The Lexus LF-LC was spied testing several times last month and SteeringNews.com exclusively published the production prototype’s front fascia indicating that the test mule spotted before was of the same model.
Now a speculative rendering, work of our in-house digital artist Shoeb Kalania previews how the production version could possibly look like.
First unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in January 2012 in Ruby Red colour, the Lexus LF-LC concept is a 2-door, rear-wheel driven coupe with 2+2 seating layout. Presenting the ravishing concept car in Detroit, the company announced that it featured a Lexus Hybrid Drive hybrid powertrain.
Later that year in October, the company unveiled the LF-LC Blue concept at the Australian International Motor Show. It’s essentially the same concept from Detroit, albeit in a Opal Blue paint. Under the hood, there was a 372-kW (500-hp) Lexus Hybrid Drive hybrid powertrain.
Reports say that the production version’s similarity with the concept model will be between 90-100%. Moreover, the production version won’t be a successor to the LF-A supercar but a Mercedes S-Class Coupe-rivaling luxury grand tourer.
A report released last month said that the production version will be offered with an updated version of the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine from the current RC-F coupe, and also a 405 kW+ (543 hp+) hybrid powertrain consisting of a V8 engine and an electric motor. The report suggests that the car should enter production in November 2016.