Lexus has been pretty aggressive with its concepts as of late, and one that has received plenty of attention has been the LF-LC. Now, according to a report from Motoring.com.au, a production version of this concept will debut at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show – the same show that the concept debuted at in 2012.
The production model, which is rumored to carry the LC naming scheme, will initially arrive in two states of tune to satisfy various suitors. First up will be the LC 500, which will be carry the same 5.0-liter V-8 as the RC F, giving this mighty coupe a tidy 467 horsepower to play with. For those looking for more green (and power) in their lives, the LC 500h will reportedly use a 3.5-liter V-6 and an electric motor to crank out more than 470 horsepower.
Both models will come with rear-wheel drive, like any proper sports coupe should. The LC 500 is reported to use a 10-speed automatic transmission to get the ponies to the rubber out back, but the cog swapper in the LC 500h remains anyone’s best guess.
The big rumor to come out of all this is the possibility of a hotter F version. This model, which will supposedly arrive in 2018, will carry an even bigger stick thanks to its rumored 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 powerplant with around 600 ponies.
The final design remains unknown as of today, but chances are that it will not stray too far from the LF-LC concept. Look for hard angles, the polarizing spindle grille, and the signature checkmark daytime running lamps that we saw on the concept and that we’ve seen on all recent Lexus models.
As with all rumors, don’t get your hopes up for any of this to come true, but damn, the LC model would be nice additions to the luxury brand’s lineup. Stay tuned for more.