Lexus LC 500 (2017) – a new sports coupe from the Japanese automaker, the world premiere of which took place at the Detroit Auto Show in 2016. The prototype for the new items served concept LC-LF, which is shown here, but even in 2012.
If you look at the exterior of the new Lexus LS 500, it really is a lot like the above prototype. And if a huge brand lattice shaped as an hourglass, we have become accustomed to the lighting design, the roof line and side air intakes Japanese borrowed from the source code without major changes.
For cars there are two variants of 20-inch wheels and one wheel design 21-inch. Interior of the new Lexus LC (2017) decorated with high-quality materials, including leather, Alcantara and even magnesium. Standard seats can be replaced with sports more pronounced lateral support. The base model relies music company Pioneer, but extra charge is offered Mark Levinson.
Overall length of the new Lexus LS is 4760 mm, the value of the wheelbase is 2870, width – 1920, height – 1 345. The base coupe lay an entirely new RWD platform front-engine GA-L, which was later transferred to the next generations of some models of Lexus. When the engine is shifted over the front axle, and the mass ratio of the axes is 52:48. To improve weight distribution battery is moved to the trunk, and the seats are shifted closer to the center.
The manufacturer claims that the design of the new LC500 turned out so tough and durable (it uses carbon fiber and composites), which surpassed the Lexus LFA supercar, with its carbon-fiber chassis. All this, combined with specially tuned suspension, helped give the coupe an incredibly precise handling and phenomenal stability.
The movement Lexus LC 500 leads the 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8, familiar brands RC F and “charged” sedan F GS. Force then it did not, so that it produces the same 477 hp and 519 Nm of torque. But it was first installed on an LC latest 10-band automatic transmission firm Aisin, which proved to be even more compact and lighter that eight-speed that used on other models of the company.
Exact dynamic performance of the new Lexus LC 500 (2017) is not specified. According to the manufacturer, to accelerate from zero to hundreds coupe spends about 4.5 seconds, while the same rate and heavier RC F, so wait for the exact information. The exhaust system is equipped with valves that are opened directly in sport mode, or do so after 3500 rev/min as standard. Later in the series expected emergence of hybrid versions LC 500h.
Models & Prices.
According to preliminary data, sales of the new Lexus LS 500 in the United States will begin no earlier than spring 2017 at a price of about $100,000. On the limited edition model is not reported, so that it can be assumed that the car will be, though not massive, but there will be very piece, as the same LFA, released in 500 copies.