Lexus teases “unprecedented” NAIAS introduction image

The Japanese luxury automaker has delivered a teaser for its upcoming world premiere taking place during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, without actually saying what product will be shown though.

Lexus will have a world premiere in Detroit during NAIAS and we have a teaser image for it – though the actual vehicle is nowhere around. The imminent arrival of a new model is scheduled for the first major automotive event of the year and judging by the skid marks left on the asphalt we’re dealing here with a sporty model. As such, the rumor mill has spewed the rumored LC – which in turn should be the production series version of the LF-LC concept, which should come as the LC 500 conventionally powered version and LC 500h, as in hybrid. The LC 500 should have on board the classic naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine we saw under the hood of the RC F and churning out 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile the LC500h would be treated to a new 3.5-liter V6 and an electric motor combo for a total power output of at least 470 hp.

If you believe that would not be enough since they now lack a proper supercar since the discontinuation of the LFA, it appears a hardcore LC F is being planned to arrive sometimes in 2018 and bring an all new 4.0-liter V8 with double electric turbochargers that would deliver more than 600 hp – but do take all these rumors with a pinch of salt as nothing has been confirmed yet.