Lexus LF-LC Confirmed To Enter Production - Cheaper than LFA

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We know Lexus is on its way to fill up them niches and after introducing its first compact luxury crossover and a performance coupe recently, the next thing on the list seems to be a grand tourer.
Earlier words from Lexus said it won’t create any smaller cars than the CT because they can’t be considered luxury models. So the only way to go is bigger-better. Next in line should come a GS F performance sedan and soon enough we’ll get an LF-LC production version.

According to a report from AutoExpress, the company has confirmed our beliefs and it will indeed push the coupe into production, and even better will be the fact that it will be more accessible than the 500-unit limited LFA sportscar.

“It will not be a full carbon car costing £350,000. It will be - in terms of construction - a more normal car, a car than can be manufactured in larger quantities than just a batch of 500,”
said Lexus Europe vice president Alain Uyttenhoven. “This shows there will be more emotion from the brand.”

Nobody knows when it’ll happen

There’s no exact time of arrival for the production LF-LC, but word is it will look very much like the concept model. Powering the sleek machine could be the same 5-liter V8 engine on the RC F, but with two turbochargers to ramp up the power to around 600 hp.

A hybrid powertrain has also high chances to found its way on the car as the concept has been presented using a 500 hp one. Whatever the case, we hope it won’t weight 3 tons. The current RC F weighs about 1,800 kg without passengers, slotting in above the BMW M4, Mercedes-Benz C63 and bellow the Audi RS5.

The company also said it might also put out an even smaller SUV, bellow the NX, as the European and Chinese markets are going nuts over sub-crossovers. And it’s also confirmed that Lexus will dedicate time to boast even more interesting designs in the future. Sounds incredible good news from a manufacturer that was building bland luxury cars for retired people up until 2012.
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