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Detroit 2014: Global debut of Lexus RC F coupe

Revealed at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the all-new 2015 Lexus RC F. Based on the RC coupe introduced in Tokyo last fall, this performance model houses the brand's most powerful V8 ever, generating more than 450 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque for a top speed of 270 km/h.

The 2015 Lexus RC F rides on 19'' wheels and benefits from L-shaped air vents behind the front fenders. An active rear spoiler, similar to the one found on the Lexus LFA supercar, automatically deploys at 80 km/h and retracts under 40 km/h.

The interior of the 2015 Lexus RC F features new high-back seats that were designed for exceptional support. The instruments and gauges are also derived from the LFA. The Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thick grip steering wheel is said to ensure greater control during sporty driving, while the placement, shape and operation of the paddle shifters make it easier to change gears.

The 2015 Lexus RC F will arrive at dealers toward the end of this year. Pricing, fuel consumption ratings and other technical specifications will be announced in the meantime.

2015 Lexus RC F 3/4 view
Photo: Lexus