Japanese magazine Best Car has published a new rendering of the highly anticipated Lexus LF-LC coupe. By merging design cues from the LF-LC Concept and the recently unveiled RC F, the rendering looks completely plausible for a production version.
First made its local debut at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the LF-LC Coupe concept (pictured below) was officially approved for production several months later by Lexus executives. Originally intended as a concept model, the LF-LC received overwhelming response since its introduction, which prompted Lexus’ decision to put it into production.
The LF-LC will most likely be an all-wheel drive performance hybrid and have an output of over 370 kW. It will see advanced use of carbon fibre components and is expected to have an all aluminium body chassis.
Speculated to resurrect the company’s long lost SC nameplate, the high-end coupe will be an all-new independent model, built from a newly developed set of underpinnings including a new platform. That means it would take around four years to make it to production.
Production cost will no doubt be high but Lexus International executive vice-president, Kazuo Ohara had this to say earlier last year: “It’s our job to be able to make it affordable, even if it’s expensive. I cannot disclose anything more at this moment.”
The LF-LC coupe is expected to debut in 2017.