The new version of the “charged” coupe Lexus LC F may never appearJune 25, 2020
According to unofficial reports, the Japanese premium automaker decided to postpone the creation of a new version of its high-performance coupe Lexus LC F. The financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic is to blame.
According to reports from Japanese automotive publications, the highly-anticipated high-performance Lexus LC F will not appear soon. The project was canceled “due to economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.”
Prototypes of the “charged” news were first discovered about two years ago. The car could become a serious competitor to the Bavarian flagship coupe BMW M8 and, probably, could become the fastest production model of Lexus, overshadowing the iconic Lexus LFA.
Now the publication claims that Lexus decided to stop creating the car because of the huge financial costs necessary to complete the development of the car and its actual introduction to the market.
All previous rumors indicated that the “charged” Lexus LC F should have used the newly developed 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. In fact, Lexus confirmed that it was developing such an engine at the end of last year to participate in the 24-hour race on the Nurburgring race track (Germany) this year. This race was supposed to take place in May, but due to a pandemic, the coronavirus was postponed to September. At that time, Lexus noted that this engine would later be used “on future automaker sports cars.”
However, since then, the coronavirus pandemic has turned the world upside down, and the brand’s plans seem to be “in the air.”
According to a foreign publication, Lexus engineers will continue to develop the 4.0-liter V8 engine, which is likely to be used in the brand’s SUVs, and will also allow Toyota to use it in its large pickup trucks in North America.
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