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The original Lexus SC coupe was a car that many believed to be ahead of its time. It was wildly successful and still maintains a strong following of loyalists. The SC nameplate was discontinued in 2010 after the second generation failed to share the same success as the first. A report from Autoblog indicates that after five years on the shelf, Lexus is looking to bring back the SC with a bang. Rumors indicate a large, powerful, luxury coupe that will be built on the next-generation LS platform. Aimed squarely at the Mercedes SL and BMW 6 Series, the SC will feature a 5.0 liter V8, from the current RC F, along with a hybrid and turbo version. Powertrains will be mated to the industry’s first 10-speed automatic and feature the same torque vectoring system found in the RC F. Pricing is still vague, but is expected to range anywhere from $80,000 to $150,000, when it joins the Lexus lineup as a 2017 model.