There is no question regarding the dominating abilities of the Nissan GT-R in the realm of Japanese supercars, but could a possible Lexus LC-F dethrone the champion?
If you know a thing or two about legendary Japanese supercars, you’d know that the Lexus LFA is one of the greatest among the bunch of samurai warriors on a budget. Except the LFA is pretty darn expensive, not even close to a GT-R in price or availability. Yup, it’s very rare.
So, the prospect of a Japanese supercar that can compete with the GT-R could be humored with the Lexus LC-F, even if the Acura NSX is still around. A performance version of the wonderful LC 500, a car which is pretty expensive already might sway fans in the direction of Lexus if prices are right.
The standard LC 500 is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine which is good enough for 471-hp so we’re guessing a supercharged version could push things to north of 600-hp. 0-60 mph times should dip to match, but we’re not sure you can go toe to toe with the Godzilla’s insane sub 3 second acceleration time.
If you’re looking to buy the LC 500, you probably know it weighs around 1,941 kg (4,280 lbs) which means it’s a pretty heavy lady. Certainly, if an LC F version is to be introduced – it must shed plenty of weight to compete with the GT-R.