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Would A Lexus LC F Be As Awesome As The Iconic Lexus LFA?

The name LC F has just been trademarked. We'll find out soon enough.

At present, there is no direct replacement for the Lexus LFA, that absolutely wonderful and semi-bonkers V10-powered supercar that Jeremy Clarkson claims he couldn’t get enough of. The LFA was (and still is) special for a reason, but Lexus has yet to officially declare that a successor is in the works. According to the Lexus F forum, however, the Japanese luxury brand has just trademarked the name "LC F" in Europe which unofficially confirms a sportier, and perhaps more powerful, version of the LC grand tourer is on the way.

Offering an LC F makes perfect sense for Lexus as it wants to further expand its F performance lineup, which currently consists of the RC F and GS F. More than likely, the LC F will feature more aggressive styling and improved aerodynamics for an overall more supercar-like look. As to what’ll be under the long hood, a good possibility is a twin-turbo V8 with around 600 hp. Just to compare, the LFA came with a 4.8-liter V10 with 552 ponies. What about the RC F and GS F’s 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 with 467 hp? Not likely, as Lexus wants (and probably needs) to deviate towards forced induction for its performance models in order to comply with more rigorous emission standards.

If all goes to plan, we could be seeing the LC F debut sometime next year, but a concept version could appear at any time. Geneva, perhaps? If so, we'll be seeing it early next month. Stay tuned.

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