Lexus released the LC, a two door $90,000 coupe, not that long ago and so far the car managed to impress everyone. Even though it is not the fastest or the most luxurious, it definitely comes with a unique design. On top of that, it has design cues from Lexus’ older cars which makes it quite special. However, the LC is not perfect. At this point it is missing a high performance version. Luckily, it looks like one might be on its way. So far it looks like this model will hit the market with the 2019 Lexus LC-F. There are still very few official details about the car. Even so, there are a few inside sources which did release some interesting information about the car.
Just like with the regular model, the LC-F will use the same modular TNGA architecture. However, it seems that the running gear will be all new. The car is set to receive high performance adaptive shocks and more than likely regular springs. On top of that, it will definitely come with an electric front axle lift system. This should allow it to drive far better than the regular model while also retaining some sort of comfort. The big improvement would be the weight. This system should be considerably lighter than what is currently available on the LC. On top of the different brakes, the car is also more than likely going to receive different brakes. Our best bet would be large carbon-ceramic rotors with calipers supplied by one of the top manufacturers.
Release and price
As we said above, Lexus didn’t say much about the future LC-F. It looks like they may showcase it during the 2018 Tokyo Auto Show. However, the car will not go on sale for at least a few more months. The price is more than likely going to be considerably larger than that of the current model. We can easily expect over $110,000 which would still be quite competitive. This is especially true when considering what other cars we can find at the price point.
There is no denial about the fact the regular LC is an impressive looking car. We hope the 2019 Lexus LC-F will look just as impressive as the regular model. While the base of the car will be the same, pretty much all the details will be new. We can expect a more aggressive front end, air-canards, a vented hood and even different intakes. The rear should get a massive diffuser and likely a fixed wing. The car might also come with a staggered wheel design in order to give the driver more mechanical feedback. It might also get carbon fiber inserts which will make it look more aggressive than the regular model.
While the exterior will change, we do not expect the interior of the 2019 Lexus LC-F to be all that different. The car will more than likely come with roughly the same layout as the regular model. The big difference here should be the materials. It will likely get Alcantara upholstery, probably contrasting stitching as well as slightly different interior inserts. The end result should be a sportier design which will allow the driver to focus more on actually driving the car.
2019 Lexus LC-F engine and specs
The ongoing LC is available with either a 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 or with a hybrid. Things will change with the 2019 Lexus LC-F. The inside sources said the car will come with a new 4.0 liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. This would basically be made out of two of Lexus’ current 2.0 liter inline-four turbocharged engines. While the details are still unknown, rumors suggest the engine will make in excess of 600 horsepower and over 470 lb-ft of torque. Just like with the regular LC, the car will more than likely use the same 10 speed automatic. While this is not the ideal choice, it is actually one of the faster automatics out there. As most suggested, it should come with rear wheel drive only. Over the regular model, the LC-F should come with different gear ratios and likely a limited slip differential. This will not only allow it to trump its rivals in straight line acceleration. It should also give it superior cornering capabilities which weren’t all that great with the regular LC.
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