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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-20-2019, 12:43 AM
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I hear ya FR, that’s a LOT of the appeal of our LCs. Who knows when any other NA V8 will even be available.

However, we’ve had some very enjoyable FI cars. The twin turbos on the Bentley provided remarkable torque at lower RPMs, meaning power that’s more usable in real life driving (12 cylinders helped too)

Both our supercharged Lotus provided a remarkably flat power curve. Again, more power available at lower rpms.

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BMW is working on a new smaller V8, that to me sounds ideal for the LC-F although I rather see something purely Toyota.

After the BMW-Toyota partnership to make the Supra happen, this is a possibility.

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BMW may be working on a new V-8 engine engineered to take the old-school workhorse into the next generation of the automaker's product lineup.

If a BMW Blog source proves correct, this new, electrification-ready powerplant could make its debut in a new M5 CS super sedan slotted above the existing M5 Competition.

The new V-8 will reportedly be more compact than the current 4.4-liter design but retain the "hot-V" turbocharger configuration and likely other attributes of the existing N63/S63 lineup. It will also reportedly be future-proofed by being compatible with electrification technologies.

Since the first application of this V-8 is reported to be a performance car, the supposed S68 designation makes sense. A milder N68 variant would likely follow, or debut alongside it in a more mainstream offering.

The same source suggests that the engine will make its first appearance in the next 2-3 years.

BMW is already in the process of rolling out updates to the existing N63/S63 line of 4.4-liter V-8s. Debuting in the 2020 M550i, this updated engine has a reworked crankcase with larger turbochargers which remain in the "hot" zone between the cylinder heads. BMW places them there to shorten the exhaust path from the manifolds to the turbines, improving response times despite the risks of increased heat soak.

This updated engine has been rated at 530 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque torque overseas (versus 456 hp and 480 lb-ft from the outgoing mill).

We wouldn't be surprised if the rumored new engine is exclusively designed to be paired with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system, which would further differentiate it from the updated engine going into the new M550i. At this point, we'll just have to see what shakes out.
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So now they said Lexus/Toyota V8 engines are being killed in favor high output V6's. I will miss having a true Toyota/Lexus V8 engine but the V8 from the Toyota-BMW partnership should prove to be better. Much like the BMW-sourced B58 in the new Supra.

"The anonymous insider claims to The Drive that Toyota's engine plant in Alabama is pre-producing around 30,000 V8 engines to have a stockpile for the existing models using the powerplant. As the components are ready, the various sections of the plant would switchover to be able to produce the V6. A factory in Japan would continue producing the V8 the few vehicles still requiring them, which should be around two to three years, but would eventually change to build the V6, too."
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^^^^

https://www.forbes.com/sites/peterly.../#69dade11f90d

I've also read that future V8s from Lexus will only be in vehicles with a cost north $100K.

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Lexus pulling the LC prototype out of the 24 Hour Nürburgring Race might have something to do with the LC-F:

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For the first time in 13 years, Lexus will not participate in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. The race had been rescheduled to September, and an LC prototype was expected to participate — from the press release:

…the global spread of COVID-19 has resulted in travel restrictions and the [Toyota GAZOO Racing] team did not have enough opportunities to conduct driving tests in the Nürburgring on track, and this has had a substantial impact on the development of the race car.

This year, the team was planning to run a new engine and peripheral technologies in the Lexus LC. In the present circumstances, however, and given how demanding the 24 Hours of Nürburgring is for race cars, it would have proven more difficult for the team and the race car to complete the 24 hours race in a safe manner.

The LC race car was to be powered by a new twin-turbo V8 engine, presumably in development for a production LC F model. Lexus expects to be back at next year’s Nürburgring race.
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Mag-X is saying the LC-F is dead. What does everyone think?

"So, rumors from three months ago said Lexus was halting the development of the LC F super GT. It sounded really strange. Why kill the car that could drag race the best BMW and AMG models?

The LC F had even been spotted testing in Europe and looked to be in an advanced state of development, with the final design looking good. The F version of the GT would have been a spiritual successor to the awesome LFA and was rumored to have a twin-turbo V8 engine with about 600 horsepower.

Now, a report from Japanese magazine Mag-X claims Toyota as a whole has canceled all development of V8 engines in favor of smaller, more efficient turbo V6s and electrified powertrains."


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Mag-X is saying the LC-F is dead. What does everyone think?

"So, rumors from three months ago said Lexus was halting the development of the LC F super GT. It sounded really strange. Why kill the car that could drag race the best BMW and AMG models?

The LC F had even been spotted testing in Europe and looked to be in an advanced state of development, with the final design looking good. The F version of the GT would have been a spiritual successor to the awesome LFA and was rumored to have a twin-turbo V8 engine with about 600 horsepower.

Now, a report from Japanese magazine Mag-X claims Toyota as a whole has canceled all development of V8 engines in favor of smaller, more efficient turbo V6s and electrified powertrains."


https://www.autoevolution.com/news/t...ad-147321.html
Unfortunately I believe what may have been is dead. Doesn't seem to be enough interest for these beautiful cars we have. The whole 2 door GT segment is dying. I will enjoy this car until the wheels fall off, such an under appreciated gem..
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