The Lexus SC saw its last year in 2010, but it looks like the nameplate may return to the Japanese luxury automaker’s lineup.
Plans to the put the LF-LC concept into production have not been a well shrouded secret, especially since the response to the car was even stronger than Lexus anticipated, and when the concept is finally produced, expect it to wear the SC badge.
The car is said to have a 2+2 layout, and measure in at 4710mm in length, 1920mm in width and 1350mm in height, making it lower and wider than the Lexus RC-F.
The new SC is targeting the Mercedes-Benz SL500 and the Maserati Gran Turismo Sport, and will do so with two different engine options. The base motor will be a 3.5-liter V6 mated to a hybrid setup while the top-trim SC will be fitted with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 producing about 470 hp.
Neither of those engines are new to Lexus, but the transmission is. In fact, the new SC will reportedly use the very first 10-speed transmission in the industry. The car will also be built using aluminum and carbon fiber to ensure it is kept lightweight.
The SC is expected to debut as a 2017 model. Pricing should clock in right around the $150,000 mark.
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