Lexus SC to Return in 2017?

Lexus SC 2017

According to Peter Lyon of Japanese magazine Holiday Auto, the Lexus SC nameplate will return with the production model based on the LF-LC concept car:

The new Lexus SC seems to have it all: Styling to take on Europe’s best, two powerful engine choices, the world’s first 10-speed automatic, and a price tag hovering around $150,000.

Targeting rivals like the Mercedes Benz SL500 and the Maserati Gran Turismo Sport, the SC will be offered with two engine variations. Our source tells us that the flagship model will employ a revised version of the RC-F’s naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 pumping out 354kW while a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid will generate at least 373kW.  

The SC could well redefine Lexus in the super grand tourer class. Our source could not help himself, when he said: “Buyers will be getting a coupe that offers almost identical power and driving dynamics as the LFA but for less than half the price.”  Food for thought.

Lyons was very accurate with details on the Lexus RC before its launch, so I’m inclined to believe this information — nothing in the rumor seems far-fetched.

A 2017 launch date is mentioned, one year off from previous rumors. The rumored Porsche 911 competitor collaboration from Lexus & BMW could also be released in 2017, which would make for quite the year.

(Despite the mixed opinion on the second-generation SC 430, the nameplate has history with Lexus and deserves to be revived.)

More details on the Rumored 2017 Lexus SC


  1. My dream's come true thanks Kevin woooooooooooooooooow as you all know guys i am waiting the SC nameplate from 2010
    • Same here! When it was "killed" I was honestly depressed. Yeh, they had the ISC, but the SC was the brand's only true coupe/convertible. The SC being revived will be a great move by Lexus. It will also allow them to create a different model named LC (maybe a four door coupe). When I first saw the LF-LC, I thought "3rd Generation SC;" it just fits the look. And a lot of rappers and celebs will be happy because I know that a lot of them drove the 2nd generation SC and a lot of rappers rapped about the SC. hahah
    • If you managed to listen most Rap/hip hop Lyrics back in the 90s it was all about the Lexus coupe meaning the first generation SC300/400.
    • Yeh, and the Lexus kind of screwed them over with the 2nd generation SC making it a (kind of boring) convertible only vehicle.
  2. Des

    I need this to be true!!
  3. I find it really interesting that Lexus is creating a major performance line, meaning they're taking on Porsche and Maserati. Sure Audi has their S line, but Lexus really wants to be a high performer in the segment. I really hope they succeed, and really like the way they're heading.
    • Wat? F was always aimed at M, Alpina, AMG, S/RS, and R performance.
    • Yes I know but there's something about M, S/RS, and R which never seemed to fully compete with major performance brands like Maserati and Porsche. Those two brands are known for performance to the average individual. There's just something about the F line that strikes me as being special, and something big for the future, but I really figure out what it is. Maybe it's just this radical styling in this rendering or something. I'm not really sure...
  4. Could not agree more. The SC nameplate must state alive!
  5. Reviving the SC nameplate and giving it an LF-LC-inspired body would be the best of both worlds. It would be awesome. But 10-speed automatic - that's something new. Didn't know Lexus had a new transmission in the pipelines.
  6. The more I come on this website is the more I crave more Lexus news! The direction my brand is headed is where they need to be going, hearing this is like winning the powerball and I know I will never win that To be quite honest, I like this "SC" more than the RC! Lexus is the best luxury brand and bmw and mercedes owners know that, they're on their way to be the best performance brand with the F line. SC, LC and CS should be great additions to the lineup.
  7. I can't get over it, I love it! Please make this car Lexus, I need this in my life!
  8. Damn that's hot... move over S Coupe !
  9. The new Sexy Coupe from Lexus.