Lexus has filed a trademark application for “LC F” in Europe, confirming that a sportier version of the sexy, rear-drive coupe is in the works.
It’s no secret the Lexus LC F is coming, with previous reports saying the high-performance variant has been approved by Toyota president Akio Toyoda. Although Lexus itself hasn’t confirmed it’s in the works, it makes sense considering the automaker’s push for its F performance sub-brand, which currently offers the RC F and GS F variants.
It is expected that the LC F will have more aggressive styling along with various aerodynamic bits and carbon fiber. Don’t be surprised if Lexus draws some inspiration from its LFA supercar.
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It’s unclear what will power the Lexus LC F, but rumors say it could be a twin-turbo V8 engine pushing around 600 horsepower. The Lexus RC F and GS F models are powered by a 5.0-liter V8 with 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque without the aid of any forced induction.
Don’t expect to see the Lexus LC F this year, since it’s expected to debut in 2018. The company could surprise us with a thinly veiled concept, however, to get people excited for the real deal.
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