New Production Lexus LF-LC Rendering from GT Channel

Lexus LC 600

GT Channel posted the above rendering to go along with some warmed-over rumors about the production LF-LC:

Toyota is finalizing plans on a luxury coupe that may go by the name LC 550 (Luxury Coupe), based on many elements from the LF-LC concept. This exotic premium AWD will most likely share the LS chassis and price category.

Drivers will have a choice between a 4.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine or a hybrid version utilizing the LC 600h. This coupe is expected to produce about 500 bhp and go zero-to-60 mph in under 5 seconds. Pricing is expected to be in the $100,000-plus neighborhood.

This reads like pure speculation for the most part — for instance, Lexus has been consistent in numbering their models after engine displacement, making a LC 550 with a 4.2L V8 an unlikely combination.

There’s also this small blurb on the production LF-CC:

Look for the third generation of the SC (Sport Coupe) to be built on the GS platform in a V-8 powered model and V-6 Hybrid. The two-door version of this 2+2 will most likely go by the name of SC 450.

While I hold out hope that the SC badge will be revived one day, it’s more likely that Lexus will be using the RC designation after trademarks were filed in Australia & the USA late last year.

(One final thing that jumps out — these rumors from GT Channel suggest at least two brand new engines, a 4.2L V8 for the production LF-LC and a 4.5L V8 for the production LF-CC. What are the chances that Lexus will develop two new V8s back-to-back?)

[Source: GT Channel]