Lexus to Revive the SC, and it Won't be Boring This Time

Will be based on the Stunning LF-LC Concept.

According to various sources close to the company, Lexus isplanning to bring back the SC nameplate after having discontinued the previousmodel in 2010. What used to be a yawn-provoking luxury convertible is expectedto become a lot more exciting in its next incarnation. The 2017 SC will be based on thebeautiful LF-LC concept that Lexus unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, andis expected to be offered with a choice of two powerful engines.

The first will be an uprated version of the RC F’s 5.0-literV8, with what is rumored to be an output of 475 horsepower. The second powertrainwill be a hybrid setup, comprised of a 3.5-liter V6 and Lexus’ Hybrid SynergyDrive system. This combination is expected to produce something in the vicinityof 500 horsepower. One or both of these powertrains will be mated to a 10-speedautomatic transmission. Pricing is expected to be in the $100,000-plus neighborhood,though some estimates go as high as $130,000.

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