New information confirms Lexus is preparing a new sports car, a high-performance LC developed by the F line.
Lexus mother company Toyota has made trademark filings for “Lexus LC F” and “LC F” with trademark departments in Europe and US. The most recent filings were made at the beginning of last month with the new trademark office and a photo of the “LC F” badge attached to a car.
The Automaker’s luxury sports cars, the “GS F” and RC F, both feature the 5.0-liter used by the LC 500, where the personal luxury car produces 471 horsepower. The LC F model will need significantly more charms to keep up with competitors.
Lexus LS coupe is said to be coming with 600 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. The badass engine will find its way also into GS F producing 550 horsepower. This would make it higher in power even than opponents such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S and Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe, but lower in torque.
To create the supercar-rivaling output, Lexus car engineers are said to be making a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 based on the idea of the brand’s existing turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 joined together at 90 degrees. This won’t be exclusive to Lexus LC F, though, as we hear the motor will also end up in future models of the GS F, although in detuned form.
Other features of the LC F should introduce a stronger version of the LC 500’s 10-speed automatic transmission, uprated automotive brakes, track-tuned suspension, and a savage body kit probably inspired by the design of the LC GT500 Super GT race car. No doubt that the new sports car will use more carbon fiber technology.
Considering the LC has just gone on sale, don’t expect an F version to join the lineup anytime soon.
While the LC500 will begin at $92,995, Lexus LC F coupe could nearly double that amount. Yeah, it won’t be cheap for sure! But did you forget what’s the LFA’s price?