New Twin-Turbo 600bhp V8 And A Roof Chop Slated For The Lexus LC

With the LC coupe already raising awareness and interest in the Lexus brand, executives are planning to expand the range with a convertible and an 'F' halo model

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Lexus - New Twin-Turbo 600bhp V8 And A Roof Chop Slated For The Lexus LC - Japanese

The drop-dead gorgeous Lexus LC will spawn a convertible and a hotter version, according to reports.

As Lexus’ flagship coupe, and the car that has massively ramped up general interest in the brand, the LC is about to become the cash cow that the Japanese brand can milk in markets across the globe.

Lexus - New Twin-Turbo 600bhp V8 And A Roof Chop Slated For The Lexus LC - Japanese

The way the car looks, it’s tough to argue against the commercial case for a drop-top. That’s true especially in America, where you can easily envisage the car in the pictures, officially just the LF-C2 concept from late 2014, rolling its creamy-smooth way along multiple famous boulevards and beach fronts. Auto Express says that the open-air project is guaranteed for production.

The convertible would get the same engines as the hard-top, so expect V8-engined LC500 and V6 hybrid LC500h versions.

Lexus - New Twin-Turbo 600bhp V8 And A Roof Chop Slated For The Lexus LC - Japanese

Also in the pipeline is a hot F-badged model. Potentially with power from a development of the 5.0-litre V8 already seen in the LC500, Lexus could also introduce a new twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with as much as 600bhp.

It would get the kind of styling upgrades you’d expect, like bonnet vents, a large spoiler and flared wheel arches. Although at this stage we can only imagine it, a more muscular LC looks amazing in our heads.

Source: Auto Express