Is Lexus working on a four-door coupe?

Article by Christian A., on January 20, 2014

The latest news about a new model from Lexus come from Japanese magazine Mag-X, who says that an unusual prototype was caught wearing heavy camouflage. According to the guys from Mag-X via LexusEnthusiast, the prototype showed a front-end that looks like a GS F Sport, but the long hood and short trunk suggest that Lexus might be working on a four-door coupe to take on cars such as the Audi A7 Sportback, BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe or the Mercedes-Benz CLS.

Lexus is currently working on new models and a four-door coupe would be the perfect fit in company’s lineup. Last week, Lexus introduced the RC F Coupe at the 2014 North American International Motor Show in Detroit, which is based on the RC Coupe and is planning to debut a new compact crossover based on the LF-NX Concept, which was shown at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Lexus designed the new Lexus RC F – arguably the most powerful V8 performance car built by the premium carmaker -- to offer optimal stability even at high speeds.

Powering the new Lexus RC F is a 5.0-liter V8 engine that is tuned to deliver 351 kW (477 PS) of max output at 7,100 rpm and 530 Nm of peak torque available between 4,800 rpm and 5,600 rpm. This impressive power is sent to the rear wheels via a close-ratio eight-speed sports direct shift transmission. Customers could also opt to have the Lexus RC F be fitted with torque vectoring differential for enhanced power delivery. The Lexus RC F is the only front-engine/rear-drive vehicle to be equipped with this differential.

The new Lexus RC F is Lexus’ second generation V8 F model, and it was meant to offer the best of tuning and technology from the V10-powered Lexus LFA flagship supercar. F has become Lexus’ pinnacle sports brand and refers to the 'Fuji Speedway," where Lexus conducts most of its high-speed developments.

F models allow Lexus to provide more depth into its entire model range by operating on three elements of "Fun" -- response, continuous acceleration feeling, and thrilling sound. As designed, Lexus has intended the new RC F to offer higher levels of driving pleasure, not just on the road but also on the track.

Lexus has managed to set the RC F apart from the RC by implementing a number of tweaks both in terms of styling and performance.

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