2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Comes Next Year — Confirmed during the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event this month, the new 2018 Lexus LC 500 has been approved to go on production level for next year release. This news draws a lot of attention during the event, as the car deserves it. Here is the latest news on the grand touring coupe.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
The first update on this detail is on its new platform. This 2018 Lexus LC 500 coupe will be built based on a new rear-wheel platform specially designed for the brand’s cars. Even though it will be used on few Toyota cars in the future, this is still a new platform. This is called the GA-L platform that features the low center of gravity and multi-material construction. It improves the dynamics and handling of the car.
As this car has long and sluggish front fascia and as it rides in 21 inches’ wheels, engineers need to give it a new bespoke front suspension for this model. This Lexus LC 500 2018 will feature active exhaust and new steering wheel with the variation in its shape and thickness. The headlights will be LED with three smaller LED units in the cage. The air ducts added on this car is meant for wind baffling and stabilizing not cooling. Meanwhile, the rear end features taillights with the semi-reflective finish. It looks like huge trimming when inactive, super charming.
The cabin will be equipped with premium audio and sound system as it also features magnesium paddles. In addition to it, there will be only very few additional packages to be available while the exterior finish should be offered in 12 different colors.
Powertrain, Engine – 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe
The conventional model will be powered by 5.0 liter of a V8 engine that generates 471 hp of power output and 398 lb-ft of torque performance. Meanwhile, the 500h hybrid model will use the same powertrain, including 3.5 liters of the V6 engine and single electric motor backed up by battery pack set in the trunk.
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This later powertrain is claimed to generate 354 hp of power output. This engine will be paired with 10-speed automatic transmission with smaller torque converter.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Price and Release Date
Pricing on this coupe hasn’t been specified by the Japanese automaker so far, but it is estimated to be less than the six-digit label. So this is going to win buyers with its more affordable pricing. Even though official release hasn’t been announced, this car is estimated to be available in dealerships in March 2017 as a 2018 model.
While this remains exciting news, we still need to wait for more details on it. Considering its scheduled release date, we should know the rest of the details very soon. Comparing to rivals in its segment, 2018 Lexus LC 500 is the winner. Stay tuned.
|Release date||March 2017|
|Torque||398 pound-feet of torque|
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