The new (as the guys from Lexus are trying to avoid the sports car word) 2017 Lexus LC 500 is in our opinion a one serious performance car with a sporty and aerodynamically shaped sheetmetal and huge grille. They aimed a lot of attention on the high-strength steel and carbon fiber which they incorporated into the body and as a result (as the manufacturer claims) it is the most structurally rigid vehicle ever built by Lexus. Faux suede and leather are the main luxurious materials in the interior.
Up front the new 2017 Lexus LC 500 features a awesomely sharply designed headlights with a daytime running lights that are hanging from it, the mesh of the spindle grille is now reinterpreted to look even more aggressive. The optical illusion that is incorporated in the wheels are giving them a floating look when viewed from some angles. The wheelbase is 113.0-inches long which is close to the GS sedan. The taillights are done in the same manner as the headlights with a hanging tine while the rear spoiler is now active.
Now the interior of the LC 500 is done in high quality leather and faux suede all in nice brown-yellow color. The seats are sporty with a ton of side support but yet still very soft and comfortable. The center console is now large and horizontal and it splits the interior, while the buttons are now flanked on each side of the center console. The door panels are made from carbon fiber, while the roof is made from glass the carbon-fiber roof is optional.
2017 Lexus LC 500 Engine
Under the hood of this monstrous 2017 Lexus LC 500 is beating a naturally aspirated 5.0-Liter V8 which is able to put out 467 horsepower and 389 pound feet of torque. Mated with this V8 engine is a 10-speed automatic gearbox with shift paddles and it sends the 467 horsepower to the rear wheels. The guys from Lexus are claiming that the LC 500 with this engine and transmission can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 sec. They announced that the F model with 550+ horsepower and the hybrid model will follow the LC later sometime.
2017 Lexus LC 500 Price and Release date
Now the price of the LC 500 is not yet shared with us but keeping in mind the class and the competitive mind of the Lexus experts are expecting that the price tag will be around $100.000, while for the F model you’ll pay a lot more.