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Ace 04-03-2019 02:33 PM

LC-F is arriving summer 2019 (according to Lexus executive)
 
It turns out the LC-F will be arriving in time for its initially rumored 2020 availability. Don't take my word for it, a Lexus executive hinted at what could only be the LC-F by saying "something big is coming to LC this year [2019]."
An LC convertible or LC 500 F-Sport might be news but not anything "big", those are just regular options we've seen offered with current and previous generations. Every other time Lexus promised something "big"... I recall that being a flagship F product (RC-F/GS-F/LFA).
Also, for over a year we've seen spy shots of an LC rocking aggressive aero, a quad exhaust setup and wider/stickier tires ;)

https://i.imgur.com/30V30Wo.jpg

robdinero 04-03-2019 06:06 PM

Looking forward to this, I will let you ballers test it out first and hop on board once you've worked the kinks out in a couple of years..

Ace 04-03-2019 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by robdinero (Post 12601)
Looking forward to this, I will let you ballers test it out first and hop on board once you've worked the kinks out in a couple of years..

If what they say about its near $200k price tag is true, I can guarantee you I won't be one of those ballers ;)
Just a dreamer that can afford the regular LC500 of LC500h for now. I can push for pricing that would come with an F-Sport and my hope is we get hotter F-Sports with the hotter generation off full F models.

Klayton 04-04-2019 11:41 AM

With how limited production an LC F would be, asking that kind of money for it is well within reason. Lexus just confirmed pricing for the RC F Track edition and even it starts from $96,650 not including on road costs.

Ace 04-09-2019 07:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Klayton (Post 12607)
With how limited production an LC F would be, asking that kind of money for it is well within reason. Lexus just confirmed pricing for the RC F Track edition and even it starts from $96,650 not including on road costs.

It has nothing to do with being limited and more to do with the value proposition. It comes down to that 4.0TT engine and other performance parts. All eyes are on Lexus to see if they can step into real leagues of performance. The RC is proving that, in recent weeks especially.

Devonte 04-10-2019 11:03 AM

You always pay for exclusivity up front and with low allocations you can also expect there to be some significant dealer markups. That's the price of being an early adopter however.

Ace 08-13-2019 02:42 PM

Now that we're well into summer and haven't heard/seen anything more, the coming autoshow season might hold details on the LC-F.

Just read about how a Lexus executive said in an interview that the GS and GS-F are very relevant models, even today. An interesting statement considering the current GS generation is OLD and is on its way out soon. Hopefully ending with a Track Edition like the RC-F. At least from this we can say positive sales performance of the GS-F and the RC-F makes for an even stronger business case for Lexus to pump more money into the F program ;)

Quotes from that Lexus executive on the GS:
  • "On GS, although it is a little older, it achieved our plan for the year and it seems to be holding up well considering its age,”
  • "It fits really well with our lineup and we continue to invest in it and keep it. We feel it’s an important part of our lineup and it continues to meet our expectations.”
  • "We’ll be making the appropriate announcements [on the GS successor] at later and undecided date.”

Xhilr8n! 08-13-2019 10:19 PM

Quite interested to see how they can get the weight down. That’s a biggie (literally) holding our cars back from true sports car status.

Ace 08-19-2019 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Xhilr8n! (Post 13219)
Quite interested to see how they can get the weight down. That’s a biggie (literally) holding our cars back from true sports car status.

Done right, it could be the Toyota/Lexus version of a Nissan GT-R we always wanted.

flowrider 08-19-2019 10:41 PM

^^^^Not the car I want. I don't want FI. for me, a NA V8, though a dying breed, is the car for me.

Lou

Xhilr8n! 08-20-2019 12:43 AM

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.

Ace 09-27-2019 12:41 PM

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.

Quote:

BMW may be working on a new V-8
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.

Ace 04-23-2020 04:51 PM

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."
https://www.motor1.com/news/414444/t...es-v8-engines/

flowrider 04-23-2020 06:06 PM

^^^^

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.

Lou

Ace 05-22-2020 05:15 PM

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

Quote:

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.

credit to https://lexusenthusiast.com/2020/05/...burgring-race/

Ace 08-12-2020 07:14 PM

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

robdinero 08-12-2020 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ace (Post 13517)
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..

Tvrfly 08-16-2020 05:25 PM

Rip lc f


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