The automotive giant Toyota no longer relies on its V8 engines. The Lexus LC F should go by the wayside …
According to a rumor from the Land of the Rising Sun, the Japanese manufacturer Toyota has stopped the development of its V8 engines. An announcement that could spell the end of the Lexus LC F , initially expected with an 8-cylinder biturbo block …
Following the economic crisis caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese giant has chosen to focus on turbocharged V6 engines, as well than on electrified groups rather than continuing to move forward and invest in V8s. In short, nothing surprising with current antipollution standards and minimal sales of this type of sporty model.
AN ENGINE THAT WAS EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 600 HORSEPOWER
Mag-X media doesn’t give a lot of details though. If the information turns out to be correct, it would mean that the twin-turbo V8 engine developed for the competition version of the Lexus LC expected this year at the Nürburgring 24 Hours has been canceled. As you can see, Lexus, the premium brand of the parent company Toyota, was committed to “offering” this engine in future production cars and would probably have done so for the LC F.
Last June, another report, still from Japan, announced that Lexus had decided to stop the LC F project for financial reasons. Unfortunately for fans, the sources agree. This V8 was to “cub” 4.0 liters and display around 600 horsepower.
VOLKSWAGEN SAYS GOODBYE TO ITS DIESEL V8
For its part, the German rival Volkswagen has just announced the end of its V8 TDI , which still took place under the hood of the Touareg.