What started a few months ago as rumors about the introduction of a powerful version of the seductive LC coupe is now a reality. The high performance 2020 Lexus LC F coupe was seen being tested for the very first time on the Germany roads. This car retains the same characteristics of a Lexus car but has more power than its predecessors.
2020 Lexus LC F Exterior
A closer look at the exterior design of the new Lexus LC F car reveals bigger upfront vents, bespoke wheels, black trim, stacked exhaust pipes, and an updated rear diffuser. The body of the car has been updated to give it a more aggressive look. It now has enlarged air intakes, lower stance, and widened wheel arches. The bespoke wheels seem to conceal the enlarged brakes. Only two colors are available for now: Ultra White and Matte Nebula Gray (see photos).
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The car’s bumper has been revised to obscure the muscular exhaust system and the underside diffuser.
A number of exterior details resemble those of the standard LC500. Instead of using the usual chrome, this car adopts a black grille trim and a bigger splitter. Just like its LC predecessors, the car has been built on the GA-L platform. The platform uses lightweight material like carbon fiber to reduce the overall mass of the car. The other expected features include the attractive LED lights, complex curves, and assertive front and rear fascias. The coupe will use new Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, with 19 inches forged aluminum alloy wheels.
New Lexus LC F 2020 Interior
Just like its exterior, the interior design of this car builds heavily on the existing model. It, however, gets sportier equipment like flat-bottom steering wheel, carbon-fiber trim, leather and Alcantara, and sportier seats. The race-inspired seats adopt a unique integrated foaming construction. This makes them a good fit for both the front passenger and the driver. The new steering combines with a bespoke instrument cluster to make it more elegant.
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A significant amount of carbon-fiber trim and aluminum inserts have been included in its door panels and center console. A custom display for the infotainment system is one of the features that will set it apart from its predecessors. The light and stylish hues that were sported on the presentation car are likely to give way for different upholstery options. There will be brighter finishes for the lower console areas, seats, and steering wheel surface to complement the black dashboard.
The car comes with an upgraded version of the normally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine. This engine is expected to generate more than 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. The coupe uses an eight-speed automatic transmission.
There is also a possibility of the car using a new 4.0-liter V-8 twin-turbo engine that has the capacity to generate over 600 horsepower. The new engine capacity would put it at the same competitive level with the likes of BMW M8 and Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe.
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The current ten-speed automatic transmission gear is likely to give way for a quicker dual clutch transmission system. The new transmission system would combine with the car’s enhanced aerodynamics to give it the capacity to hit 60 mph in 4.2 seconds, top speed should be between 155 mph / 250 km/h. In terms of handling, a stiffer suspension system has been included while larger brakes have been used to enable efficient stopping of the car.
Price and release date
The car together with its counterpart, the LC Convertible, isn’t expected in the market until the year 2020. The current version of the LC model is going for about $92,995. The new LC F model is expected to cost more than $100,000.
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2020 Lexus LC F photos