we came notifying: Lexus was preparing something big for the Salon de Detroit. After a teaser and all kinds of rumors finally the time came to meet him. The last thing that comes to us from the japanese constructor it is the Lexus LC 500, the new sports coupé with configuration 2+2 that has been directly inspired of the prototype Lexus LC-LF, that we know it’s already been four years.
In fact your image it is not so with respect to such prototype, with an image of radical promises and much. Since the Lexus LFA was discontinued, the throne of the mark had been something helpless and this LC 500 has many intentions to be a worthy candidate to occupy it, without going to the extremes of the supercar. Of course your identity will be aggressive design and dynamic that will not leave anyone indifferent.
Taking the witness of the LC-LF, represents the union between design and engineering. Its exterior will highlight the curves, with a roof line that descends sensually, making clear its condition coupe. Its dimensions reach 4,76 meters long, 1.92 years meters wide and only 1,345 metres high. Meanwhile, the distance between the axles is located in 2,87 meters.
Impossible to go unnoticed front, especially by the huge chrome grille, with that typical Lexus, which has a design in 3D. The headlights also are familiar to us, with the daytime running lights in the form of ‘L’ putting the accent. The lines flowing on the side governed by the 20-inch wheels (21 option), up behind where presents an attractive rear diffuser and a small spoiler.
The Lexus LC 500 comes with the same engine the Lexus RC F and GS F. it Is the aspirated V8 5.0-liter that achieves a power of 473 horses and a torque of 527 Nm. One of the aspects where the emphasis has been has been in the sound of this mechanic, so they have installed some valves that control the sound of the exhaust.
The power passes directly to the rear wheels via a new automatic transmission 10-speed. Since the brand indicate that it is smaller and lighter than other eight-speeds and that the times of change to rival the dual-clutch. With these data, they expect a performance to the height and the LC 500 promises to be an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.5 seconds.
The chassis has been one of the points that most care has been taken in this vehicle, and presents a center of gravity improved. Materials have been used as the carbon fiber and aluminum to improve its structure at the same time that it minimized the weight. For example, your monohull is more resistant than that of the LFA. It has been used a suspension-multi-link, which increases the control and creates a more accurate answer
The interior has followed the same line as the outside and pushes the driver to the sportiness. The dynamism is evident, and also provides the luxury expected of a brand like Lexus. Include materials like leather and Alcantara to upholster the cabin, in addition to others, such as magnesium for the shift paddles on the steering wheel. All assembled in the traditional way and focusing on the quality of the finishes.
All focus on the one who carries the steering wheel, so the driving position is where more care has been put. The sports seats give faith of it. Also includes the latest in technology, in addition to the security system Lexus +. As a good luxury coupe, the Lexus LC 500 can equip optional elements of a quality as the package of audio Mark Levinson.
Source – Lexus