Lexus to Unveil 460hp V8 RC F Through Private Event


There's been a lot of buzz surrounding Lexus' rumors and teaser photos of the upcoming RC-F. There's a few things we know already. The new reveal will debut in Detroit and fall within Japanese automaker's F performance line.

Here's some new info:

According to an anonymous tip to Autoblog with accompanying link to an exclusive unveiling event, the new vehicle will officially wear the RC 350 name. It's going to be a two-door coupe with two engine options:

  • Standard version: 3.5 liter, 306-hp V-6
  • RC-F version: 460-hp V-8

The event invite and materials give off a a distinctly exclusive, speakeasy feel. To follow the theme, there's an advertised performance by Ben Sharkey, a rising star in Detroit's Jazz scene. As the below image and event RSVP page dictate, the messaging for this unveiling centers around an additional step into the high-end luxury performance market.

The buzz:

  • Dynamic and alluring
  • Strong sport-nature
  • High performance and thrilling handling
  • World-class luxury

As we know, a mixed bag of marketing buzzwords doesn't make a great car, but if Lexus is able to deliver on some of the promising teasers and concept sketches we've been seeing float around, we couldn't be more thrilled.

Lexus Invite

via [AutoBlog]