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.
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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