Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has recently filed a trademark in Australia for the RC 350 nameplate, which might become the production version of the LF-CC Concept.
The Lexus LF-CC Concept is rumored to inspire the next generation of the IS-F Coupe, but after the Japanese based automaker has filed a trademark for the RC 350 nameplate in Australia recently, it seems that the model will probably get its very own production version. Rumors are saying that the Lexus RC 350 will probably get the 3.5 liter V6 engine under its hood, judging by the “350” in its name”, while the “R” is telling us that it won’t be related to the GS or IS series. “C” probably stands for the “Coupe”.
Unfortunately we don’t have any more details on the Lexus RC 350, but as a quick reminder, the stunning LF-CC was officially presented to the public at the 2012 Paris Motor Show in September, in a world premiere. The model was also brought to the 2012 SEMA Motor Show in Las Vegas. The Lexus LF-CC is powered by a 2.5 liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, which is “helped” by an electric motor and a high-performance battery. A generator and a power split device can relocate the power provided by either the gasoline unit or the electric motor and Lexus is saying that the model is emitting less than 100 g/km of CO2.