Lexus Files LC F Trademark Application In Europe

Lexus has filed a European trademark application for LC F all but confirming that a high-performance version of the LC is in development.

AutoGuide broke the news and says Toyota president Akio Toyoda gave the model the green light some time ago to sit alongside the RC F and GS F in Lexus’ fleet of performance-oriented models.

Lexus says that the standard LC 500 is its most dynamic model since the famed LFA so one can expect the LC F to be even more impressive. Don’t consider it a spiritual successor to the LFA however, for the LC remains a luxurious front mid-engined coupe that competes against the likes of the BMW 5-Series and Maserati Gran Turismo.

Nevertheless, some key developments for the LC F can be expected. For starters, it seems probable that the firm’s naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 will find its way into the F-badged model. In LC 500 guise it delivers 467 hp but a figure well into the 500’s should be easily achievable without the necessity of forced induction.

Elsewhere, the Japanese company will inevitably work hard on customizing the model’s exterior to make it more aggressive than the standard model. Expected changes include revised front and rear bumpers, a new hood and potentially some aero-trickery at the rear.

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  • Craig

    I dream of sitting in my garage one day and admiring ‘my’ Lexus LC 500.

  • Kickinazz

    This car has a place in my heart!!!!

  • ediotsavant

    Lexus, please let it be a V8!

    • Tumbi Mtika

      Of course it will be a V8!

      • ediotsavant

        I hope so. Lexus just debut the 2018 LS another car comes with a twin turbo V6. No other engine is available. I’m hoping that Lexus doesn’t increase the boost of it and plant it in the LC F.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          One can hope Toyota isn’t THAT insane.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Yay!

  • no25

    Very exciting! It needs to be a V8 and POWERFUL. They cannot cheap us out like they did the GSF by just putting the same engine as the RCF. That made the GSF very underpowered compared to the M5 and CTSV. Still a great performance car, but not class leading. I could see the LC/F as the king of this class.

    • Tumbi Mtika

      It will have a V8.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    As if there was any doubt…

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Saw it Saturday. Real Sexy.

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