Lexus Wants Production LF-LC to Look Exactly Like the Concept

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As do we all.

Revealed at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to massive acclaim, the Lexus LF-LC Concept has been tipped to be green-lit ever since. While that has never really been in doubt, assurances that the production variant would stay true to the concept have previously not been made. Until now. Speaking with Autocar, Lexus’ European boss Alain Uyttenhoven admitted that the design of the production LF-LC will be 90 to 100 percent representative of the concept.

He also said that Toyota chief Akio Toyoda “doesn’t want the production car to look any different from the concept.” And who could blame him. Lexus is expected to revive the SC badge for the production LF-LC, which could use a shortened version of the LS sedan’s platform when it launches in 2016. A hybrid setup and conventional V8 will provide motivation, with the former said to produce around 500 hp. Aimed at the S-Class Coupe and Maserati Gran Turismo, the Lexus “SC” will come priced around the $100k-$130k mark and feature cutting-edge tech including a ten-speed automatic box and torque vectoring.

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