Lexus Might Have a High Performance LS F in the Works
Lexus could have a high-performance LS F sedan in the works, if a leaked photo posted to social media is anything to go by.
The photo, posted to Instagram by Japanese components website JZSInternational, shows a hot-looking LS sedan with F appointments such as an aggressive looking front bumper, black side vents, side skirts and large black wheels. It certainly looks like the work of Lexus’ F performance division – but the lack of background information on the photo leaves us a bit skeptical.
Lexus is rumored to have a new 4.0-liter V8 engine in the works for the LC F, which is said to make as much as 600 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. If an LS F does come to fruition, we could see Lexus sticking this 4.0-liter in the front. The naturally aspirated 467 hp 5.0-liter V8 from the RC F doesn’t seem potent enough to properly motivate a performance version of the big LS, if you ask us.
A Lexus spokesperson said they “couldn’t confirm” whether or not an LS F will show up in Tokyo next month. That doesn’t mean it’s not coming, however, as automakers typically remain quiet in regards to future product. It’s possible an LS F is in the pipeline but isn’t destined for the Tokyo show. The LA and Detroit auto shows are also upcoming, so maybe we’ll see the performance LS debut in North America.
Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.
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