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.