Lexus LF prototype
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Lexus LF prototype front 3/4
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Lexus LF prototype front
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Lexus LF prototype side
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Lexus LF prototype profile
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Lexus LF prototype rear 3/4
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Lexus LF prototype 3/4
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Lexus LF prototype rear
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2018 Lexus LF rear
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2018 Lexus LF prototype front
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2018 Lexus LF front 3/4
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2018 Lexus LF prototype rear 3/4
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2018 Lexus LF rear 3/4
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2018 Lexus LF prototype rear
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2018 Lexus LF prototype rear
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Lexus has been preparing a production version of the LF-LC concept for some time now. The coupe would fill at least part of the void left by the culmination of the LFA's production run, albeit at a much lower market position. And judging by these latest spy shots, it looks like it's finally getting down to it.

Spotted undergoing testing in Germany around the neighborhood of the Nürburgring, this camouflaged prototype provides us with our first glimpse at what the production LC will look like. It's still hard to tell with all those swirls encircling its bodywork, but the production version looks poised to adopt a form derived from the concept first seen at the Detroit Auto Show way back in 2012. Just don't expect the details to be quite as extreme as those on the show car.

It may also be too early to determine what's under the hood, but the signs point towards implementation of the 5.0-liter V8 from the RC-F. A twin-turbo version of the same engine in the form of an LC-F could follow with even more power, while a hybrid V6 is also said to be in the cards. If you're having trouble imaging what it would go up against in the marketplace, though, our spy photographers on the ground inform us that Lexus has been benchmarking this prototype against a BMW 6 Series, Porsche 911, and Maserati GranTurismo. That'd put it in good company, and we're looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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