In accordance with the 330kW+ (450hp+) 5.0-litre V8 powerplant, styling on the new RC F delivers what Lexus says is "optimum high speed stability".
Based on the RC coupe revealed at last November's Tokyo Motor Show, and taking styling inspiration from the LFA supercar, the RC F has wider wheels and tyres, an active rear wing, air scoops, cooling ducts and carbon fibre components, all delivering what Lexus describes as 'functional beauty'.
"The form of each component is carefully designed to contribute to performance," Lexus RC F chief engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi said.
"Unique air outlets in the hood and rear section of the front fenders contribute to optimum engine cooling and handling stability. They create an aggressive look that immediately conveys the expectation of a dynamic driving experience."
The signature Lexus 'spindle grille' dominates the front of the RC F and encompasses one single F-pattern in its mesh, from the bonnet line to the lower lip.
The bonnet is higher than that of the RC and helps create a flared profile. Ducts beneath the front bumper and guards, along with strategically placed aerodynamic stabilising fins create a stance which further identifies the F model.
Air outlets at the rear of the front guard form the shape of an 'L' when they merge with side sill extensions, while stacked trapezoidal quad-outlet tailpipes at the rear add further aggression.
The RC F has taken design cues from the Lexus LFA supercar. An active rear wing deploys from the RC F's deck at speeds over 80km/h and retracts at less than 40km/h - to enhance the coupe's lines at standstill.
Three variations of 10-spoke 19-spoke forged aluminium wheels will be available by grade; two are machine polished, and on the High Plus grade the wheels are hand polished.
The cockpit-like interior of complements the RC F's aggressive exterior, with unique components including the gauges, steering wheel, seats, ornamentation and pedals.
The instrument panel is dominated by a switchable central dial which changes according to whichever of the four selectable driving modes is activated. The information, colour of the display and size of text all alter.
The RC F debuts a Lexus-first elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel with what's said to be optimum placement of the paddle gear shifts.
Lexus says the all-new high-back seats have been styled to resemble tight-fitting athletic sportswear and to offer similar levels of support. The seats, with an embossed 'F' on the headrests, are available in five different leather trim options, each with contrasting stitching.
On the brake and accelerator pedals, L-shaped rubber slits combine form and function by providing better foot grip.
Full specifications, along with pricing and availability of the Lexus RC F coupe are expected to be revealed at the NAIAS, which opens on January 14.