Spied: Lexus LF-LC

Lexus is readying a new flagship coupe.

Lexus' upcoming LF-LC flagship coupe has been spied again, this time testing in Europe. The last time we saw a prototype Lexus LF-LC it was undergoing shakedown testing in Southern California.

Likely to make its debut sometime next year, the LF-LC — which was first shown in concept form at the 2012 Detroit auto show — is believed to be based on a shortened version of the rear-wheel drive platform that will underpin the next-generation Lexus LS sedan. That new LS could debut as early as this week at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Caught testing alongside a BMW 6-Series Coupe, the LF-LC will be more of a grand tourer than all-out sports car. Despite that GT designation, the LF-LC should offer plenty of performance, with the coupe's base engine rumored to be the same 5.0L V8 found beneath the hood of the RC F. A V6 hybrid is also thought to be in the works, as is a fire-breathing F model with 600 horsepower from a twin-turbocharged V8.

Not much else is know about the Lexus LF-LC at this time, but the spiritual successor to the SC could make its first public appearance at an auto show in 2016.

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