

 
 
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Esteban Wu (Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:33:15 -0700): I just hope it's more interesting than just "dumping" a Tundra engine in there... This is the reason I don't really like the old ISF
Esteban Wu (Tue, 24 Sep 2013 14:34:40 -0700): anyone can do an engine swap. I'd be more interested in a super tuned engine, than just going with the truck's displacement and nothing high tech. The GS350's current engine is pretty high tech already, I don't know what they'd do to improve it, except fine tune it.