Lexus SC Spied Again Looking Production Ready

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Another enthusiast happened to spot the mysterious Lexus model testing in Los Angeles.

After photos of the rear end of this heavily camouflaged prototype surfaced, it was believed to be a Lexus model of some sort going through its paces up in the canyons of Los Angeles, California.

Now that we have a look at the front end, the grille area is definitely Lexus, especially the area reserved for an emblem. Although the camouflage job on the prototype is extremely well done, you can still see hints at the styling of the headlights that resemble the LF-LC concept.

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One report says that Lexus will power the new SC model with the same 5.0-liter V8 used in the RC F coupe. In addition, there will be a hybrid powertrain option pairing the V8 engine with an electric motor for a total system output of over 540 hp. Production is scheduled to begin in November 2016 for the production LF-LC, and it looks like Lexus is right on schedule with this prototype getting spotted undergoing testing.

[Source: SteeringNews]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Whateverdude Whateverdude on Jul 31, 2015

    Oh wow, I can not believe it is happening! Hopefully the rumors of the twin turbo v8 are also true! Lexus needs that to really compete with the Germans.

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