Hardcore version of the Lexus LC coupe is all but official and there have been several speculations on what will power the high performance coupe. The latest came from Japanese magazine Best Car which is reporting that the Lexus LC F could pack a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, as opposed to a 5.0-litre twin-turbo V8 previously reported.
The smaller displacement engine is lighter and expected to churn out over 600hp (447kW), accompanied by a strong 678Nm of torque. The publication is also reporting that Lexus engineers are benchmarking the LC F against the Nissan GT-R Nismo – currently the most powerful Japanese production car available – with the aim of making the LC F even more powerful than both the GT-R and Honda’s latest NSX supercar.
Going by previous speculations, the LC F is expected to blast from 0 to 100km/h in 3 seconds 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 2018.
Source: Best Car