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Lexus LF-LC envisioned in new rendering


Taking hints from the production prototype spotted recently on the streets of California, USA, Steering News has ripped up a realistic render of the Lexus LF-LC production model.

The illustration merges elements from the Lexus LF-LC concept car (below) and RC F, the Japanese premium marque’s current halo model since the ultra exclusive LFA supercar went out of production few years ago.

Replacing the LF-LC concept’s vertical daytime running lights, triple LED headlights and front bumper is an RC F-inspired front fascia, though the concept’s bold three-dimensional spindle grille remains.

Set to be released in early 2016, the LF-LC production model is expected to resurrect the Lexus SC nameplate and will be the company’s new flagship coupe. It is expected get the 5.0-litre V8 from the RC F coupe that churns out over 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque. A hybrid version will also be offered which will see the V8 mated to an electric motor to produce around 372kW. Both versions will drive the rear wheels through a newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission.

There have also been rumours about a twin-turbo 5.0-litre V8-powered F designated model to take on the likes of BMW’s M and Mercedes’ AMG.



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