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.