Unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus LC 500 is the upcoming coupe model of the Japanese automobile luxury brand. The new coupe will be a variant of Lexus LF-LC and will be placed above other models in this lineup of cars. It’s full model name will be 2017 Lexus LC 500.
2017 Lexus LC 500 – Premium Style:
The upcoming Lexus car is based on all-new, premium GS luxury platform. It also features the new global architecture for luxury vehicles. However, the car borrows a lot of exterior design features from the LF-LC. Its entire exterior will look muscular and a bit aggressive, something which will give the car a sporty look.
The signature Lexus grille with a 3D mesh design will be available in the front end of 2017 Lexus LC 500. This feature will be complimented by other classic features such as LED headlamps, L-shaped LED DRLs, and two air vents. On the sides, the car will get pronounced fenders & skirts and 20-inch machined cast aluminum wheels. The rear end will look modern and stylish with multi-layered tail lamps, dual exhaust pipes and an active rear spoiler and diffuser.
The interior of 2017 Lexus LC 500 will feature the amazing Takumi craftsmanship. There will be Alcantara and other fine leather in most of the interior components, including seats, steering wheel, dashboard and center console. As for space, the cabin is roomy enough to offer comfortable rides in a wide range of roads. Moreover in the interior, the upcoming Lexus car feature a top-of-the-range infotainment system and other classic tech features. Some notable features on the center console will be LCD screens, a sports shifter, and a grab handle to offer support to passengers around corners. Being a modern and sports car, we are anticipating for features such as navigation, climate control and a number of connectivity options.
2017 Lexus LC 500 – Engine Information:
Under the hood of the 2017 Lexus LC 500, there will be a 5.0-liter V8 engine and an efficient transmission system. The engine produces 467 hp of power and 389 lb-ft of torque. It will be connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission system which transfers power to the rear wheels.
The sports coupe will take 4.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph. Its top speed is estimated at 155 mph. On the side of fuel economy, the vehicle is expected to record around 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. According to the carmaker, the powertrain will be a renovated one, so we expect low amounts of emissions from it.
Safety and Security:
You can look forward to a wide range of safety and security features in the upcoming Lexus coupe. Some of them include: rear-parking sensors, pre-collision system, seatbelts, automatic high beam, side airbags, all-speed dynamic adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist.
2017 Lexus LC 500 – Estimated Cost and Availability:
The 2017 Lexus LC 500 will sell at a fair price, and thus, will suit budgets of many buyers of luxury sports cars. You can expect to purchase the primary model at around $100,000. The price will be around $150,000 for trim levels. The car will appear in showrooms in the last quarter of 2016.
The following cars are expected to be the major rivals of the upcoming LC 500: Porsche 911 Turbo, Aston Martin DB9, Mercedes-Benz S-Class coupe, Bentley Continental GT and Ferrari California.