A prototype of the production-spec Lexus LF-LC has just been spied under heavy camouflage for the very first time in the United States.
The car was snapped by Matt Farah testing in the canyons of the U.S. alongside a Porsche 911, BMW 650i and a Lexus LS. From a visual standpoint, the prototype quite clearly shares many similarities with the bold LF-LC concept which debuted a couple of years ago.
With that in mind, the taillights feature a similar upside-down L shape like the concept as well as a small bootlid lip spoiler. Additionally, similarly shaped tailpipes are visible as is an equally aggressive rear window and slimline side windows.
According to reports, the production-spec Lexus LF-LC will in fact be dubbed the SC. It will be offered with a selection of variants and an F performance version will top out the range. It will reportedly feature a potent twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering around 600 hp. That new engine is most likely to be fitted to a quick-shifting dual-clutch transmission powering the rear wheels. An all-wheel drive system certainly isn’t out of the question however.
Elsewhere in the Lexus SC range will be a model installed with the 5.0-litre V8 from the RC F but joined with an electric motor. Consequently, this version should deliver around 500 hp. Smaller V6s and even four-cylinder SC derivatives could also be offered.
When it launches, the new SC will act as the Japanese marque’s most expensive model filling the void left by the Lexus LFA.