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2017 Lexus LC 500

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467 hp 389 lb-ft n/a n/a
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8 Length 187.4 in (4760 mm)
Displacement 303 cu in (4959 cc) Width 75.6 in (1920 mm)
Power 467 hp (348 kW) @ 7100 rpm Height 53 in (1345 mm)
Torque 389 lb-ft (527 Nm) @ 4800 rpm Weight n/a
Redline 7300 rpm Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) n/a
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile n/a
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking n/a
Driveline Top Speed n/a
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 10 Speed Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 245/45 ZR20 Manufacturer's Origin Japan
Tire Size - Rear 275/40 ZR20 Base Price n/a
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All-New Lexus LC 500 Makes Debut at NAIAS

Published: Tue Jan 12, 2016 by Marko P.  |  Source: Lexus
The new production model shares many of the key design elements, proportions and 
visual dynamism of the concept car that inspired it.
The new production model shares many of the key design elements, proportions and visual dynamism of the concept car that inspired it.

Lexus has revealed the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe at the North American Motor Show. This provocative, athletic flagship coupe makes the strongest statement yet about Lexus' future product direction.

The new production model shares many of the key design elements, proportions and visual dynamism of the concept car that inspired it. The LC 500's visual appeal is defined by an athletic aerodynamic shape. It features sensual curves, emotional forms, an available flowing carbon-fiber roof (glass roof standard), helping create a low, wide imposing stance that comes together for a highly functional, passionate package.

The LC 500's front fascia features a powerful interpretation of Lexus' distinctive grille, bordered by chrome on three sides and a radical new 3D mesh design that varies its visual tension. The "L"-shaped daytime running lights rest below a new Triple LED headlamp unit, specially designed to include one of the industry's thinnest projectors enabling a low hood with a short front overhang. Functional venting also plays into the LC 500's exterior design to help improve aerodynamic stability and cooling. The car's athletic profile is characterized by its fast, sloped roofline, its wind-cutting silhouette, a long 2,870 mm (113 inches) wheelbase with compact front 920 mm (36.2 inches) and rear 970 mm (38.2 inches) overhangs and low hood height. The sexy curves and flowing lines maintain a consistent tension in sheetmetal through to the rear end that features slimly designed, multi-layered tail lamps with a unique lighting effect that helps convey a sequential L motif. A rear diffuser and available active rear spoiler also help manage airflow during performance driving. It rides on machined cast aluminum 20-in. or available 21-in. forged aluminum wheels.

Interior Design

The interior design of the LC 500 is influenced by the dynamic luxury theme of the exterior with a layout that is both cockpit-focused and elegant. The coupe's driving position was calibrated to invite spirited, sporting driving, and help develop easier confidence with a more intuitive control layout. In fact, for LC 500, the driver's hip point was engineered to be as close as possible to the vehicle's Cg (Center of gravity) where feedback from the car is the most communicative to the driver. The front seats offer excellent support and comfort for long drives while available sport seats offer additional bolstering and lateral support during cornering. Lexus engineers put considerable effort into creating an engaging yet seductive atmosphere for the driver, focusing on details such as the size and angle of the steering wheel, the feel and positioning of magnesium alloy paddle shifters, and available supple leather and Alcantara seating surfaces. The LC 500's exquisite door panels, center console and dash pad structures feature elements of Lexus' world-renowned, detail-obsessed Takumi craftsmanship in their finish.

Drivetrain

The power delivery to the rear wheels for LC 500 is handled by a new, very well matched set of components that maximize output to the wheels. The heart of the new LC 500 is derived from the proven, high-revving 5.0-liter V8 that is found in the RC F and GS F. The naturally aspirated V8 was selected for its smooth, linear throttle response and emotional engine sound. The all-aluminum, 32-valve V8's output targets 467 HP and 389 lb.-ft. of torque. The new engine is built for durability with lightweight, high-strength forged connecting rods and titanium valves that allow the engine to flourish at high rpm. This naturally aspirated engine makes an ideal pairing to a balanced sports coupe with its linear power delivery that allows easier control and exhilaration behind the wheel.

The engine in the LC 500 uses a dual intake inlet that help improve breathing and allow the engine to produce its fantastic sound. The new coupe features an active exhaust that opens baffles in Sport mode to help give the car a more aggressive exhaust note even in start-up. In fact, even when the vehicle is in Normal mode the exhaust baffles open above 3500 rpm. During acceleration, a Sound Generator involving tuned acoustic plumbing enhances the engine's raucous melody into an aural thunder that helps distinguish the LC 500 in its competitive segment.

Helping power transfer to the rear wheels is a newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission-the first ever in a luxury automobile-with shift times rivaling those of a dual-clutch transmission. The component is smaller and lighter than some current 8-speed transmissions. The wide bandwidth of shifting afforded by 10 closely spaced gears is ideal for all forms of driving, providing an optimal gear in all conditions. This transmission is matched to a new electric control system with software that helps anticipate the driver's inputs by monitoring acceleration, braking and lateral g forces.

The new transmission is just one key element in a vehicle that has had all of its dynamic control elements such as power application, braking, and steering tuned to operate rhythmically in sport driving conditions. Drivers will feel the controlled balance between the quick, smooth shifting actions, the application of linear engine power, and the deceleration afforded by 6-piston front brake calipers (4-piston at rear).

All of the platform and drivetrain engineering helped endow the LC 500 with performance and agility uncommon for a four-person coupe; the vehicle targets a 0 to 60 mph time of less than 4.5 seconds.

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