The previous model of the SC has been manufactured until 2010 and despite it has been on the market for a lot of time, it hasn’t been the most successful car Lexus ever made mostly because it did not drive all that great and its design was outdated as soon as it was launched. Not too long ago Lexus announced that they were going to revive the SC brand and even though at first everyone was a bit skeptic, they released a great looking concept for the car back in 2013 and from the looks of it, it seems that the 2017 Lexus SC is going to be made and it will most likely be available for sale starting with the end of 2016.
Unfortunately it is unclear for now what type of platform or engines the new car is going to use but it is quite likely that it will get a similar platform to that of the GS, but with more lightweight materials as well as composites that will allow Lexus to build a stiffer chassis that would be more suitable for a performance car.
2017 Lexus SC Price
The price will likely be around $90,000 for a base model while a possible hybrid could go as far as $120,000 which would be right where most of its competitors are.
2017 Lexus SC Engine
Engine wise, the base model of the SC will likely use the same naturally aspirated 5 liter V8 from the RC-F which will provide around 467 horsepower and little over 380 lb-ft of torque, enough to make this lightweight sports car quite faster. The top of the range model on the other hand will use a bespoke hybrid drivetrain that will most likely use a 2 liter engine coupled with three electric motors for a total power of more than 500 horsepower, allowing the SC to hit 60 MPH in less than 3 seconds thanks to the standard all wheel drive system and the massive amount of torque from those electric motors.
Exterior And Interior
While Lexus hasn’t really said anything about the exterior of the production car, it seems that the 2017 Lexus SC is going to share a lot of its design with the LF-LC concept car, so it will get a similar shape to that of the LFA but the front end will be even more aggressive with the usual Lexus spindle grille. It is not known for now if the car will be a coupe or a cabriolet but early reports suggest that it may be a hard-top cabriolet which would allow Lexus to tackle both market segments. Its interior will be just as luxurious and comfortable as that of the RC-F and it will in fact share a lot of elements with it.