Lexus LF-LC Could See Life as 600HP Mercedes Fighter
The Lexus LF-LC concept is a stunning piece of automotive design. It uses Lexus’ signature spindle grille, a few sharp edges on the front and back, and some cues reminiscent of the LFA. But the LF-LC might not be the LFA successor we’ve all been hoping for. According to a new report from Motor Trend, a production LF-LC is coming in the near future, and it will likely carry the SC moniker (yes, that SC), as well as a base for a new LS. Thankfully, Lexus says it will keep many cues from the concept, all the while adding more performance to the mix. PHOTOS: See More of the 2012 Lexus LF-LC Concept
Sources confirm that the production LF-LC/SC will carry a V8 in both hybrid and twin-turbo variations. A naturally aspirated version would produce somewhere near 450 horsepower, while the more-powerful hybrid would be pushing 500 horsepower.
But the real work horse would be the twin-turbo V8 in the LS. Ready to take on the prestigious Mercedes S63 AMG, a two-door LS F would produce near 600 horsepower, and is expected to be ready by sometime in 2016 or 2017.
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It all sounds promising, to say the least. And rumor has it we might even see that 600-horsepower engine in the smaller RC F as well. Less talk and more action, Lexus. Make it happen.
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