The final product is almost here.
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard any news on Lexus’ incredible LF-LC concept. Ever since the vehicle was revealed at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, we’ve been holding our breaths to see if Lexus would actually build a production variant of the vehicle. While the automaker announced that it would create a production-spec vehicle based off of the LF-LC, there hasn’t been any recent news to make us excited. According to Australia’s Motoring, Lexus is planning on bringing a LC 500 coupe to the 2016 Detroit Motor Show.
It’s been a couple of years in the making for Lexus, but the LC 500 coupe is coming after the Porsche 911 with its naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 from the Lexus RC F and GS F. According to Motoring, the LC 500 might have an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission from Aisin. There’s no word on what will power the LC 500h, but Motoring believes that the vehicle will utilize a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid powertrain that could produce in the neighborhood of 470 hp. An even more hardcore version of the LC F is already rumored to be in the works and could make somewhere around 600 hp. Hopefully, Lexus won’t ruin the new LC 500 coupe by watering down the concept’s gorgeous looks.