2015 Lexus SC Convertible?


Just one day after posting a Best Car rendering of the rumored Lexus LFA II, we now have this Mag-X photochop of a possible SC convertible based on the LF-LC concept (click for a larger version):

Lexus LF-LC SC Photochop

While it’s almost certainly pure speculation, the surrounding Japanese text suggests this next-gen SC would be powered by the same 3.5L V6 hybrid powertrain found in the GS 450h — a sensible choice, I suppose, but hopefully only one of the available engine options.

I’m reminded of a quote from Kevin Hunter, the president of Calty, where the LF-LC was designed:

“It would have 500hp as a hybrid with a battery pack behind the rear seats and a little trunk to be as useful as any car in its class,” he says. “And while this is truly a concept car – it’s where Lexus is moving and symbolises that change – we never build a concept car just to make a car, there’s always some strategic thinking behind it.”

That’s more in line with my thinking — any LF-LC based production model would sit beside the LS at the very top of the Lexus lineup, and should share the same V8 & V8 hybrid powertrains (though I wouldn’t have a problem with a V6 hybrid option in either car).

[Via: Club Lexus] (Thanks Flipside909!)

Comments


  • http://twitter.com/thethird92 Feliciano S. Ababon

    Gotta love that sexy LF-LC to be the next SC !!!! Just go on Lexus. Go on! [+]

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    I think I might gonna try design some SC concept with latest Lexus design language as well , I just did the IS one .

  • Kohipeet

    And the results for the IS? :)

  • Mike DeLorca

    Going from the LF-LC concept….this is what I imagined a likley SC convertible to resemble…..liking it a LOT !    Can’t help but believe both coupe and convertible are coming…..dream and hope it is…..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AVBALQBRIEZAYIYBYLPL6TUC5M buddy

    If its going to have 500hp and it looks that gorgeous then the price tag will be above 100k I assume. Anybody know what was the going rate for the SC

  • Travis

     I CANT *****&*&%(    WAIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    Make it like the Alfa Romeo Brera/Spider/159! Don’t cover the headlamps! Make them look like jewels! After all, I do know that the LS 460 headlamps are made of crystal!

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    I believe this is THE direction, and it’s a righteous path……
    BD

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    MSRP in 2010 was $68,405 USD.

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    This shouldn’t be a dime under $75k
    BD

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AVBALQBRIEZAYIYBYLPL6TUC5M buddy

    If the next gen SC is going to look the LF-LC it should run up close to 90k I believe with the amount of tech there going to put in there…

  • MT

    But it is not going to have 500hp. The usual 45hp battery would make a 455hp engine necessary. The 2UR-GSE has 420 and this is the most powerful engine in the lineup.

    If Toyota comes up with turboed engines (and they will, Uchiyamada said so two years ago) they are not going to put them in Lexus cars first, they gonna put them there last. Just because turbos are blowing up all the time. They are not going to put the least reliable engines in their flagships.

    So the NG-SC will have the GS/LS powertrains with 350/400hp.

  • Erich Kerner

    “the usual 45hp battery” ??? sorry to say that but your comment doesn´t make any sence to me…

  • http://about.me/juanmcm Martín Coppedè

    I like so much this idea! But, I would prefer that they will continue with the classic style of the SC and not follow the ‘L-Finnese’ like the ultimate Lexus models…

  • MT

    Yaris HSD battery has 25hp. Prius/Auris has 36hp. Camry battery has 40hp. GS battery has 45. LS 50. So it makes perfectly sense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding
  • Lexus Kurasaki

    Awesome! I can’t wait!