Lexus Could Chop The Roof Off The LC And Add An F Version


Clearly Lexus has big plans to expand the LC range.

There have been a ton of rumors surrounding a potential F Performance version of the Lexus LC. According to a report by Auto Express, the LC-F may not be the only additional LC variant in the works. The report states that Lexus has already internally confirmed a convertible version of the LC. This isn't too big of a surprise, considering that Lexus basically showed us what an RC convertible would look like in the form of the LF-C2 Concept. A convertible model would fill a glaring hole that currently exists in the Lexus lineup.

Yoshihiro Sawa, president of Lexus International said “I hope that we will have a convertible in the near future. We know the luxury market requires a convertible." Lexus currently does not offer a single drop top model, and hasn't since the IS C was discontinued in 2013. The only other convertible model that Lexus has ever built is the SC 430, so the brand does not have a lot of experience in this area. The convertible LC would share drivetrains with the coupe, which mean either a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid or a 5.0-liter V8. In the report, sources indicated that the LC-F is also on the table and may be signed off on soon.

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Sawa said that “We are studying many possibilities and more power is another candidate. It’s not decided yet but in my mind, a high-performance LC is a good opportunity.” The rumors have all pointed to a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 with around 600 hp. This would finally give Lexus F models the power to stack up nicely against the performance luxury competition from Mercedes-AMG, Audi Sport, BMW M, Cadillac V and many others.

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