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Old 08-11-13, 02:01 PM   #31
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I would think they just guessed at the $40k because of the IS. If not I think that is a terrible idea. That is what I hated about my Mitsubishi Evo. Most people had no idea it was any different than a pos lancer that cost half as much. I hope I'm right for the sake of the car! If not I agree that no one is going to want a car with that similar of a "cheap" little brother.
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Old 08-11-13, 02:09 PM   #32
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Interesting times, the engine choices are enough to make me wait. The new IS was so tempting for me, good thing I waited to see what Lexus has coming out in the near future. Great time to be a consumer.
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Old 08-11-13, 11:36 PM   #33
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100k for a 455hp rcf coupe? That's insane. I'd much rather have a z06 vette for well under 100k. At the 100k range your getting into used gallardo/f430 range.
Apparently MotorTrend copied this from an Australian website motoring.com.au and did a direct currency conversion from AUD to USD.

See original Australian article here :

http://www.motoring.com.au/news/2013...339kw-v8-38109

What Motortrend forgot is that Australian car prices are jacked up compared to an equivalent US car even after taking into account currency exchange rates.

For example, in that same Australian article, the Aussie Lexus IS-F is mentioned to cost $126,300 Australian dollars. That's $116,246 US dollars, which is far higher than what the US version ISF retails for.

False Alarm Folks! Lexus is too smart to price itself out of the market.
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Old 08-12-13, 12:45 AM   #34
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Unfortunately the RC-F will still be out of my price range even with the fixed conversion. Good news for those that can buy it though. Maybe I'll get a used one in the future.
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Old 08-12-13, 09:13 AM   #35
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I like it a lot, got so comfortable in my 4dr wonder how it would feel goin back to a coupe....
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Old 08-12-13, 12:14 PM   #36
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Im saving up - $75k hopefully.

100k would be too much for me though.
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Old 08-12-13, 10:31 PM   #37
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This is what I know about the RC and RC-F according to today's Lexus Product Council meeting:

- There will be a optional Carbon Fiber package ala E90 M3's could be equipped with them and were great sellers (for RC-F)
- Ventilated seats should be offered
- Priced base low 60's on up to low 70's packages for RC-F
- RC350 will bow first in third quarter of 2014 as a 2015 model
- RC200t will arrive after the RC350 (no word on RC-F arrival)
Thanks to Hoovey2411 for the scoop

Knew the price would be competitive.
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Old 08-13-13, 12:19 AM   #38
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So in roughly one year from now, we will be seeing one of Lexus's most important models to come along in a long long time. Not that others like the CT weren't big, but cars like the RC will be the epitome of the Lexus line. "Entry-level" class, but swooped up with sexy styling and the latest design direction for the company. Like the BMW 4, this is a big status car and a very important niche to establish oneself in. And a side bonus is those who can't afford the two-door, will cheerfully be shown a regular IS in the showroom. It's a win-win situation for the brand.
I'm excited, and I haven't been excited over a Lexus model since the IS-F.
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RC350. Any chance an FSport model?
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If the IS gets the F-Sport package, stands to reason that the sportier RC, which even has a full fledged F model, would get F-Sport treatment.
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If the IS gets the F-Sport package, stands to reason that the sportier RC, which even has a full fledged F model, would get F-Sport treatment.
the RC350 will probably have all the sporty bits without actually having the F Sport name/badge.

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Old 08-13-13, 10:18 AM   #42
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I like it a lot, got so comfortable in my 4dr wonder how it would feel goin back to a coupe....
I feel the same way. I had coupes early in life. Civic Coupe, Accord Coupe, RSX and then I started getting 4dr in my 30's. Prius, IS250, CT200h and now a 14 IS250 on order.

I don't have kids and I rarely take on more than one passenger so a coupe still makes sense. I would be willing to spend $40k+ on an entry level version.
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the RC350 will probably have all the sporty bits without actually having the F Sport name/badge.
According to the Motor Trend article, the RC350 will be equipped with a Torsen LSD.
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Don't expect RC to be anywhere near $40k. Cheapest will be around ISF price.
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If the RC-F is priced between 60-70k, count me in for one.
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