The Japanese press are reporting that the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept will turn in to a production Lexus LQ SUV with up to 671bhp.
At the start of this year, the Lexus LF-1 Limitless Concept arrived at the Detroit Motor Show as a look at what Lexus thinks is the future for a range-topping Lexus Crossover /SUV.
By late spring the LF-1 was back in the news after Lexus trademarked the ‘LQ’ moniker, which seems a perfect fit for a production take on the LF-1, turning it in to a range-topping Lexus LQ.
Now, the Japanese press are declaring that the LF-1 / LQ is heading for production by 2020, but that it will be a bit more than just a range-topping luxury SUV.
Yes, the entry-level LQ will arrive with the 3.5 litre twin-turbo from the LS 500 with enough power (around 425bhp) to make the LQ competitive and able. But it’s the promise of what will top out the LQ offering which is most interesting.
According to Spyder7 in Japan, it will come with the same 4.0 litre twin-turbo supposedly heading for the LC F – and no doubt electrical assistance – to deliver a supercar-bashing 660bhp and the sort of performance which will make the 641bhp Lamborghini Urus look nervously over its shoulder.
Is Lexus now brave enough to deliver such a potent SUV at the top of their range?