In 2012, Lexus introduced the Lexus LF-LC concept during the Detroit Auto show. The concept was a favorite of many but from then on the automaker delayed its production leaving the masses waiting impatiently. After 2 tears many thought it would not make it into production.
But Lexus has decided to take the concept into production and launch it as a 3rd-series Lexus SC, a model which was last produced 7 years ago. The new model will carry the “ 2017 Lexus SC ” name tag.
2017 Lexus SC Exterior
The 2017 Lexus SC styling will be based mostly on the LF-LC concept. This means the vehicle will have a lightweight platform. Its body will be made of aluminum and carbon fiber. The outer profile will also be aggressive and highly aerodynamic. Some sources put its dimensions at 185 inches long, 75 inches wide and 53 inches tall.
Though the vehicle our spies spotted was under heavy camouflage, we are able to tell that it retains the automaker’s spindle grille. The 2-door coupe will also feature 18-inch alloy wheels. We also expect the vehicle to come with redesigned front and rear bumpers, modified LED headlights and taillights and daytime LED running lights. The front and back fenders will also be redesigned. We will inform you of more information once we get clearer shots of the 2017 Lexus SC.
2017 Lexus SC Interior
Our spies didn’t get close enough to look at the interior. However, we expect to see a lavishly designed interior. The coupe will accommodate four adults. The cabin will be upholstered in quality leather. The coupe will have a retractable roof made of light but durable aluminum.
The dashboard will have wood trim finishes. Other likely standard features include a state of the art infotainment system, satellite navigation and other modern technologies such as Bluetooth connectivity, Wi-Fi, Smartphone integration, USB inputs as well as a state of the art sound system. In matters safety, the vehicle will feature traction and stability control, rack and pinion steering wheel, enhanced airbags and seat belts among others.
Engine Specs and Performance
According to credible sources, the 2017 Lexus SC will come with two drive-train options; a conventional unit and a hybrid one. The conventional engine will be borrowed from the RC F. The unit is a 5.0 L V8 engine which is capable of producing 475 hp. Power will be sent to the rear wheels via the automaker’s 10-speed automatic transmission system.
The hybrid engine will be a pairing of a 3.5 L, V6 gasoline engine and an electric motor to produce more than 500 hp. The vehicle will feature torque vectoring among other engine technologies. The vehicle is expected to make the 0-60 mph run in about 5.5 seconds and achieve a top speed of 155 mph.
Price and release date
While it is still too early for Lexus to disclose its price or release date, we believe that the model will be released sometimes in the second half of 2016 failure to, and then the model will hit showrooms early 2017. The 2017 Lexus SC will have a price tag in the range of $ 100,000.
The main rivals of the 2017 Lexus SC when it hits the market will be BMW 6 series and Mercedes Benz SL Class.