We checked the Tokyo Motor Show press release up and down numerous times but found no mention of the Scion FR-S. Looking at the Lexus RC we had to ask, how is that possible? The press release stated, "the RC has been infused with deeply contoured lines, integrating the widest and lowest application yet of the Lexus spindle grille. It is unique in the Lexus range, 1.2-inches wider, 1.4-inches lower and 2.8-inches shorter in wheelbase than the new IS sedan, providing a road stance that emphasizes the attraction of a luxury two-door vehicle." IS sedan, so what, compare it to an FR-S.... no, ok, we will; check the photo. While you can count on a much more "leather-bound" interior, the RC is also a bit more powerful under the hood than the Scion. The production-ready RC coupe, scheduled for launch in 2014, flexes a dual-injection, 3.5-liter V6 rated at a healthy 314 horsepower. An eight-speed, paddle shiftable, Sport Direct Shift transmission adapted from the IS F performance sedan optimizes power delivery and fuel economy. The RC coupe will be offered in rear-wheel drive and all-weather drive.
2014 Lexus RC Coupe