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. By: Carbuzz