Lexus will be revealing a large sports coupé at the New York Motor Show next month and is planning an avalanche of hybrid motors following the success of the Toyota Prius.

Lexus will be revealing a large sports coupé at the New York Motor Show next month and is planning an avalanche of hybrid motors following the success of the Toyota Prius.

Dubbed the LF-C, the sports coupé has a high-output V8 engine and combines “performance, versatility and innovative luxury in a sleek package.” This is the company’s attempt to create a greater distinction between the Lexus and Toyota brands and to give the luxury Lexus a look that is more athletic and exciting.

There are more developments on the way from Lexus, according to with a deluge of new hybrid models being planned.

In 2005 a high-performance, four-wheel-drive version of the new GS (launched at this year’s Detroit Motor Show), called the GS350 GT will be released. This car will feature a 223 kW 3,5-litre V6 petrol engine in tandem with a 127 kW electric motor.

The LS500 GT is planned for the following year and will include a 298 kW 5,0-litre V8 engine along with a 149 kW electric motor.

An IS350 GT could also make an eventual appearance using the same V6 engine as the GS350 GT, it will not however, have an electric motor.

Original article from Car