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Lexus LF-LC Concept set to replace LFA – report

December 10, 2013

A car based on the Lexus LF-LC concept is set to go into production as a replacement for the much-loved LFA, becoming the company’s new “halo” model above the RC F Coupe. The news comes almost six months after we reported Lexus was keen to put the LF-LC into production.

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Although Lexus has previously pointed to a replacement for the LFA, there has been no confirmation it would be based on the LF-LC until now. The latest comes from Haruhiko Tanahashi, the brains behind the LFA. He said in a recent Autocar report that a car based on the LF-LC concept was already in development.

Tanahashi also said the company’s next supercar would sit above the RC F Coupe but at a lower price point than the hugely expansive LFA. The RC F is expected to make its debut at the Detroit Auto Show, featuring a 5.0-litre V8 engine.

Lexus International executive vice president Mark Templin has also confirmed an LFA replacement was in the works but didn’t point to it being based on the LF-LC concept. Templin says the company hoped to produce more F-model cars as a sub-brand, much like its German opposition BMW and Mercedes-Benz with their M models and AMG series.

This is exciting news for fans of the amazing LFA and people who want to see more supercar focus from the Lexus stable.

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.