Last week, the production version of the Lexus LF-LC concept’s prototype was spotted twice; first we got to see the rear-end and then the front fascia. Today another spyshot from Los Angeles previews the prototype’s side profile, courtesy of Herve from Auto Plus.
The shoulder line, window panel, quarter glass and basically the whole side profile bears an unmistakable resemblance to the concept. That doesn’t come as a surprise since several credible reports released last year said citing company officials that the production version will be nearly identical to the concept. The production version will probably feature blacked-out B-pillars. As noted earlier, the production prototype dumps the sleek ORVMs for larger, production-spec ones.
Other reports said that the production version will be called ‘Lexus SC’ and be positioned as a luxury grand tourer in the upper premium segment to rival the BMW 6 Series and the Mercedes S-Class Coupe.
The new 2+2 coupe, as per a report released earlier this month, is planned for production from November 2016. According to this report, a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine from the RC-F coupe, and a hybrid powertrain comprising a V8 engine and an electric motor that together produce over 405 kW (543 hp) will be offered on the production version.
[Image Source: Auto Plus]