Lexus has revealed a new flagship performance model called the LC 500 at the Detroit motor show.
The new 2+2 coupe is a full production model based on the LF-LC of Detroit 2012 – both that concept’s overall design and technical ideology have been carried over into the LC 500.
The exterior takes heavy influence from the LF-LC, mixing Lexus’s familiar design features - such as a prominent front grille and angular headlights - with smooth panels and a swept back roofline. Inside, the car features Lexus’s digital dash display and the 2017 Multimedia package – the carmaker's next-gen infotainment system.
Under the bonnet is the same naturally aspirated 5-litre V8 found beneath the nose of the RC F and GS F, which produces 467bhp at 7100rpm and 389lb ft of torque at 4800rpm. Drive is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic gearbox, which despite being a torque-converter, is claimed to swap cogs with shift times that ‘rival’ dual-clutch transmissions.