Although the prototype uses the hybrid LS500h’s rear bumper and has no visible exhaust outlets, the spy photographer noted the car was much louder than a regular Lexus.
Rumours indicate the LS F may feature a twin-turbo V8 rather the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 doing service in the RC F and GS F, as well as the new LC500 coupe.
Evidence for the LS-F is bolstered by the fact that Lexus recently patented the name “LS-F.” We’d hope for a an LS with the same naturally-aspirated V8 as the LC500 gets. Ultimately, the release of an LS-F would be further proof that Lexus is moving in the upward direction slowly but with assurance and steadiness behind its pace.
Should this be a more powerful and dynamic derivative of the Lexus LS, then expect it to offer the same big numbers as produced by the Mercedes-AMG S-Class. Lexus may solve the mystery pretty soon too, as the car could be heading to the Frankfurt Motor Show either in production or concept form.