The concept of the Lexus LC 500 coupe got incepted in August 2011 from the Peddle Beach Concours d’ Elegance. Overly impressed by the jaw-dropping Ferrari 250 GTO’s specifications (as well as aspects which he didn’t see) Akio Toyota, President cum CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, thought for a paradigm shift, a revolution. Despite the high success of Lexus in the US, he decided that the time had come to reveal the new 2018 Lexus LC 500.
This new Lexus is all in readiness to turn the tables upside down with its spine-tingling performance. Rumors hold that this up approaching Lexus will not just be alluring to the eyes but eye-opening to drive as well.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Exterior Overview
Starting off from its platform, this new Lexus trim rides on GA or Global Architectural structure. At the first gander, 2018 Lexus LC 500 closely resembled LF-LC auto concept which was witnessed 3 years back. Its curvaceous body, gigantic back end fenders and tapering rooftop, makes it appear almost like its non-hybrid version.
With 112.9 inches of wheelbase, this new Lexus trim falls 4 inches short of the LS 460 Sedan. Its multi-material surface and low center-of-gravity account for stunning handling.
2018 Lexus LC 500 will roll upon 21-inch wheels, and its makers have also tweaked its frontal suspensions with bespoke ones. Latest LED frontal burners along with 3 more in its cage, air vents for engine stabilizing, rear taillights and semi-reflective finish will also be observed. All amplify the oomph of this fresh trim giving it that razor sharp guise.
2018 Lexus LC 500 will redefine comfort and luxury. Its technological upgrades such as new dash, electronic stability feature, and 12-way adjustable front seats will enhance the driving experience.
Pioneer stereo systems along with Mark Levinson audio system will also intrigue travelers who like to tune into ear-pleasing music. Its interior will also have modified safety aspects such as radar cruise control, highly impressive brakes, windshield devices and a pre-collision system.
Its dash will come with a 12-inch display screen for navigation and infotainment. The possibility of Bluetooth connectivity is also there. The cabin will be nice and spacious with ample space between seats.
Underneath its bonnet will reside a 5.0-liter V8 power plant with an output of 398 lb-ft of torque and 471 HP of power. Its rate of acceleration is believed to hit 0-60 mph in just 4.5 seconds.
Its lesser hybrid LC 500 H trim, will incorporate a V6 3.5-liter single electric powertrain along with a battery set in the trunk. Power output will be around 354 HP.
Both these engines will have a 10-speed auto transmission. Fuel efficient details are yet unknown, but it will definitely be more as compared to its predecessors.
Price, Competition and Release Date
2018 Lexus LC 500 is likely to come out in 2017 March, but official announcements haven’t yet been made. Its price could possibly cross the 6 digit figure, but it is not known as well. Competition come from BMW 6 series and Mercedes –Benz S-Class coupe.