The Lexus LC is currently available in two guises, the LC 500 as well as the LC 500h, with the former being sold here in Malaysia. While both are pretty impressive in their own right, there are those that are still hoping for a high-performance variant that wears the ‘F’ badge.

It appears Lexus is listening as our spy photographers have managed to capture what is likely a LC F test mule undergoing testing with the A90 Toyota Supra in close proximity. Based on these photos, there’s a lot going on with the hotter LC, starting with the prominent heat exchangers occupying the lower corners behind the front bumper.

As you can see, the company didn’t even bother covering these areas at all, allowing us to clearly see that the unit on the left side of the vehicle is significantly larger than the one on the right. This lopsided setup could be a temporary measure as part of the development process, but expect the final product to receive a more aggressive-looking bumper with larger corner inlets than on the standard car.

This need for extra cooling might be a result of the company looking to extract more power from the 5.0 litre naturally-aspirated V8, which makes 470 hp and 540 Nm of torque in the LC 500. With more power (and potentially less weight), expect the LC F to be faster in the 0-100 km/h sprint – the LC 500 completes it in 4.4 seconds.

Aside from the busy front end, the rest of the car remains largely unchanged until you arrive at the rear. Here, the arrangement of the stacked exhaust pipes mimic those on other Lexus F models like the RC F and GS F. Look a little closer and you’ll also see this LC comes with drilled brake disc rotors.

Given the crude manner in which some of these features are presented on the mule, we reckon the LC F won’t make its debut anytime soon. Are you looking forward to the Japanese grand tourer being transformed into a track-focused machine?

GALLERY: Lexus LC 500 Coupe