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    • Rumor: Lexus planning a 2018/2019 LC F with the performance aim of topping the GT R

      The Lexus LC 500 is a good looking car but a performance vehicle it is not. Lexus apparently is aiming to change that with an upcoming LC F model. Considering how hard Lexus is pushing the 'F' brand an LC F halo car make a lot of sense.


      What will they do to make it perform though? The LC is heavy at over 4300 pounds. The naturally aspirated V8 under the hood should have been put out to pasture years ago. What exactly are they planning on doing if a Nissan GTR is the target?

      Apparently 600 horsepower is in the works but we would have to guess forced induction will be necessary at that point. The Japanese site that started this rumor is saying a supercharger will provide boost.

      Our take? If you want GTR performance, buy a GTR. The odds of Lexus shaving off enough weight and getting enough power with a supercharger to make this thing perform on a high level are slim. Maybe it will end up being a nice alternative to a Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe or BMW M though.

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      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Last I heard Lexus was working on a new 3.5L TT V6...that would be 600hp capable.

        I am not sure what all makes this such a heavy car but im sure by trimming the car down to a sportier trim instead of luxury one, a few hundred pounds could be shaved off