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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]

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    Lasse J. Nordvik
  • May 9, 2013
Fingers crossed! :-D
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    BlackDynamiteOnline
  • May 9, 2013
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
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      Carmaker1
    • May 10, 2013
    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.
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    Tamarisk
  • May 9, 2013
They would have to pay me $200,000 to drive that. So ugly!
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      Carmaker1
    • May 10, 2013
    We'd rather spend that with a 99% discount on permanently exterminating trolls.
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    Once
  • May 9, 2013
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.
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      BlackDynamiteOnline
    • May 9, 2013
    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
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      MT
    • May 10, 2013
    If something would be good business doesn't mean they do it. Just look at the IS300h in the north american market.
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      BlackDynamiteOnline
    • May 10, 2013
    Lexus is here to sell cars, so they should make the best business decision. I don't see your point there..... BD
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    F1orce
  • May 9, 2013
Yeah a hybrid only would SUCK!
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    LSIII
  • May 9, 2013
I'm disappointed about the $200k estimated price. I also was hoping for something in the 911 price range.
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      F1orce
    • May 10, 2013
    It's just an estimate.
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      Carmaker1
    • May 10, 2013
    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.
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    Matt Spinak
  • May 10, 2013
The is going into production and will cost roughly 100-130
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    Carmaker1
  • January 10, 2014
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.

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