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Old 11-04-2013, 03:38 PM
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Yikes. I think this car officially offers more styling than any other car, ever. It's like Lexus' designers just didn't know when to stop.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:52 PM
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This is the IS coupe or is it smaller?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:15 PM
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Not as wild as the concept, but still has lots of wild and crazy lines. The side profile does not really look like a RWD coupe - looks more like a generic FWD coupe. Maybe its just the crazy styling that makes the rear track look narrower than the front.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:42 PM
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Yikes. The grille is now officially out of control.
In 2 generations time, it will have consumed the whole car. Everything will be fine then

Seriously, as much as I like the general shape of this car, and even the surfacing on the sides, those ghastly details like the lower shape of the grille (and sheer size of it) plus the fake air outlets in the rear bumper do their best to nearly ruin an otherwise handsome design. Does Lexus really think that they need those aftermarket like details to get rid off their a bit "old people's choice" image?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:43 PM
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Wow, that's a nice-looking ass :)



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Old 11-04-2013, 04:55 PM
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The headlamps, however, should be transplanted onto the IS immediately.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:41 PM
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The headlamps, however, should be transplanted onto the IS immediately.
Agreed,

I hated the 3IS headlamps so much (it's like trying to fuse Acura Integra headlamps with a NIKE logo; didn't work for me).

Thankfully, at least with this one, there is no attempt to mate any form of curves with razor-sharp edges.

And yeah, those three LED headlamp light bulbs in this car are done quite nicely.

With that said:
I'll say one thing though, at the moment:

Lexus RC > BMW 4 series

For me that is.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:18 PM
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Hmm still not 100% convinced. There are a few really overwrought details, although they might look less severe in person.

A few better pics from Automobile:



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Old 11-04-2013, 08:23 PM
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STUNNING. Lexus is on a roll with this design language. Really can't find much criticism other than the headlight swoosh. I wish it extended further and the inner edge aligned with the headlight above. I really want to see the RC-F now. The spy shots show a mesh grille that looked nicer than the vertical slats here.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:27 PM
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Oh my. It actually looks astonishingly stunning in the pictures from Automobile.
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