The new Lexus halo car, the Lexus LC-F is getting a very powerful engine option. Lexus will be replacing the regular car’s 5.0L DOHC V8 for an all-new 4.0L Twin-turbocharged V8. The engine is actually the exact same engine they will be fielding at the 24 Hours Of Nurburgring in their new LC500 racecar. But the real shocker is the power output. It’s long been rumored at around 600. But recent reports suggest more is on the way.
The motor will be producing as much as 660 horsepower and 480 LB-FT of torque, routed through a specialized flappy-paddle 10-speed gearbox, a variation of the same gearbox used today. That horsepower figure nearly matches the last-gen Ferrari 488 GTB. It doesn’t make much torque, but it will probably be a high-strung rev-happy motor, if Lexus’s past projects are any indication. However, this thing will never compete with Ferrari’s. Instead, it seems Lexus IS aiming for the 911 Turbo, Nissan GT-R Nismo and the Mercedes-AMG GTR. Again, while the engine doesn’t make nearly as much torque as both of those, it makes a good 83 horsepower more than the GTR, 20 more than the new 911 Turbo, and 60 more than the current Nissan GT-R Nismo.
Obviously this is going to be a fast car, and with a price tag to match. Expect pricing around $200,000 USD, more or less.