I understand what you are saying that not everyone wants the TTV8 but look at this way in what segment is Lexus now better than or equal to the competition?
UX- Probably similar to the competition sorry don't know much about this segment at all as all the SUV's are too bloody small
NX- Behind as of now but I am super excited for the update whenever it comes and should be a great 2nd generation model from all reports. But also no higher performance one at all when there is from competition.
RX- the Lexus "standard" but still same V6 from what late 2000's? We have an RXL but no higher engine. Hybrid is legit.
GX- old as f*** new generation is what 3 years out?
LX- old as f*** new generation maybe next year? This compared to the X7 is a joke.
LF1- two years late.
IS- new "refresh" outside looks great interior is same as 5 years ago and engine is old again.
ES- another bread and butter for Lexus and really no complaints besides lack of AWD.
LS- lack of any V8 is crazy to not have for this segment. Besides price this has nothing to truly offer the higher end German competition.
RC- terrible engine choices between RC and RCF. Something in the middle should be there. Updated RCF they did do a great job but engine is behind competition.
LC- ugh the LC...what a beautiful car. Put that car next to anything and by looks alone can stand next to any other car you want to put next to it. But under the hood against the best of the best it is so far behind it's not funny. And to not have an option is one again ridiculous. LCC once again looks alone are fine but under the hood just not same (and not bashing the V8 that is in there but next to a TTV8 just not the same).
It's not just the TTV8 that made me come out pissed off. It's the complete lack of new products or truly updated models that is appalling. Was my GS the best pick for the money at the time maybe maybe not? But it being my first Lexus it was going to be extremely hard to go somewhere else as I had dreamed about my own for years and years. But if I'm going to dish out 50k,60k, 70k, and even up on a new car and this is what Lexus brings to table compared to the competition how do stay loyal? I told someone in my office to get the LX and he's like wow pretty good deal for 100k car and then was like but yeah look at the interior. I'll do get a new Denali instead. Like wtf how is Lexus losing to a fuc**** Denali??
Evening Sir I appreciate you taking the time responding to my message. You put it into context and make a compelling argument as to why you think and feel the way you do. If the TTV8 was done then why didnt they just finish it out and then use it later? You break down of each model and what they are lacking is true also. They need to redo engines and make more powerful ones. I agree with you with how you framed this.