A prototype for what could be the rumored Lexus LC F has been spotted in a parking lot in California.
These images come courtesy of Lexus Enthusiast, which had them sent over by a reader. The website points out this prototype has new front vents flanking Lexus’ familiar spindle grille, along with different side skirts and a more pronounced rear bumper. There’s no concrete proof this is an LC F prototype, but it’s interesting to see Lexus testing the LC even after it’s gone on sale. The prototype could also be a milder F Sport model variant rather than the full-blown F model, or could simply be testing new safety features.
In December, Lexus Enthusiast reported on an insider interview that appeared in Japanese magazine Holiday Auto, which indicated the LC F is coming with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 making 621 hp. The same interview also said the LC F would be 7 percent lighter than the standard car, which equates to savings of around 368 lbs, and would cost about $176,000 USD. Development is expected to be complete by this fall, with sales slated to commence sometime next year. This is all just hearsay, keep in mind.
Whatever this prototype is, it’s an indication that Lexus has something cooking in regards to its new flagship coupe. One thing we know is that an LC F won’t be appearing at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next month – Lexus has plans to show its new UX compact crossover there instead.
[Source: Lexus Enthusiast]
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