Right now it seems like everyone is busy making compact SUVs, city cars, hybrid options and going in the general direction of a more compact and green future, and Lexus is all like “Hey! Let’s bring back the great big SC badge for another rumble!” Ok, those were certainly not the words of Lexus, but it is an interesting angle for them to take and therefore it has piqued interest.
The Lexus SC emerged around 1991 and ran through 2010. It was a luxurious grand tourer with a front engine, rear wheel drive layout and a big old fashioned thirsty V8 engine. The models were designed by top-notch talents from California to Europe, and if it returns for a third act it would provide a perhaps welcomed option on the changing market. What will the latest installment of the Lexus SC have to offer? Let us take a sneak peek at the possibilities:
The next-gen Lexus SC potential at a glance:
- This early in the game, there is mostly speculation to make sense of, but the rumors are exciting.
- It could be the first-ever vehicle to utilize a special 10-speed automated transmission. As if that isn’t fantastic enough, she may also get the Lexus RC-F’s torque vectoring mechanism for RWD.
- The chassis is said to be the next-gen Lexus LS sedan and there may be 3 engine options: a 5.0-liter V8, a twin-turbocharged version of that good for around 600 horsepower, and a hybrid version kicking out approximately 500 horsepower.
- To put those figures into perspective, the sleek and aggressive Lexus RC-F produces 467 horses and is serving as the brand’s runner up to their LFA supercar.
While design is not selected just yet, it will likely maintain that current pronounced grille and hold some of the styling from the LFA and RC-F cars. Stay tuned for more information on what is next from Lexus.