Hailing from the fleet of world’s most reliable automaker’s luxury division, Lexus, the latest newcomer to the automotive world, Lexus LC500 is based on the LF-LC concept that has been uncovered by the brand at auto shows several years ago. Carrying almost the same styling cues from the concept version, the LC coupe comes from the makers of iconic car LF-A. This would be good enough to offer sleepless nights to the German auto giants, Mercedes-Benz and BMW.
This rear wheel drive is good enough to accommodate a max of four passengers including the driver and is absolutely adorn the looks one could easily drool over. It comes with a serious road presence that not only fascinates the auto geek in you, but also is potent to attract every single human eye on this planet. The functional venting, athletic profile, wind cutting silhouette and sloped roofline collectively account for its exterior appeal, which doesn't just make the car look fab but also help in delivering extreme aerodynamics.
However, you can’t resist sitting behind that wheel especially when you get to know that it is front engined and a rear wheel drive. Talking about the engine specs, it underpins a massive 5.0-litre V8 engine that comes with the ability to churn out a max power of 467 hp and a peak torque of 389 Nm. Being mingled to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the coupe is capable of making a sprint of 0 to 100 Kmph in just 4.5 seconds. The company adds to this that the transmission is as good as the DCT arrangement which is preferred by several other automotive companies around the globe.
It would certainly hold a special place among the Lexus models which has been vacant for quite some time now after LF-A. Even, it is believed to be the company’s flagship model. Based on the GA-L architecture, as christened by Lexus, this chassis is more rigid and strong than that of the iconic model produced by Lexus years ago in the name of LF-A. The handling of the car is expected to be out-of-the-world due to the fact the heavy bits and elements placed lower and centrally located in the chassis.
The exquisite cabin is designed craftily by the brand’s designers, which can be witnessed by the car’s dashboard, centre console and door panels. The engineers have put in a lot of effort in designing the cabin and they have done justice to the same greatly by granting it a supercilious ambience.
However, the auto geeks need to wait for a while until this mesmerizing vehicle makes its way to the market, but it would definitely mark its name as an iconic production in the years to come. There hasn’t been any update on the pricing of the coupe but considering its uber cool looks and high-performance engine, this luxurious piece of metal is expected to come with a six-figure price that would be up against the likes of Mercedes-Benz SL and BMW 6 Series as soon as it hits showrooms.