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The Lexus LC F: A Realistic Render from Japan

Lexus LC F Rendering

Japanese magazine Le Volant Boost believes the muchrumored Lexus LC F will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March in advance of the new model launching next September.

Le Volant Boost claims the LC F will retail for 13 million yen ($118,000 USD) and will be powered by a 5.0L V8 with 612 horsepower. The magazine also produced the above rendering, which shows the LC F in full F brand styling with vents everywhere — there a hood intake and larger front intakes to go along with the fender vents, and there’s even a hint of carbon fiber both on the side mirrors and the roof.

(I don’t see Lexus debuting a high-performance coupe at Geneva — if the LC F even arrives in 2018, a Detroit Auto Show reveal is more likely.)

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Sign me up please. That is awesome. Hope that price is correct but I'm thinking more at start at 130k and 150k loaded.
OHH YES!! the Lexus LC 500 is already a successful car, imagine the LC F. And talking about price, I'm thinking more to 140k to 160k. However, engine sounds amazing but nothing mentioned with Turbos like the other article saying 4.0 Twin Turbo.
FINGER-CROSSED THIS IS HAPPENING!!
If it does start at 110k, then it should give the BMW M8 a real run for its money. With F power already under the hood in the base LC, this should be the quickest yet.
That engine doesn't make sense, it's a 5.0L V8, and I'm assuming that it's the same engine in all the other F cars and the LC F, with a higher tune. But I don't think that squeezing out 150 more ponies from the engine is possible, since I read somewhere that 467 was already really high output for an NA V8. So it would have to be forced induction, but I heard somewhere else that there's not enough space to fit a turbo into the LC body with the 5.0 V8. So the 5.0 V8 rumor is most likely false.
mikeavelli
Sign me up please. That is awesome. Hope that price is correct but I'm thinking more at start at 130k and 150k loaded.
Agree. A loaded LC 500 is $103k or so... price hike is going to be more than $15k for 150 more horsepower, carbon fiber, turbos, suspension, etc.

meth.ix
That engine doesn't make sense, it's a 5.0L V8, and I'm assuming that it's the same engine in all the other F cars and the LC F, with a higher tune. But I don't think that squeezing out 150 more ponies from the engine is possible, since I read somewhere that 467 was already really high output for an NA V8. So it would have to be forced induction, but I heard somewhere else that there's not enough space to fit a turbo into the LC body with the 5.0 V8. So the 5.0 V8 rumor is most likely false.
Turbo, for sure. There's enough space to fit at least one of them under the hood.
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All the scoops and air intake/outlet and the bare carbon fibre nonsense totally ruins what is the LC design language. They should really instead try to hide that it's a performance version, and I suspect they actually will. They should also hybridize it, use electricity to benefit performance sort of like the Porsche 918 spider.
my loaded LC was $106k, it seems to me that the F versions of other models run about $20 - 25 k more than the standard. So, my guess would be that the LC F would be about $125 - 130 K. However, a 5 l V8 doesn't make any sense to me (as noted above). It really has to be a TTV8 to get the kind of power that would make it competitive. Can't see a NA 5l V8 getting 600 HP..... To really break out, they need even more than 600 HP (maybe 650) and the torque must be upwards of 550 at about 3,000 rpms. The rendering of the LC F looks nice, but I think it will look more distinctive. It still looks a lot like a LC500. I also can't believe that it will be debuted in march
Yeah its going to be a tt V-8 from what everyone is reporting..... 600hp plus

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