Lexus Official Confirms Production Version of LF-LC Sports Concept

Lexus has stopped contemplating and has now given the green light (finally) for the development of a production version of the LF-LC Concept after the very warm reception it received in a number of motor shows around the world.

The confirmation comes from Lexus’ vice president-marketing Brian Smith, who broke the news to WardsAuto during a recent media event.

“That was (intended as) a concept car, and I think it surprised everybody, including us, when Japan said due to overwhelming response they decided to do it,” Smith told the publication. “It’s a huge win.”

As is usually the case when it comes to company officials talking about future models, Smith would not divulge any further details about the sports coupe’s engine, which in the concept model was a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain producing a combined system output of 499hp (372kW or 506PS), or when Lexus intends to present the car in the market.

With the end of production of the LFA, the LF-LC will likely serve as the Japanese brand’s next ‘halo’ sports car.

Another Lexus sports concept confirmed for production is the smaller LF-CC, which will essentially be the new coupe version of the latest IS series.

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