Lexus LC F Trademark Filed in Europe

Lexus has trademarked the “LC F” nameplate in Europe, giving the first indication that a high-performance version of the flagship coupe is on the way.

This news is hardly a surprise, as an LC F is a logical extension of the F performance brand —- the real question becomes, what will power this coupe? It has to be bigger than the 5.0L V8 featured in the LC 500, and that should mean a new engine is on the way.

As for projecting a timeline for the new coupe variant, deciphering a release date from a trademark filing is only marginally better than reading tea leaves. My guess — 2019 as a 2020 model.

(For those curious, the trademark was filed on February 3rd, 2017 under #016313173. A tip of the hat to Autoguide for the discovery, and the above photoshop was created by xTomi Designs.)

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