Rumors About 2017 Lexus LF-LC 986-hp Hybrid Powertrain
We already wrote about the fabulous 2017 Lexus LF-LC concept, but now we have more news. This remarkable coupe will probably get an impressive powertrain, which would place this among the most prominent supercars today. At first we thought that the 2017 LF-LC will come with a V-10 engine. According to some rumors, the 2017 Lexus LF-LC will have a hybrid powertrain which will have almost double power output than we initialy thought. It’s hard to believe that production of this kind of car has an economy logic which justifies the investment. However, similar approach is employed with the Bugatti Veyron, which isn’t directly profitable, but it manages to contribute to the image of the company. We assume that the price of the 2017 Lexus LF-LC won’t be high enough to cover the cost of the production, but that’s how the Toyota company tries to improve its premium brand. Of course, the 2017 LF-LC will be significantly more affordable than the Veyron, but we have to bear in mind that this is still a high-performance supercar which isn’t available to everyone and their brother.
2017 Lexus LF-LC Concept Becomes Production Car
When the 2017 Lexus LF-LC was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, the majority of the automotive public thought that it is just a concept, which will donate some of its parts and achievements to the future Lexus models. Surprisingly or not, this 2+2 coupe will become a production car which will promote the Lexus brand among the most preeminent supercars’ brands. This way the other, more affordable, Lexus models will get an aura of the LF-LC high-performance car.
Stunning Hybrid Powertrain Of 2017 Lexus LF-LC
At first we thought that the 2017 Lexus LF-LC will be powered by a 4.8-liter V-10 engine, which is able to generate 550 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. It’s impossible to say with certainty, but there were some estimations which said that this engine would accelerate the 2017 LF-LC from 0 to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds. This is a great engine, which is exactly what a supercar fan would love to get. However, some recent rumors said that the 2017 Lexus LF-LC will have a hybrid powertrain. This hybrid powertrain is called the TS040 Hybrid. It consists of a 3.7-liter V-8 gas engine and an electric motor. While the internal combustion V-8 engine delivers 513 horsepower, the electric motor provides additional 473 horsepower, so the overall power output of the powertrain is 986 horsepower! The V-8 engine sends its power to the rear wheels. On the other hand, the electric motor provides the power to all four wheels.
2017 Lexus LF-LC Price
Although the rumors about the TS040 hybrid powertrain are not reliable, the mere possibility of installing it in the 2017 Lexus LF-LC is exciting enough. If they manage to make a high-performance car with almost 1000 horsepower, this car will become a significant part of the automotive history. As for the price, like we already wrote earlier, the 2017 LF-LC won’t cost less than $200,000.