Lexus has been spotted testing an unusual-looking LS prototype in Southern Europe, raising questions about what is the company planning for the near future.
The prototype was wearing the company’s spider-web front grille which had extra cuts and holes in it, which leads us to believe that there’s an engine in there that requires more fresh air and additional cooling.
At the back, the Lexus LS prototype wears a rear spoiler and the Hybrid version’s bumper with no visible exhaust pipes but the sound coming out of the car was louder than usual. We can also spot Lexus’ effort to hide a badge glued on the lower part of the rear doors.
Lexus has already revealed the LS500 F Sport which currently is the sportiest version of the range but it only offers upgraded suspension and brakes, with the 415hp twin-turbo V6 engine remaining unchanged over the regular models.
Should this be a more powerful and dynamic derivative of the Lexus LS, then expect it to offer the same big numbers as produced by the Mercedes-AMG S-Class. Lexus may solve the mystery pretty soon too, as the car could be heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show either in production or concept form.
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