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Finally, they predict a 2019 (calendar year, presumably) arrival for the LC F.
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.

Correct me if I am wrong, I remember reading years ago that the LFA engine has a price tag of $75,000.
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.
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.
 

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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.

It was posted by an LFA owner on clublexus (I believe, gengar) who found out the retail on the engine from Lexus parts.
 

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It was posted by an LFA owner on clublexus (I believe, gengar) who found out the retail on the engine from Lexus parts.
Well, if $75k seemed unlikely, then $156k is essentially impossible. I'm betting we never see that engine in another Lexus.
 

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Well, if $75k seemed unlikely, then $156k is essentially impossible. I'm betting we never see that engine in another Lexus.
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!
 

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Guys you don't just take an engine and slam it in a car, the LFA V-10 was created specifically for the LFA. It is DNA of the LFA.

They would never harm the LFA by putting that engine (now old fyi) and putting it into something else. That is a supercar engine, one of the greatest ever made.
 

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About damn time! Now LSF, ISF, and NXF!! And a convertible! Lexus needs a convertible!
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.
They also need to redo the GSF. I can't be the only one who is slightly disappointed with the rushed performance of the GSF.
 
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i wish to see LC F with 500-600 Horsepower from Twin Turbo V6 (or V8)

or V6 with Twin Turbo Hybrid which is make around 550+ HP (LS500 Engine tuning up with electric motor)

Hybrid to eliminate Turbo Lag with new battery technology

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Or Hi revving V10 NA with great noise :laughing:
 

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Regular LC F should have around 550 hp to compete with S 63 Coupe and M6.

LC F higher performance model (Nurburgring Edition, Performance Pack, etc.) that raises horsepower to 600+ to compete with S 65.

Thats the ideal LC F for me.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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.
 

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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.
The 4AT in the LC500h actually works wonders to remedy the rubber band feel of the eCVT.
http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/lexus/lc/97970/new-lexus-lc-500h-2017-review

"Lexus calls it a multi-stage shift device, but does it work? Surprisingly, perhaps, yes it does. Where you used to floor the throttle and wince as the engine revs rise and stay there, the four-speed box will change down a whole gear (that means going from ninth to sixth on the ten-speed scale) and move through the gears much the same way as a traditional auto would. It even offers slightly slicker changes.

There’s still a slight hold of the revs before a ‘ratio’ is swapped, but along with a lovely engine note that’s enhanced and fed into the cabin mechanically rather than electronically. It adds to the enjoyment of the car – especially if you get a kick out of knowing how the tech is working under the skin."
 

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Krew. I'm with you on a 2020 MY since Lexus has historically released past new models almost 2 years after trademark.

As for power, IS/RC F models have added at least 110-161 over their lesser versions so I'm expecting minimum 600 hp on an LC F.
 
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