Hardcore Lexus RC F Is Out for Blood

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Lexus (NYSE:TM) made waves when it produced the LFA, a gratuitously powerful and well-calculated supercar that naturally went for a very supercar price of about $375,000. Overall, the LFA — and its delightful engine note — was well received, and its V10, which supposedly revs so fast that it requires a digital tachometer to keep up, and Nürburgring-engineered handling showed the world that Lexus had what it took to be a competitive player in the super high-performance leagues.

That being said, the LFA was well out of reach for the majority of the population, and it was made more exclusive still by its limited production run. With that thought reverberating in their heads, Lexus engineers set out to create a more pedestrian performance car, and the results of their efforts were revealed on Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Lexus RC F is the higher-performance model of the Lexus RC Coupe, and once you look past its polarizing — though admittedly gaping — front grille setup, Lexus created what will become a truly competitive high performance coupe, at least on paper.

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