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BEGINNING TO GET TOO EXPENSIVE AND OUT OF REACH OF NORMAL PEOPLE....
I passed over this because it was covered back in July from an Automobile Magazine story -- nice to see a second outlet confirming the timing, though they may be pulling it from the same location.Finally, they predict a 2019 (calendar year, presumably) arrival for the LC F.
Correct me if I am wrong, I remember reading years ago that the LFA engine has a price tag of $75,000.
I was the one who said the LFA engine was $75,000, but that was ballparked by a Lexus executive way back in 2012. I never confirmed or researched past that -- sounds like @Faisal Sheikh knows what he's talking about, I would be interested to see the source.Nope. As stated, $156,000 MSRP for the 4.8 Liter V10. Confirmed. Forgot to add, the 5.3 Liter V10 can easily produce 630 - 640 HP completely N/A even if it retains the 117 HP/Liter the LFA V10 produces.
The price tag shouldn't be much of a problem even with the V10. But this is Lexus. Everyone will criticize it for being so expensive when the S65 would be around the same price. But that's okay for the Germans to do it because they are always the best!Well, if $75k seemed unlikely, then $156k is essentially impossible. I'm betting we never see that engine in another Lexus.
I dont understand why they have not turned the LF-C2 into the RC Convertible. My guess is that they're waiting for the update for the RC since the concept shows slightly different styling in the rear and front bumper. Ive seen so many people that want a convertible, and since Lexus offers no brand-new one, they go to BMW, Mercedes, etc. Also, I agree an NXF would be hot! or an RXF! and as always, BRING BACK THE ISF.About damn time! Now LSF, ISF, and NXF!! And a convertible! Lexus needs a convertible!
I have a strange feeling that total power is going to be over 600HP.
Not through Twin Turbos alone but because I have a feeling that they will use Hybrid Energy as well.
That to me would be the smartest thing they can do.
For now, this should be the new direction for F performance vehicles. Use everything you can to produce the power you need. It used to be the V8s alone which was cool but it should be TT V8s with the addition of an electric motor.
The 4AT in the LC500h actually works wonders to remedy the rubber band feel of the eCVT.Hybrid powertrain is fine as long as they don't put that garbage CVT with it. Not sure why Lexus keeps trying to push CVT as a performance oriented transmission when it never has and never will become one.