Lexus announced the development of the twin-turbo V8 engine. The Japanese firm intends to test the new engine for racing coupe LC within the daily marathon “24 hours nürburgring”. In the future, the turbo will appear on road cars, including sports cars.
While Lexus does not report details about the new turbo engine, but insiders claim that we are talking about an eight-cylinder engine capacity of 4.0 liters and output of around 600 horsepower. In the range of Lexus, “byturbulence” will eventually replace the naturally-aspirated V8 5.0-impact 477 horsepower (540 Nm of torque).
Probably the first new power unit will appear on the “charged” models F. Not excluded that the first bearer of the turbo engine is high-performance coupe Lexus LC-F.
Two months ago, the firm Lexus has registered the trademark LX 600 in the USA. It is possible that “six” version of the Lexus will also equip the lighter and more economical supercharged unit: this would enable the Japanese firm to meet the stringent environmental regulations coming into force in 2021.
The debut of the Twin-Turbo V8 will take place on may 21 next year at the Nurburgring. In 2020, Lexus will participate in the endurance race in fourteenth time.