A teaser image of what appears to be the new Lexus RC-F – a high performance model that will rival the BMW M4 - has been released. The RC first debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this year, based on the Lexus IS and we've heard plenty of rumours that an F-badged model is on the way.
The image reveals nothing other than a new alloy wheel design and bulging wheel arch. If it belongs to the RC coupe, this F variant will feature a much more aggressive design with larger air intakes and sculpted flanks. Under the bonnet, a 5.0-litre V8 has been rumoured, with power somewhere in the region of 455bhp. It could also feature cylinder-deactivation – a first for Lexus – to help improve fuel economy.
It can't be seen from this teaser shot but at the rear, it's likely the RC-F will feature 'stacked' exhasuts like on the outgoing IS-F model.
There is no official word on pricing but expect to pay around £65,000 for the flagship model when it arrives late 2014.