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    Lexus Teases New F Model



    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    December 10, 2013

    Lexus is the latest automaker to issue a teaser for what they have in store for next month's Detroit Auto Show. The automaker released a short press release and a picture of a front fender with the F badge, Lexus' performance brand. automaker calls the new F model an "all-new performance model engineered from scratch."

    What could it be? Well previous rumors have pointed towards Lexus introducing a high-performance version of their new RC-F coupe. Also a possibility is a new IS-F.

    Source: Lexus

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    The Next Lexus F Amplifies Exhilaration with Entirely New Model Debut at the North American International Auto Show

    All-New Performance Model Engineered From Scratch

    Advanced Expression of Design and Performance – Not Bolted On, But Engineered Within

    Lexus Introduces #AsphaltUp to Complement Uncompromising Design Process

    TORRANCE, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2013) – Designed from the asphalt up, to strike at the heart, the newest Lexus F model will debut at the January 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Engineered from scratch, one performance layer at a time, the newest F model promises a bold, gritty, experience synonymous with the famed Lexus F heritage.

    The Lexus press conference will be shown live online at www.lexus-int.com/. Follow the hashtag #AsphaltUp for more developments.

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    Intersting, I hate the wheels as they are a pain to keep clean. The fender lines make me think they will depart from the Predator grill and go after more of a racing nose to cut the air.

    Should be interesting. Looks like a tight short overhang.

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    Why don't they make a car with good styling, instead of making their "F Sport" cars just uglier versions of their already ugly cars. Adding big smoked chrome wheels, big exhaust pipes, a rear spoiler, and big wheel arches doesn't make a sports car. It doesn't work when college kids do that to their 1997 Civic and it doesn't work on a Lexus IS either. Their performance cars aren't even fast, they have 1 car with 1 body style with over 400 hp (the LFA already sold out), compared to Mercedes where every car except CLA and GLK have a 400+ hp model, 10 cars, most of those have a 500+ hp option.

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    Intersting, I hate the wheels as they are a pain to keep clean. The fender lines make me think they will depart from the Predator grill and go after more of a racing nose to cut the air.

    Should be interesting. Looks like a tight short overhang.

    Predator grill? How about "Pinched Nose" grill? Predator gives it too much credit. The previous generation Lexus grills are not spectacular or particularly unique. But it's not ugly. The current version is pukingly ugly.

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