The Lexus RC F will be officially unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show next week.

Based on the recently launched Lexus RC Coupe, the RC F is powered by a new 5.0-litre V8 engine with an output said to be ‘well above’ 450bhp.

Lexus has yet to release any performance figures for the car, other than to say the RC F will be the most powerful road-going V8 car they’ve ever built.

The bonnet sits higher than on the standard RC so as to accommodate the larger engine.  A series of additional air intakes and aerodynamic fins hint at the additional work Lexus’ engineers have undertaken to ensure stability at high speed, while an active rear wing deploys at speeds above 50mph and retracts below 25mph.

The RC F sits on 10-spoke 19-inch wheels available in a choice of three different designs, one set of which are hand-polished.

The interior features bespoke dials, thick-rimmed sports steering wheel, high-back seats embossed with the F logo, and special pedals with L-shaped rubber grips.

Lexus will release more information on the RC F on 14th January.