Not a bad place to test a shiny new engine, then. Lexus hasn’t given us any information about said new engine, other than it is new, it will have a pair of turbos, it’s a V8, and…that it’s “destined for use in future road cars.”
Which is good news. The current 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 in the LC Coupe is a good one, no doubt, and with 471hp, isn’t shy of a horsepower or two. But a twin-turbo one will bring with it more power (one hopes), and even less shyness. Which is better. Take your guess as to exactly how much power, and how many liters said V8 will bring.
Elsewhere, Lexus will also test out other technologies in the racing LC Coupe that’ll also filter down to its road cars. Stuff like lightweighting, increased body stiffness, improved aero and driver assists.
And more stuff like lightweight wheels, “high-response shock absorbers,” and vehicle stability control upgrades.
We’ll bring you more news as we have it.
NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.