Lexus has abandoned the LC F trademark in the USA, allowing it to expire unused. Needless to say, this puts a fork in the possibility of a high-performance LC coupe in the foreseeable future.
So what happened? Rumors of an LC F started even before the production model was released, almost always paired with a twin-turbo V8 powertrain. From our understanding, prototypes for both the LC F and LS F were built, only to fail to win the approval of Akio Toyota due to the weight of GA-L platform the models share.
(It’s worth pointing out that the trademark expired last year, and was only recently discovered.)
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