Lexus is dropping its hat into the high-performance SUV arena…but only in the Middle Eastern market for now. The Lexus LX 570 Supercharger could become a direct threat to the likes of Land Rover, Cadillac and others should it dare to dip its toes Stateside. Lexus is entering high-performance SUV arena with an LX 570 Supercharger special edition. It will only be offered in the Middle East, which could be a market-testing strategy for the brand.
The Lexus LX has been around since 1996 and is typically considered a simple luxury SUV, nothing to brag about beneath the hood. The standard 2014 Lexus LX packs a 5.7-liter V8 kicking out 383 horses attached to a starting price of $83,000 USD. The LX 570 Supercharger will keep the same engine but kick it up to–you guessed it, 570 horses via a supercharger. The supercharged Lexus LX will have a six-speed automated gearbox.