Japanese magazine Mag-X is reporting that development of the long-awaited Lexus LC F high-performance coupe has been cancelled.
No specific reason is given, though the magazine speculates that COVID-19 played a part in the decision, alongside the general lack of enthusiasm in cars over crossovers in the marketplace.
Mag-X believes the twin-turbo V8 that was to power the LC F will instead be offered on a minor change of the standard LC coupe. The engine could also be offered on North American Toyota trucks and SUVs, though it’s unclear which models would be a fit.
It should be said that this is simply a rumor, and is not necessarily true. Even so, I thought this auto-translated quote from the Mag-X was especially poetic:
Unfortunately, the high-performance sports of the highest peak of Lexus have become a phantom one…