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This past year at the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus unveiled the RC F which packs a 467 horsepower V8 engine. For the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus is readying another F model debut.

The automaker released two teaser shots revealing a new body kit, and a set larger wheels and brakes. We don't know what the model is, but speculation is ranging from a new IS-F to F version of the GS. We'll have more details when Lexus presents the vehicle on January 13th.

Source: Lexus

Press Release is on Page 2


A Track-Ready Lexus Poised to Make Global Debut at 2015 NAIAS

  • New Model Will Broaden the Lexus Brand's High Performance Showroom

TORRANCE, Calif. – Dec. 17, 2014 – Lexus announced it will be adding a second vehicle to its growing stable of F brand high performance models. Earlier this year, the luxury manufacturer launched the RC F, a V8 powered performance coupe. The newest Lexus F brand vehicle will make its global premiere at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Jan. 13.


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UGLY!, I see they added those vent openings like the ugly Toyota Hydrogen car has giving it a predator mouth with extra air openings or something. Very weird. Not impressed at all.

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