Rumor has it that this car is going to be called the RC and that it will be a sporty coupe to replace the retractable hardtop IS from the last generation. It will reportedly debut in November at the Tokyo Motor Show and in early 2014 as the performance-oriented RC F you see in these photos.
The styling is different from the 2014 IS sedan and resembled the LF-CC Concept shown last year. The familiar spindle grille is instantly recognizable despite the heavy camo, but the headlights have a masculine flat brow and the fenders are flared and vented at the front. Letting us know about its performance ambitions, the prototype has a quad exhaust pipe arrangement we've seen on the IS F in the past.
Power for the standard model will come from the existing 3.5-liter V6, hopefully with a bit more power, but this RC F will have a much more impressive 460 horsepower (or so) from a 5-liter V8 engine.