Lexus will replace the 5.0-liter engine with a new twin-turbo V8

Lexus will replace the 5.0-liter engine with a new twin-turbo V8

December 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Lexus has confirmed the introduction of the new V8 dual-supercharger designed for sports and flagship cars of the Japanese brand.

Lexus is still busy developing a new twin-supercharged V8 engine that will replace the modern five-liter naturally aspirated V8. This conclusion can be drawn from the statement of the Toyota Gazoo Racing motorsport team, which affirmatively answered the question about participating in the next 24-hour marathon “24 hours of the Nurburgring” with the Lexus LC coupe.

As noted in the message, next year the team will use a number of new technologies in the race, including the absolutely unique twin-turbo V8, which will go into the installation of future road versions of the car, including sports models.

As we know, we are talking about an eight-cylinder engine with a working volume of four liters. The turbine unit will be replaced by a five-liter naturally aspirated engine with a capacity of 477 horsepower.