The Japanese automaker is allegedly preparing the hardcore version of its flagship coupe just in time for this year’s edition of the Tokyo Motor Show with a more aggressive demeanor and huge power.
According to the latest reports off the rumor mill, the high-performance F version of the LC will premiere during the Tokyo Motor Show in October, and won’t be for anyone since the anonymous insider the spilled the beans also reportedly told the media outlet it will cost twice as much as the $92,995 LC 500. According to the source the Japanese automaker opted out of using the 471-horsepower (351-kilowatts) naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 from the LC 500 or 354-hp (264-kW) hybrid 3.5-liter V6 in the LC 500h. Instead, they will premiere a new biturbo 4.0-liter V8 that would be formed by mating two 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplants already available in cars such as the Lexus IS, RC, and NX.
According to the report it would display as much as 600 horsepower (447 kW) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton-meters) of torque and come mated to the already available 10-speed automatic transmission as seen inside the LC 500. Naturally the LC F would get an aerodynamic package with vented hood, brake cooling ducts, and a fixed rear wing, possibly inspired from the Super GT racer. Lexus itself has hinted at the apparition of the LC F by registering as a trademark “LC F” on February 3, 2017 and again “Lexus LC F” on February 6.
Via Car and Driver