High-Performance Lexus LS F Prototype Spotted in Europe?

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  1. supra93
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    http://www.carscoops.com/2017/08/scoop-is-lexus-working-on-hotter-ls.html

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  2. mikeavelli
    mikeavelli Staff Member Administrator Founding Member
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    Yes.
     
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  3. bogglo
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    rear spoiler too. I just love black cars . that LS looks sick
     
  4. supra93
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    I wonder if it is a V8 or the LS-F?
     
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    5.0L V8 with hybrid system?
     
  6. supra93
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    Lexus Could Have a High Performance LS in the Pipeline

    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2017/08/lexus-high-performance-ls-pipeline.html
     
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    thnaks for the news

    why uper the ligte near the hood is damage??????
     
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    It's probably wrapped , the wrap peeled off.
     
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  10. OlFius
    OlFius Founding Member
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    I also think this is a hybrid because we don't see any exhausts. And for a F is that a bit... strange.
     
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    Color me skeptical that this is a full-on LS F prototype. Where are the signature F diagonal front fender vents? And, as others have mentioned, no exposed exhaust outlets (and those would be diagonally stacked if this were a true LS F). I'll go with the developing consensus here that, at most, they're testing a V8 hybrid successor to the LS 600h.
     
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    I recall rumors saying the next gen of F cars may go hybrid.
     
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    I'm very curious to see how this will be received. Is this a push too far for the typical Lexus consumer? I'd have to imagine this car will be quite expensive and will likely be positioned for conquest sales.
     
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    I agree with your point the only other logical explanation is maybe they are testing the LSF engine and transmission with the regular LS body but that won't explain the trunk spoiler(but that's an easy add on). or maybe this is the LS600h replacement (one can hope). About the exhaust outlet, if you look under the car in the rear picture you will notice there is an exhaust there and I think the tips are pointing down. And the person that took the picture said the car was unusually loud.
     
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  15. Mohammed Taha
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    New twin turbo engine being tested on the upcoming LS F
    Bypassed exhaust most probably hence the loud noise.
     
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    A classic ToMoCo mule meant to confuse and bewilder. Taped-up hybrid badges, a modified front bumper, a loud engine yet no visible exhaust, a very high ride height, and rather large rear spoiler, plus some wrap on at least part of the car. Also notice the tires are not that wide. My guess is this is a powertrain mule at best, not a full vehicle prototype. If this were a full LS F prototype, I'd expect more pronounced bodywork, a lower ride height, and wider tires.
     
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  17. Mohammed Taha
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    Sorry, meant for the upcoming LS F. This cannot be the LS F.
     
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    My guesses is if LS already have 3 different V6s (3.5 NA / 3.5 H / 3.5 TT), why it won't have the same but with the V8 as (5.0 NA / 5.0 H / 5.0 TT)
    *the NA 5.0 467hp from the LC 500 may be turn out as LS 550 to go with the new Benz S 560 469hp
    *the H 5.0 to be around 530hp as the second generation LS600h as to go against the S 600 with the same hp
    *the TT 5.0 to be the LS - F over 600 to go around the new 63 and the 65 powers 612hp to 630hp respectively

    the engine is already here the 5.0 in its turbo form can be taken from the LS650 TMG and the NA engine can already be taken from the LC directly,

    So nothing need new R&D even
    Because it will really be a total waste of money if Lexus didn't get the latest tech done in the LS 650 TMG
     
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    Not a bad Idea especially the TMG LS part
     
  20. mikeavelli
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    The thing is the LS using the 500 description even though it is not the 5.0 V-8. The LC is 500 with the V-8 and hybrid. The LS is with the ttV-6 and hybrid. So a V-8 LS with that engine certainly isn't coming. It would a third 500 lol.