Lexus LC F is official. Sort of.

At the launch of the Lexus LC 500 in Detroit last year, the big boss of Toyota Motor Corporation, Akio Toyoda declared that it was just the beginning of a new era for the luxury brand. We interpreted that as: hold your breath a higher performance, F version of the LC is coming.

And this week our speculation has been confirmed. Toyota, the parent company of Lexus, has filed a trademark application for the name “Lexus LC F” in Europe. The filing was submitted to the European Union Intellectual Property Office on February 6.

The LC F trademark didn’t come as a surprise, as a F-badged LC is a natural progression for Lexus’ flagship coupe, which is currently offered in two flavours: a 5.0-litre V8 LC 500 and a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid LC 500h.

Going by previous speculations, the upcoming 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.

Along with the LC F halo model, it has also been reported that a convertible version of the LC is in the works. Both models are expected to launch in early 2018.

Rendering by xTomi Designs

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