As a matter of fact, Car and Driver reports that Lexus will take the covers off the rumored LC F at October’s Tokyo Motor Show and that it will go far beyond the current LC 500.
According to a new report, however, Lexus is preparing to throw some serious turbocharged grunt at the curvaceous car. The source claims that LC F doesn’t use the 471-horsepower (351-kilowatts) naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 from the LC 500 or 354-hp (264-kW) electrified 3.5-liter V6 in the LC 500h.
Instead, it would feature a new biturbo 4.0-liter V8 that would essentially be a pair of the 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplant that’s currently available in models like Lexus IS, RC, and NX.
The unnamed person tells Car and Driver the mill produces around 600 horsepower (447 kW) and 470 pound-feet (637 Newton-meters) of torque. In the LC F, the engine would hook up to the 10-speed automatic gearbox that’s already in the LC500.
Beyond its new powertrain, the LC F will receive custom bodywork including an overhauled body kit, a new hood laden with vents, a fixed rear wing, prominent front splitter and a set of new 20-inch wheels with sticky tires. Six piston brake calipers are also expected.
It is thought that when the LC F hits the market, it could cost almost double the $92,995 LC 500.