Rumoured in January 2010, it’s now confirmed that Lexus will slowly cease selling its slow SC430 next month in the US.

But, it will return, packing a hybrid electric drivetrain with a new V8 in 2014. So aside from a handful of special edition models, the SC430 has soldiered on largely unchanged for about a decade now.

The next generation SC though is slated to arrive sometime in 2014, packing a 5.0L V8 and a hybrid drivetrain that should be good for 400-500bhp. The Lexus SC600h – as it’s tentatively dubbed – would be a fitting replacement to the SuperGT racer that’s been running in the Japanese touring car series for the last several years – unless Lexus decides the LFA is a more worthy combatant.


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