Lexus LF-LC Production Model in 2016?


Lexus LF-LC in 2016?

Car & Driver is reporting that a production model based on the Lexus LF-LC concept could be released in 2016:

A two-plus-two sports coupe concept from Toyota’s California design studio that could be Lexus’s answer to the Aston Martin DB9 if, of course, it reaches production. More expensive and more driver-oriented than the defunct SC430 convertible, this “poor man’s LFA” (it’ll cost about half as much) will squeeze at least 500 horsepower from its hybrid powertrain.

A 2016 release date lines up with previous rumors — the magazine also suggests that the production LF-LC will be powered by a hybrid V8 power train and priced just below $200,000.

[Source: Car & Driver]

Comments


  • Lasse J. Nordvik

    Fingers crossed! :-D

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    I EXPECT an all-new LS at the 2015 Detroit International Auto Show, and a production Lexus LFC at the 2016 Detroit International Auto Show

    I HOPE they have an ICE and Hybrid engine portfolio. The CT being hybrid-only has definitely hurt sales and limited appeal…..
    BD

  • Tamarisk

    They would have to pay me $200,000 to drive that. So ugly!

  • Once

    Thats a pitty, I would of hope it would be an attainable model, priced around 911 money.I would of thought they would go for a volume thing now that the LFA is out of the way.

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    I’d be very surprised if they would just have a $200k hybrid model, and nothing near the LS600hL price, with a V8 from the LS.

    They wouldn’t waste a design this good on a hybrid-only powertrain. That just wouldn’t be good business…..
    BD

  • F1orce

    Yeah a hybrid only would SUCK!

  • LSIII

    I’m disappointed about the $200k estimated price. I also was hoping for something in the 911 price range.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1277863129 Artur Kirakosyan

    you have no taste

  • Matt Spinak

    The is going into production and will cost roughly 100-130

  • F1orce

    It’s just an estimate.

  • MT

    If something would be good business doesn’t mean they do it. Just look at the IS300h in the north american market.

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    Lexus is here to sell cars, so they should make the best business decision. I don’t see your point there…..
    BD

  • Carmaker1

    There were people in 2006 that assumed the 2008 LS600hL would start at $125,000 and it started at $104k. It all depends on the market and development costs being stable.

  • Carmaker1

    You have the wrong car, as from what I remember the “LFC”(really LF-C) is a 10-year old cabriolet concept previewing the 2003 final design of the 2006-2013 IS. Perhaps you meant LF-LC.

  • Carmaker1

    We’d rather spend that with a 99% discount on permanently exterminating trolls.

  • Carmaker1

    Mag X caught Lexus testing this 4-door coupe mule on a Japanese test track in December (2013). Apparently the SC (“PL14″) will be reincarnated in March 2016 as an A7, CLS, and 6er Gran Coupe competitor, while the LF-LC (L777) will still be based on the next-LS platform.