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Old 02-08-2017, 08:24 AM   #1
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Default Report – Toyota trademark suggests a Lexus LC F is coming

The newest Lexus sports car flagship is the LC series – with either the LC 500 or the 500h – and we’re all in agreement it’s one true Japanese take on the luxury grand tourer.

While the regular Lexus LC 500 has a 5.0-liter V8 boasting 471 horsepower (351 kilowatts) and 398 pound-feet (540 Newton-meters), some people might be wanting more, as a spiritual successor to the LF-A supercar. Toyota – as Lexus parent – might agree, because the company has recently registered the name “LC F” on February 3, 2017 and then “Lexus LC F” on February 6, 2017. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean the vehicle is actually coming – though if we were to take the RC F there’s nothing wrong with adding the F particulate. In the RC F, the same 5.0-liter V8 boasts just about the same as the regular LC 500 – and we’re pretty sure the engine has enough oomph left in it for an upgrade.

So, with the RC F getting 467 hp and the standard LC 500 just a tad higher at 471 hp the automaker might want to differentiate them for the owners looking to showcase what they paid for. Lexus could end the naturally-aspirated life of the 5.0-liter V8 much in the way Toyota did back in 2012 with the Sports 650 concept that boasted no less than 650 hp (478 kW) and 524 lb-ft (710 Nm) under the hood of then-current generation LS sedan.

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Old 03-02-2017, 08:43 AM   #2
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Default Scoop! 600-HP Lexus LC F Coming This Fall




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Currently, the 471-hp Lexus LC500 is the brand’s high-performance flagship. But we’ve learned that Lexus is planning more. Set to make its debut at the Tokyo auto show in October is an ultra-high-performance LC F that will feature a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 punching out a potent 600 horsepower.

According to our source at Lexus, this high-performance powerplant is in essence two 8AR-type 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines joined together at 90 degrees. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 also will find its way into the GS F—making 550 horsepower—but for the LC F it will be turned up to 600 horsepower, with 470 lb-ft of torque. As with the LC500, the F will use the company’s 10-speed automatic transmission.

The LC F’s bespoke body kit will feature hood vents, air ducts for brake cooling, a fixed rear wing, and an aggressive front splitter as well as side and rear air vents. A set of 20-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance rubber will keep the LC F stuck to the road, while six-piston brake calipers will squeeze the rotors to scrub off speed. We’ll learn more about the hardware on this ultimate Lexus this fall.
While the LC500 will start at $92,995, the LC F could nearly double that figure. Sound expensive? Well, it’s a bargain next to the $350,000 Lexus asked for the LFA.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:17 AM   #3
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now Toyota needs to put that 4.0l in the 86
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Old 03-03-2017, 07:40 PM   #4
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now Toyota needs to put that 4.0l in the 86
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I think there's a mousefart's chance in hell... but the Supra might see it. We're still clueless on its powertrain; I was thinking the 415+hp TT V6 from the new Lexus LS will find it's way in there, with perhaps a detuned or NA 300-350hp version for cheapskates. But it could be the TT V6 as the base version with an eventual high-end edition with this motor. Who knows. Maybe it'll just have BMW engines.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:36 AM   #5
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Lexus LC Has 'Something Big Coming This Year”

Could the LC be getting a performance-focused F model or is the convertible on the way?

After unveiling a couple of special editions in unique colors, the Lexus LC has a major addition on the way sometime in 2019. Lexus International Strategic Communications Senior Manager Moe Durand kept the details close to his chest by simply telling Car Buzz "something big is coming to LC this year."

Lexus appears to be subtly teasing that the upcoming unveiling could be the highly anticipated LC F that adds performance to the luxurious grand tourer. As evidence, the company briefly showed an LC test mule during the RC F Track Edition's media presentation, according to Car Buzz. The PR representatives at the event then allegedly refused to discuss the image.

Spy shots have already unveiled the likely development of the LC F (gallery above). The notable changes include a revised front fascia with huge intakes openings in the corner for directing lots of air to radiators. The fenders are broader, too. At the back, the stacked exhausts are a common element for the brand's F-badged models.

Rumors offer multiple possibilities for the LC F's powertrain. It may pack a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 making 621 horsepower (463 kilowatts). Alternatively, engineers might tune the existing naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8. A third prospect is creating a supercharged version of the current V8, and there is also speculation about creating a performance-oriented hybrid.

While the prospect of an LC F is tantalizing, it's possible that Durand could be referring to the arrival of the LC convertible as the "something big." The company is quite open about intending to put the concept into production, too.

Either way, new variants might boost LC sales. The company delivered 1,979 of them in 2018, which was down from 2,487 in 2017. Through March 2019, sales volume was just 320 units, down 38.7 percent year over year.

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I like the regular lc 500. This should've been an Aston competitor - but looks like they went after the NSX instead - too boy racer, but at least no batteries.
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How many generations are they going to milk that grille? Toyota needs to start cutting weight on these cars as the platform is just too heavy.
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Crap... I like it... I'll never buy one, but I like it. They made the rest of the car crazy enough to take the eyes away from the horrendous grill; that stated, I wouldn't kick it out of my garage.
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That doesn’t look real.
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I like the regular lc 500. This should've been an Aston competitor - but looks like they went after the NSX instead - too boy racer, but at least no batteries.
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How about 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition starting at $96,650..

https://www.thetorquereport.com/lexu...arts-at-96650/







Earlier this year Lexus unveiled the updated 2020 Lexus RC F and RC F Track Edition. Now Lexus has released the pricing for both models, with the 2020 RC F starting at $64,750 and the RC F Track Edition starting at $96,650, plus the destination fees.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
The updated 2020 Lexus RC F receives a few small styling updates, like larger air intakes, new headlights and taillights, and small tweaks to its grille.

2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition
Under the hood there’s also a bit more power, since the 5.0L V8 now generates five more horsepower and six lb-ft. of torque, which means it now has 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft. The engine also receives revised throttle mapping and a higher final drive ratio. The 2020 RC F can reach 60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

If you want something more hardcore, there’s the new RC F Track Edition. For starters its 176 pounds lighter than the previous RC F and it comes standard with Brembo carbon ceramic brake rotors and six-piston Brembo red calipers. It also gets lighter 19” BBS forged alloy wheels and a carbon fiber roof and hood. Thanks the weight reduction and a few other tweaks, the RC F Track Edition can reach 60 mph in 3.96 seconds.
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Old 04-06-2019, 11:31 AM   #11
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^Sup Avanti! Hey, you're the one who used to drive a Boxster... girlfriend

I see it does 0-60 in 3.96. If only it could do 3.95. Just not fast enough.
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So for $100K it's as fast as a Camaro SS 1LE, Mustang GT PP2, or M2C? Seems like a bad deal.
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At what point does Lexus just replace all the exterior sheet metal with a grille?
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