I haven't checked CL in the last ~2-3 days so if Carmaker1 has been "outed", it had to be from then to now. But before that I have seen NO evidence that Carmaker1 has been "just" quoting other people's pages. You and I both know that he has some insane insider knowledge and he was the one that gave a ton of credence to what is happening now. He has a metric ton of industry experience, and that shouldn't be taken with a grain of salt.If you peek at ClubLexus, Carmaker has recently been outed as quoting other pages and people as sources, me for one. I’m not as much on the “Carmaker knows all” train as I once was.
You're free to not follow him, but to discredit and drag him flat-out when he's not here to defend himself is disingenuous at best.
The LC F died when the trademark got killed off. That was the final nail in the coffin.The LC F trademark was abandoned less than a month ago, so the whole project likely died since Carmaker’s “scoop.” We know the LC F was planned - it was even shown to dealers at one point. The question is when it died.
However there were a few sources corroborating what Carmaker1 said (including one that reached out to me in private, but kept it on the down low) that there was in fact a private showing in Texas with the LC and the twin-turbocharged V8 and one of them in particular tried to imply that was the case with eerie clues while they were at it. I had to piece things together.
We don't know this. Now, if the TTV8 is dead, Lexus or Toyota wouldn't have been cagey about it. They would have flat-out said that the TTV8 is dead. Note that Toyota and Lexus has always been cagey when either a product is in the works or is AT least being considered. If it wasn't, they'd have literally zero incentive to hide that. Zilch.We know the whole TTV8 project was killed fairly late term...
We'll have to see. Time will only tell....it just seems like the models it was to roll out in are being dropped from the roadmap later than planned.