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These Three Super Coupes are Worth Waiting For

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Lexus LC500 Coupe

Brute Force | VLF Force 1 V10
You may know the name Henrik Fisker from the eponymous car company once based in Orange County. That startup gave us the Karma – a high-end, plug-in electric hybrid beauty – before going belly-up in 2013. (A Chinese conglomerate purchased the bankrupt company and last year announced plans to restart production.) Before that, Fisker (the man) was a designer best known for penning modern classics like the BMW Z8 and Aston Martin DB9. His latest work has him partnered with retired GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz for a low-volume, high-performance supercar based on the raucous Dodge Viper. The VLF Force 1 V10 promises greater output than the already potent Viper to the tune of 745 hp and 638 lb-ft. of torque, enough to rocket the VLF Force 0 to 60 mph in a claimed three seconds flat. The VLF interior is also decidedly more upscale, awash in fine diamond-stitched leather, suede and Alcantara. There’s even a champagne bottle holder, perfect for toasting your acquisition of this rare exotic: VLF plans on making 50 examples, each priced at $268,500. :: vlfautomotive.com

Eye Q | Infiniti Q60
The handsome, all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe has a rich lineage, dating back to the original smash hit G35 Coupe launched in 2002 and followed by the evolved and equally impressive G37 six years later. The new Q was concocted using a similar formula, promising the same blend of fun driving dynamics, advanced technology, luxurious surroundings and sleek design. The range-topping Q60 will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 capable of 400 hp and 350 lb-ft. of torque. Interior niceties include modern accents like aluminum, black wood and carbon fiber; and options like red or white leather with contrast stitching. Pricing has not been announced. The 2015 Q60 (essentially a refreshed G37) had a starting price around $41,000. The new 2017 Q60 Coupe will go on sale later this year. :: infinitiusa.com

Supercar Lite | Lexus LC 500 Coupe
Miss out on owning the Lexus LFA? You’re not alone. Lexus reportedly hand built just 500 of the V-10-powered carbon fiber supercars priced at $375,000 – a staggering price tag for a company best known for its dependable, relatively affordable and, let’s be honest, borderline bland luxury rides. Four years later, Lexus has distilled some LFA technology and audacity into a more attainable package. The 2017 Lexus LC 500 is stunning with its low, wide, and aggressive stance. It’s everything a sports car should be – and, thus, everything a Lexus has never been known for. The LC 500 will be powered by the brand’s existing 5.0-liter V-8 making 467 hp and 389 lb-ft. of torque routed to the rear rubber by an all-new 10-speed automatic transmission. Inside, the LC 500 is true to Lexus form: soft leather and other high-end materials; advanced electronics and entertainment; and supreme comfort. Pricing will reportedly be in the neighborhood of $100,000 when the car goes on sale later this year. :: lexus.com






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