A Lexus LF-LC prototype has been spied testing in the USA by Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire. On minutely observing the bulged-out areas, the rear-end appears to have a design similar to the LF-LC concept. Same goes for the test mule’s structure and size. Note the L-shaped tail lamps that are similar to the concept that featured integrated tail and fog lamps in “L” shape. Mr. Farah says that the test mule was spotted along with a Lexus LS, BMW 650i and Porsche 911.
The LF-LC concept was originally unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Janauary 2012 as a rear-wheel driven 2+2 coupe featuring Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive hybrid powertrain. Its second version was unveiled as the LF-LC Blue concept at the Australian International Motor Show in October 2012. It featured a 372-kW (500-hp) Lexus Hybrid Drive hybrid powertrain.
[Reports say that the Lexus LF-LC Blue concept’s production version will be a grand tourer, and not a supercar like the LFA.]
A report released earlier this month said that the production version of the LF-LC coupe has been finalised. According to the report, the BMW 6 Series rival’s engine options will include an updated version of the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine from the current RC-F coupe, and also a hybrid powertrain comprising a combination of a V8 engine and an electric motor, developing a combined output of over 405 kW (543 hp). The production of the new grand tourer is scheduled to commence in November 2016, as per the report.
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