We’ve been ready for years for Lexus to present us extra F vehicles. Thus far solely a single F automobile exists within the RC F. There’s the IS500 F Sport Efficiency, however in accordance with how Lexus has arrange its efficiency arm, it’s not a full-blown F automobile. And all the things else is F Sport, that means it both appears quick, or appears quick with a little bit of dealing with. The introduction of the idea automobile LC bought our hopes up. But, while it’s powered by the identical V8 within the IS500 and RC F, it’s no efficiency automobile, and Lexus by no means talked about whether or not or not an LC F would ever come into existence. That’s about to alter. Type of.
Lexus has debuted a restricted version LC referred to as the LC Edge. It’s the closest factor you’ll get to a efficiency model of the LC except you tune one your self. And it’ll solely be for Japan. Setting this LC other than common variations is totally on its exterior. It will get completed in a matte white paint job with black accents on locations just like the headlights and mirror caps and a black rear deck spoiler. There’s a delicate distinction you may discover on the entrance facia.
Fitted on the decrease sides of the entrance bumper are small canards that Lexus says enhance airflow and downforce, which helps with steering and high-speed stability. In fact with this being Lexus, they didn’t need the canards to look as in the event that they have been simply tacked on, so Lexus developed what it says is the world’s first resin molding know-how to particularly mildew the canards.
Inside it’s largely the identical, which implies it’s simply as great-trying and well-built as the skin. The Edge does get the choice of some leather-based seats lined in a colour referred to as Kachiiro blue, a hue of blue often called a successful colour in Japan.
The LC’s V8 hasn’t been upgraded, however Lexus engineers did scale back the friction of among the engine’s transferring components for smoother energy supply. An underfloor brace has additionally been added that will increase structural rigidity. Out again, the limited-slip differential has been returned in addition to an aluminum suspension member that Lexus says additional will increase physique rigidity and helps with steering stability. The automobile was repeatedly examined on the observe at Toyota’s technical heart in Shimoyama.
If you need considered one of these, apart from having to dwell in Japan, you’d should act rapidly. Lexus is barely making 60 of the LC Edge, and so they’re not low cost. The LC Edge goes for 17.6 million Yen, which works out to only underneath $126,000, practically $26,000 greater than a daily LC. Whereas these mods won’t sound like a lot, I’d take one in a heartbeat simply so I may have a look at that beautiful physique work on a regular basis.