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Should Lexus Make a LX F High-Performance SUV?

Lexus LX F Rendering

Do you think that Lexus should make a high-performance version of the LX 570? Photochopper X-Tomi believes so, and has rendered an Ultrasonic Blue LX F to prove his point.

The idea of an LX F is an appealing one — replace the slatted grille with the F-pattern mesh, add some fender vents, drop in the 450 horsepower supercharged 5.7L V8 engine from the limited edition LX offered in the Middle East, and DONE.

And yet, here’s the thing — the new LX 570’s design is already turned up to 11. Some subtle adjustments like the recently announced Modellista kit may work out fine, but the changes needed to make an LX F would push this design right off the edge. Better to skip the exterior modifications and just offer a supercharged LX as an option in North America.

That said, Lexus might surprise us — take a look at this exterior paint color offered with the new LX, spotted on the Lexus International website:

Lexus LX 570 Blue

Thanks DDas!

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    Lexus Cohen
  • August 26, 2015
I think they should, the rendering looks amazing! Give the GL63 a run for its money Lexus.
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    Levi
  • August 26, 2015
No, no need to make F-performance car based on FWD (with exception of CT F) or on BOV vehicles. Lexus TX F on the other hand can make sense if it competes against monocoque SUVs and is RWD based. Of course my opinion trying to find the optimal compromise between badging and purity.
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    Brock Frady
  • August 26, 2015
467 HP Super Lux SUV w/ Crawl Control and cool box...yes please!!!
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    ACEtheOG
  • August 26, 2015
If this happens before a new IS-F, I'm leaving the brand for Mercedes-AMG.
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    BOSS
  • August 26, 2015
YESSSSS
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    407Lex
  • August 26, 2015
Yes please the Rendering looks amazing all they need is the TRD supercharger already offered in the middle east tuned for a bit mor boost.
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    LexusTechSA
  • August 26, 2015
Why not? They just need to use the TRD supercharger, but let it have the same power as when its used on the Tundra 550 HP
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    Lasse J. Nordvik
  • August 26, 2015
I'm sure it makes no sense at all in a commercial sense,but totally irrational niche products do ad a welcome sense of whimsy and fun to any marque.
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    Tinhinnh
  • August 26, 2015
450hp aint gonna cut it in an suv this big/heavy, an F sport maybe.
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Nooooooooo
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    DDas
  • August 26, 2015
I agree with everyone saying the ISF needs to come first. I wouldn't leave Lexus F for Mercedes AMG over it but for real and ISF needs to come back. If Lexus does a better job marketing the ISF and really create a powerful, sexy vehicle, then it will help the brand a lot, but I would love to see a beautiful F SUV. An RX or NX is what I thought would come first, but the LX rendering is so cool! An LXF would be awesome! I saw do it and bring back the ISF
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    Hamed Al Sayes
  • August 26, 2015
That would make the Middle-Eastern the HAPPIEST!!! Because in the Middle-East specifically the UAE people LOVES SUV cars and I see a lot of Mercedes GL63 AMG on the roads. Imagine if that was replaced by the Lexus LX F? that would make it the MOST seller in the UAE!! (Opinion). As well, this rendering is just amazing in everywhere!!
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    Adrian de Leon
  • August 26, 2015
IS F first like what everyone is saying but Lexus should put the supercharged engine as an f sport and put a 500+ hp engine in an LX F
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    lexlthr
  • August 27, 2015
I'm all for it plus that photoshop makes it look even better! Defiantly needs 550 hp minimum.

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