Remember the Lexus LF LC Concept Coupe? Of course you do, as Lexus never allowed us to forget it showing it multiple times in different shades and even as a GT racer over the past years.
Now, a camouflaged coupe caught by The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah, is believed to be a prototype for the rumored production version of the Lexus LF LC.
From the two pictures we have of the car, it certainly does share a familiar silhouette and key styling elements with the study, including the distinctive profile window line, the heavily slanted rear window, and if you look closely, what appear to be tear-drop-style tail lights.
Furthermore, Lexus’ recent trademark elephant ear mirrors (seriously, what’s with that?) point to a model from the Japanese brand. Speaking of trademark(s), Lexus patented the “LC” name last November.
We’ve heard that the production LF LC is not intended to be a hardcore performance coupe, but more of a GT-style sports car sitting above the RC, but we still don’t know where exactly Lexus plans to position it in the market – it could rival BMW’s 6-Series or it may set its sights even higher towards Mercedes-Benz’s glitzier S-Class Coupe.
The powertrain options are also a mystery, though, the concept featured an unspecified gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain producing 499hp (506PS). Lexus being Lexus, it could very well offer a hybrid unit together with conventional engines.
Photos #TheSmoking Tire, via Worldcarfans, Thanks to Matthew for the tip!