Lexus Confirms LF-Lc Concept Will Hit Production in 2016
Lexus has confirmed something a lot of us have been waiting for, a production version of the LF-Lc Coupe will come out in 2016. If there was ever a time to buy some stock on the Japanese automaker, now’s the time to do it. Autocar is reporting that Lexus actually has big plans for the production version of the LF-Lc. Turns out, the model isn’t just going to be a sports car in Lexus’ lineup; it’s going to be the sports car in the lineup, replacing the departed LF-A to claim that title.
Who saw that coming?
Lexus Europe vice-president Alain Uyttenhoven confirmed as much, telling Autocar that the LF-Lc will not be a “huge volume” model. Instead, it’s being prepared as a model to “boost brand image," which is probably a less direct way of saying that the LF-Lc is going to be the halo model of the brand.
This is tremendous news for fans of Lexus, especially those who couldn’t afford the LF-A and its $375,000 price tag. According to Uyttenhoven, the production LF-Lc is going to cost significantly less than the LF-A. He also indicated that the company plans to retain the design architecture of the concept model into the production version.
This is incredible news, especially for those that have waited years to hear those words of confirmation come directly from the horse’s mouth.
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Why It Matters
Public demand for the Lexus LF-Lc began as soon as the concept version was introduced at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show. A big part of that incredibly positive reception was because of the concept’s dynamic looks.
Now that a Lexus exec has confirmed the company’s plans to build a production version of the LF-Lc, you can bet that demand won’t wane the least bit.
If there was ever any doubt about Lexus’ intention of bringing its brand of performance and luxury to a new level, the Lexus LF-Lc put all the doubt to rest.
When it was unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Motor Show, the Lexus LF-Lc Concept displayed the latest evolution of the automaker’s L-finesse design language. Little did we now that it was also introducing the successor to the mighty LF-A.
Details about the LF-Lc’s powertrain have largely been kept under wraps all this time. But if we’re venturing a guess, we’re looking at somewhere in the neighborhood of a 3.0-liter V-6 that can belt out at least 350 horsepower.