A sporty Prius appears.
Literally a fancier Fiesta.
>A report coming from Lexus Enthusiast is claiming the Japanese automaker has just trademarked the LC 500 and LC 500h names, the clearest indication yet of the future halo model’s official designation. The names also indicate other details, such as the likely use of a 5.0-liter V8, the very same one found in the RC F, which produces nearly 470 hp. And it should go without saying that the LC 500h will be a hybrid. Like the GS 450h, which uses a 3.5-liter V6, the hybrid system will add one liter. With that in mind, there are two possible engine configurations here: either an all-new 4.0-liter V6 or V8, or the 5.0-liter V8 hybrid setup found in the LS 600h. We’ll know more in the coming months because a 2016 launch is being targeted.
idk I kinda like it. V8 hybrid sounds cool. also reminds me of the Toyota FT1
I hate to say it but I actually like it how it looks; it needs to remove the chrome and excessive trim pieces though.
>DUDE LET'S JUST COAT EVERYTHING IN LEATHER LMAO XDD MUH LUGSHURY MUH HARD PLASTIC XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Everyone on /o/ hates this car. But why? I think it looks good. I love the interior. All of you cucks are just hating because you are all stuck driving 80's Japanese shitboxes and living in your mom's basement. You're just mad that you will never be able to experience the luxury and brilliance of modern vehicles, so you complain about it on a Taiwanese basket weaving forum.
>The 2UR-GSE is a 5.0 litre (4969 cc) engine fitted to the Lexus IS-F and RC-F. It is an all-alloy quad-cam, 32-valve V8 with Yamaha-designed high-flow cylinder heads, titanium inlet valves, high-lift camshafts and dual-length intake. It has D4-S gasoline port and direct injection, Dual VVT-i with electric VVT-iE inlet camshaft actuation. Bore is 94mm and stroke is 89.5mm.
wait what's wrong with this engine?
>not being curious about a new car
>the closes thing to the LFA
Guys what if it's the new SC?
What if the chassis is actually really good?
Guys what if there's a 3JZ-GTE..
What if it's the V10?
They copied the LFA.
>Being this autistic
The RCF underperformed not the engine, it was too heavy, the transmission was focused on something other than sport, and the chassis was built from scrap parts.
You're just like those Honda Civic faggots who boast about their low end torque but don't know how large first gear and a bigger diff ratio play into the mix.
The engine is great, makes great power, and his reliable, if it were put into a better car, it would have been amazing. It seems it's you who's gotten memed friend
I think it looks really good, actually - surprisingly close to the original LF-LC concept.
I wonder if anyone has ever actually seen these cars IRL - the polarizing design of the spindle grill is part of it's power. Every time I see one IRL I end up taking a second look because it's so stark and different from literally anything else. At first I wasn't sure whether I liked it (and to be fair there are a lot of little elements in the earlier "L-Finesse" cars I still find unattractive), but the end result is that it's grown on me.
The problem Lexus had before was that no one really noticed them - they looked more or less like any other Euro-inspired luxury vehicle.
No one can see this thing on the streets and not go "whoa wtf" and that's their goal.
>he actually gets the two confused.
I am a fan. I must say, this shit can't do no wrong today.
yeah it'll add 1 liter to the name. so like if a car has a 3.0L engine, it could be called an SC300. but if it has a hybrid system as well as the 3.0L, it would be called a SC400h. I think.
ooo now that would be a cool car. despite the silly grille, I still really like modern lexus.
idk man lexus has made some pretty handsome looking cars
I don't hate it
Closest concept to production carry over I have seen in a long time.
there are going to be people who find any car unattractive. looks are subjective. personally I find a lot of lexuses attractive. a lot of other people do as well. maybe not on /o/, but from what ive seen, people generally like the looks of modern lexus.
>Guys what if it's the new SC?
yes, if you're talking about the recent sc430
>What if the chassis is actually really good?
7/10 chance it'll be sc430 again
>Guys what if there's a 3JZ-GTE..
What if it's the V10?
GHAHAHAHAHAH it's more likely to get a 4 cylinder hybrid than a v10
Lexus has so far been the manufacturer to stray farthest away from the cliche design of cars. Everyone hates them for it, and for good reason, but in my opinion they have made a step in the right direction.
Is this going to be the halo car? Is the RCF GT3 going to be thrown away?
I highly doubt that a V10 will be coming.
However, it's practically a safe bet that we're going to see a higher performance model since Lexus is in a state of adding hybrid drive and turbocharging everything. We might even see a cheaper version with the 4.6L (maybe even the 3.5L) to target the 640i.
For 2016, though, Lexus says that they'll have a team racing the RC F in GT3. But have not announced if they'll be committed to a series or even what races they'll participate in.
None yet since there is only the one car for the press.
It's be nice if Lexus launched a configurator, but don't expect one soon. The car isn't going to be available until next year.
Darn. I always hated that muted brown/beige whatever color leather. Black or go home imo, though some white leather examples have bonered me.
Though imho any leather color other than black is terrible for any purpose than a luxury DD
There's also Paul Gentilozzi & Scott Pruett running a RCF GT3 in the Weathertech series's GTD class, but that effort isn't supposed to race until after the first two endurance races (Daytona & Sebring).
What the fuck are you talking about, this engine is bulletproof. If you have some actual facts, pls present them. Go on an ISF forum and there are plenty owners with over 100k miles with no issues at all (which is impressive for a high performance vehicle).
Keep posting, autist.
White Lexus interiors are grail.
>not liking the new LC
You're in the minority apparently.
Can't fathom how overwhelming the response had to be for a manufacturer to take a concept car with no intention for production and making it a real thing.
Thankfully there aren't that many people with your shit taste.
>your shit taste
You like a car with a HUGE chrome hourglass grille, a bizarre as fuck A-pillar and beltline and shitty angry-eyes headlights looks good and you are calling my taste shit? LOL
25 years from now they'll all be scrapped. Modern cars are too complex to keep on the road for several decades, once they discontinue all of the little computers that control every single thing on the car anything that stops working will be irreparable.
>may may be be he's right?
Do you think soy based interiors will last? What about plant derived wire sheaths? Do you think your touchscreen will make it for 25years of wildly variable climate? How about the one step water based paints, are they supreme? Do you see a tiny GDI turbocharger spinning at 200k RPM making it to 200k+ on conventional fuel economy oil? Tell me the future.
WHY DOES IT HAVE TO HAVE SO MANY EDGES
Seriously, are modern cars designed by 12 year olds? Dont get me wrong Im not your typical /o/fag who hates everything made outside 1985-93 but why did they have to go this far? IMHO audi nailed it perfectly with their 2013 design, why is everything so sharp now?
Because they need to fit more shit in there to comply with various global safety organizations and if it doesn't become a big bar of soap (like your Audi) then it becomes this.
Face it, your cool sleek cars are gone.
>3 things that ruin how the car looks
>DURR HURR THAT'S ALL YOU CARE ABOUT
You're fucking stupid.
The Fiat 500 is ugly too. It looks like the old one had sex with one of those soap-shaped ford taurus and raised it on an american diet.
>daily reminder that every other car in its class also comes standard with an automatic
old farts with $100k to spend on a vehicle aren't interested in living out their boy-racer fantasies from their teens.
Equipping a car with a manual isn't hard for any big automaker really.
We can only assume that the Lexus market research team did their homework and discovered that the majority of potential buyers for this thing would prefer an automatic.
BMW does offer a 6MT on the 6-Series, but how many of those variants they actually sell? Probably a lot less than the automatic.