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Get Ready For A Twin-Turbo Lexus LC With 600 Horsepower: Report

Photo Credit: Lexus
Photo Credit: Lexus

The Lexus LC is already a vision of excellence, the most badass Lexus since the LFA, the car we willed into existence, a Japanese Aston Martin. Now we can expect it to get even better, as Car and Driver reports. Twin-turbo F version 600 horsepower better.


As it sits, the Lexus LC comes with either a hybridized V6 or a naturally-aspirated V8, all revs and induction noise. We should, however, expect a new version to come with twin turbos for an LC F, according to Car and Driver’s scoop:

According to our source at Lexus, this high-performance powerplant is in essence two 8AR-type 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines joined together at 90 degrees. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 also will find its way into the GS F—making 550 horsepower—but for the LC F it will be turned up to 600 horsepower, with 470 lb-ft of torque. As with the LC500, the F will use the company’s 10-speed automatic transmission.


C&D expects the car to debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in October with new aero, new wheels and tires as well as new suspension and brakes.

I don’t know what we have done as a people to deserve this return to twin turbo Japanese coupeness. If Lexus walked into a press conference and told the world that it had the ability to make this car, but we, as consumers and citizens of the world, were “not worthy,” I would totally understand.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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I get the purpose (M6 fighter), but 10 speeds is still 3 gears too many. The New NSX is also 3 speeds too many.

Otherwise, this guy’s ass is ready to receive it with open arms.

[Semi-related: there’s a racing version of that car to come in this year’s Super GT.]