[size=3]Keep your eye on the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where we'll see plenty of exotics including the McLaren 650S and Koenigsegg One:1. Also expect to see other new cars like the Lexus NX, Audi TT, BMW X4 and the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider. Coverage starts on March 4, so be sure to stop by.[/size]
If you had to pick a theme for the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, performance would be a pretty logical choice. What else would you suggest, bankruptcy?
Yes, Detroit is coming close to overtaking Buffalo as the most depressing city in the U.S. But at least this year's show is chock-full of exciting vehicles. From concepts to production cars, there certainly wasn't a shortage of interesting metal.
One of the world's biggest auto shows this year's Detroit Auto Show promises major debuts including the latest Corvette Z06, Lexus RC-F, the 2015 Hyundai Genesis, BMW 2 Series, M4, Acura TLX, 2015 Honda Fit, a Kia sports car concept, the next-generation Chrysler 200 and the GMC Colorado. Plus, look for more details on the 2015 Mustang and a look at the 2015 F-150.
Long a purveyor of dependable but somewhat dreary luxury cars Lexus continues to reinvent itself. Products like the limited-production (and totally awesome) LFA supercar as well as enthusiast-focused F Sport models demonstrate the brandís newfound passion. And this blue beauty is writing the next chapter in Lexusí journey.
This is the RC F, a high-performance two-door car and arguably a product the company has needed for years. We think itís got both the style and hardware to attract a lot of attention. Look at it; this thing is STUNNING!
Itís based on the RC Coupe that was revealed at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show back in November, though this car features a number of important changes.
Up front the first thing youíll notice is the brandís signature spindle grille and here itís filled in with a black mesh texture. The carís also got separate lights under the main headlamp assemblies, a flourish we saw, of course, on the 2014 IS sport sedan.
Itís hard to tell, but the RC F actually has a taller hood than the RC
When Lexus released its new generation of IS sport sedans, it wasnít shy about targeting BMWís 3 Series. Now the Japanese brand is turning its crosshairs to the Bavarian brandís more venerable M models with this: the RC F.
Built by its F performance division, the newest Lexus performance product is powered by a V8, following in the wake of its four-door IS-F. Official output figures havenít been released yet, but early rumors suggest it could have upwards of 460 hp. The current sedan offers 420 and you can expect this V8 to be a massaged version of the 5.0-liter V8 found there.
Chances are good that Lexus will also turn again to the same eight-speed automatic transmission found in the IS-F and IS 350 F-Sport models.
With more details sure to come soon, the photos that just leaked on Road & Track reveal some information of their own. The car will carry similar stacked exhaust pipes to the sedan it replaces along with massively flared rear fenders and the same grabbing styling found over the entire Lexus line. The hood
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