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Lexus LC F Prototype Spotted in California?

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Are we looking at a Lexus LC F prototype? Spotted in Southern California by a Lexus Enthusiast reader, this piecemeal LC looks to have revised front vents flanking the spindle grille, reworked side skirts and a deeper rear bumper. The rest of the body looks to be the same as the current production model.

Here’s another look:

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There’s every possibility that this is unrelated to a high-performance LC F, or perhaps this may signal the development of a LC F SPORT. Regardless, it’s exciting to see an LC test mule of any description running around California.

(Thanks Robert!)

Comments
NVlaar
So, its curb weight will be around 4000lb (4280*0.07). Still, on the hefty side compare with the likes of AMG GTR and 911. But on the flip side, replacing 5.0L with 4.0L will save some weight at the front which means better weight distribution.
with this much HP. the car will be very fast.
NVlaar
So, its curb weight will be around 4000lb (4280*0.07). Still, on the hefty side compare with the likes of AMG GTR and 911. But on the flip side, replacing 5.0L with 4.0L will save some weight at the front which means better weight distribution.
with this much HP. the car will be very fast.
PeterF
with this much HP. the car will be very fast.
No doubt about being pretty fast. But it needs state of the art AWD system to win a drag race against something like a GT-R NISMO.
PeterF
with this much HP. the car will be very fast.
No doubt about being pretty fast. But it needs state of the art AWD system to win a drag race against something like a GT-R NISMO.
NVlaar
No doubt about being pretty fast. But it needs state of the art AWD system to win a drag race against something like a GT-R NISMO.
agreed, but I think drag races are boring;

what's really interesting and telling is how it does on corners,; challenging corners and curves. It will need better suspension than the current LC at a high HP to really meet high track performers in its price range like the AMG GTR and 911 GT3
NVlaar
No doubt about being pretty fast. But it needs state of the art AWD system to win a drag race against something like a GT-R NISMO.
agreed, but I think drag races are boring;

what's really interesting and telling is how it does on corners,; challenging corners and curves. It will need better suspension than the current LC at a high HP to really meet high track performers in its price range like the AMG GTR and 911 GT3
PeterF
agreed, but I think drag races are boring;

what's really interesting and telling is how it does on corners,; challenging corners and curves. It will need better suspension than the current LC at a high HP to really meet high track performers in its price range like the AMG GTR and 911 GT3
I think it is a lie to claim drag races are boring, when every company is obsessed with 0-100/0-200/0-300 km/h times, because that is what sells, while the lightweight sportscar market is dwindling away, the newest comers being the Alfa 4C and the Alpine A110. There are no corners and curves with a car much more than 1.000 kg.
PeterF
agreed, but I think drag races are boring;

what's really interesting and telling is how it does on corners,; challenging corners and curves. It will need better suspension than the current LC at a high HP to really meet high track performers in its price range like the AMG GTR and 911 GT3
I think it is a lie to claim drag races are boring, when every company is obsessed with 0-100/0-200/0-300 km/h times, because that is what sells, while the lightweight sportscar market is dwindling away, the newest comers being the Alfa 4C and the Alpine A110. There are no corners and curves with a car much more than 1.000 kg.
Levi
I think it is a lie to claim drag races are boring, when every company is obsessed with ......
Really now, perhaps you don't understand the meaning of the word "lie." You just called me a liar, inadvertently or not.

Just because you or a number of others, such as car companies, apparently think drag racing is interesting, or at least more than boring, doesn't mean that everyone thinks that way
Levi
I think it is a lie to claim drag races are boring, when every company is obsessed with ......
Really now, perhaps you don't understand the meaning of the word "lie." You just called me a liar, inadvertently or not.

Just because you or a number of others, such as car companies, apparently think drag racing is interesting, or at least more than boring, doesn't mean that everyone thinks that way
Lexus' strategy with F cars hasn't ever really been about numbers, but rather about how they make the driver feel. I assume the LC F will be similar.
Lexus' strategy with F cars hasn't ever really been about numbers, but rather about how they make the driver feel. I assume the LC F will be similar.
^over the top, IMO, but not bad...
^over the top, IMO, but not bad...
^over the top, IMO, but not bad...
No canards and the regular F hood, and it would be perfect. Maybe the canards for a Performance Package.
No canards and the regular F hood, and it would be perfect. Maybe the canards for a Performance Package.
No canards and the regular F hood, and it would be perfect. Maybe the canards for a Performance Package.
Maybe they'll do another Nurburgring package?
Maybe they'll do another Nurburgring package?
Maybe they'll do another Nurburgring package?
Gecko
Lexus' strategy with F cars hasn't ever really been about numbers, but rather about how they make the driver feel. I assume the LC F will be similar.
This is true. However from what I've gathered from multiple sources, internally Lexus was told "if it doesn't have at least 600hp don't bother" in regards to the LC F....and now 600 seems to be growing to a bit more :)

If a potential LC F tightens up suspension, handling and adds more speed it really should be a hit with the press. I do wonder will they keep run-flats or go with a real Super Sport tire....
Gecko
Lexus' strategy with F cars hasn't ever really been about numbers, but rather about how they make the driver feel. I assume the LC F will be similar.
This is true. However from what I've gathered from multiple sources, internally Lexus was told "if it doesn't have at least 600hp don't bother" in regards to the LC F....and now 600 seems to be growing to a bit more :)

If a potential LC F tightens up suspension, handling and adds more speed it really should be a hit with the press. I do wonder will they keep run-flats or go with a real Super Sport tire....
Gecko
Lexus' strategy with F cars hasn't ever really been about numbers, but rather about how they make the driver feel. I assume the LC F will be similar.
This is true. However from what I've gathered from multiple sources, internally Lexus was told "if it doesn't have at least 600hp don't bother" in regards to the LC F....and now 600 seems to be growing to a bit more :)

If a potential LC F tightens up suspension, handling and adds more speed it really should be a hit with the press. I do wonder will they keep run-flats or go with a real Super Sport tire....
PeterF
Really now, perhaps you don't understand the meaning of the word "lie." You just called me a liar, inadvertently or not.

Just because you or a number of others, such as car companies, apparently think drag racing is interesting, or at least more than boring, doesn't mean that everyone thinks that way
Maybe not a lie, but then hypocrisy? I, just as you claim, am not that much interested in drag times, but for that reason I prefer light weight, something Lexus is not really good at. I do not think the LC-F will be light-weight. Well handling because of good engineering? Quite likely, but how fast it will accelerate will have (almost) no effect on handling.

Gecko
Lexus' strategy with F cars hasn't ever really been about numbers, but rather about how they make the driver feel. I assume the LC F will be similar.
There is no disagreement that Lexus F models make the driver feel good. But as good as its rivals? How to measure Lexus F's success, and compared to what?

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