Rumors of a hardcore version of the Lexus LC coupe have been circulating for awhile now, but nothing we have seen before looks as plausible as this new rendering from Japanese magazine Best Car.
The publication’s vision of the Lexus LC F flagship coupe is one that is bold and aggressive, and we like what we are seeing. Preserving the smooth lines and silhouette of the gorgeous LC coupe, the F performance variant features a lower ride height and gloss black wheels for a truly aggressive stance.
The new front bumper is punctured with larger air intakes, complemented with a carbon fibre front splitter and a pair of carnards. The bonnet gains LFA-styled air vents, while the front wheel fenders also feature vents to reduce drag around the wheel arches.
Behind the front fenders are more vents to help channel hot air away from the engine bay. Generous application of carbon fibre can also be found in the rear view mirrors, roof, side skirts and around the side air intakes.
At the rear, the LC F scores more vents below the taillights, sandwiching a larger carbon fibre rear diffuser housing the F brand’s signature stacked quad exhausts. Elsewhere, a fixed carbon fibre rear wing keeps turbulence in check.
Wrapping up the exterior transformation are smoked headlights and taillights, blacked out spindle grille and carbon grey roof lines.
Going by previous speculations, the LC F is expected to pack a mighty twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8 with at least 447kW (600hp) and capable of cracking 300km/h. It will face off the BMW M6, Mercedes-AMG SL63, Audi RS 7 and Jaguar F Type SVR.
The big boss of Toyota and Lexus, Akio Toyoda, has already greenlighted the high-performance LC F as well as a convertible version of the LC. Naturally, both models are already in the works and expected to launch in early 2018.