That 600-HP Lexus LC F Is Not Happening, And That's A Shame

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Someone call Lexus and tell them they're making a mistake.

A few days ago, Car and Driver reported that Lexus is planning a 600 hp+ high-performance version of the Lexus LC, likely to be dubbed the LC F. No complaints on our part, and we doubt we’d find anyone who’d disagree. But The Drive wanted to seek further clarification whether or not this supposed LFA successor (of sorts) was really in the pipeline. It’s not. A Lexus spokesperson confirmed to The Drive that the twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 paired to a 10-speed automatic LC F is not happening.

“We’ve been reading stories about an LC F supposedly debuting in Tokyo as well, and I can tell you that it is not true,” so said that spokesperson. Damn shame. What we’re wondering now is a very simple question: Why not? Aside from having killer looks and overall styling, the LC certainly looks the part of a high-performance machine and the LFA, along with the GS F and RC F prove Lexus knows how to do proper performance. Even parent company Toyota’s CEO, Akio Toyoda, is an experienced and passionate racing driver with a heavy foot. We feel that Lexus is making a mistake on this one. An LC F would be one hell of a thing, and we’ll make our case to Lexus next week at Geneva, for what it’s worth.

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