If you build it, they will come.
We know it’s coming, just not when precisely. Lexus still has not even confirmed the existence of the LC F, but previous spy shots clearly show the Japanese luxury brand is cooking something up. We were also on hand at Detroit last January when Lexus unveiled its RC F Track Edition, so it’s quite clear extreme performance is a new goal. A company spokesperson told us at the RC F media drive last month "something big is coming to LC this year.” No further details were provided, but we get the idea.
There’s no reason not to assume the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 will remain in place instead of the hybrid powertrain. And according to the latest report coming from Japanese magazine Best Car, via Lexus Enthusiast, the LC F will be released in 2021 and will have 660 hp on tap.
That would firmly place it in supercar territory. The LC 500 currently has 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, just to compare. With all of that additional power, the LC F will certainly have to look the part, and this new rendering certainly does gives us an idea of what that could look like. But heck, if Lexus is keen to do an LC F, why stop there? Why not go all-out with an LC F Track Edition? With its extra hood vents, aero throughout the body, including an aggressive rear wing, an LC F Track Edition is without question possible. It really boils down to whether Lexus wants to invest the time and effort to make it so.
The RC F Track Edition is also lighter than the standard RC F, so we figure Lexus would shave as much weight as possible from the LC F, too. But first things first, let’s get the LC F and go from there. Word has it could debut as soon as this November at the LA Auto Show.