Report: Lexus Flagship Coupe to be called SC, F Version Packs 600+ HP

Yesterday we reported that a production version of the Lexus LF-LC concept is in the works, likely with a hybrid powertrain. Now a new report from our colleagues at Motor Trend says that this gas-electric powertrain will be joined by a high-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine for an F version of this flagship two-door.

MT also says that this coupe will revive the Lexus SC name, debunking previous rumors that it would be called LC. The high-performance Lexus SC F will be powered by a twin-turbo version of the 5.0-liter V-8 in the new Lexus RC F coupe, and this powertrain could make more than 600 hp. The hybrid version is also in the works and may make around 500 hp, and the Lexus SC will also have a naturally aspirated V-8 as the base engine, possibly producing around 450 hp.

Underpinning this new Lexus SC will be the next-generation Lexus LS sedan platform. This full-size luxury sedan is slated for a redesign within the next few years, and the rumor is that it will transition from its luxo-barge image to adopt much sportier aspirations. A possible LS F variant could share its twin-turbo V-8 with the SC F, and the new LS should continue to offer a hybrid variant to replace the existing LS 600hL.

Lexus’ F division won’t rest on its laurels with these two new models, though, as it’s got another trick up its sleeve in the ultra-high-performance Lexus RC FS that’s reported to debut in 2017. This new “FS” designation is meant to be one level above F models and will compete with AMG Black Series and Audi RS models. The RC FS will have the same twin-turbocharged V-8 from the SC F and LS F, which should make for some insane performance from the compact RC coupe. The long-rumored Lexus GS F is also still in the cards, and will likely use a slightly uprated version of the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 for an output of around 500 hp.

Stay tuned for more news over the coming months about the Lexus SC and these other exciting developments within the Lexus pipeline.

Nitesh Vasani
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OldSalt
That is one sweet looking car!! At least the concept!! Love the red color!!

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