2018 Lexus LC Coupé Gets Detailed, Will Debut in the U.S. in Spring 2017

Beware, massive photo gallery ahead

Lexus organized a media drive event with the all-new LC in Seville, Spain, a good occasion to release detailed information about the forthcoming 2+2 luxury coupé.

Inspired by the beautiful LF-LC concept unveiled five years ago, the LC manages to marry the study's fine lines with the requirements of a production car. Just like the LF-LC, the production model has very short overhangs (930 mm front, 970 mm rear), and a very low bonnet line.

Overall length is 4,770 mm, width is 1,920 mm, and the height is just 1,345 mm. Despite the aggressive appearance, the LC has a 2,870 mm wheelbase, which means space should be generous inside.

It wasn't easy making the LC a reality, though. Besides accommodating all powertrain, chassis and safety components, the body had to offer room for a sports suspension and 21-inch forged alloy wheels. Additionally, the cabin had to provide "comfortable headroom."

All these were made possible by thanks to the all-new GA-L (Global Architecture – luxury) platform, which will also underpin new generations of front engine/rear-wheel drive models — including the upcoming 2018 LS.

With a front/mid-ship configuration, a low center of gravity, and a new multilink suspension, the Lexus LC promises excellent handling capabilities - all the more so in LC Sport+ grade, which adds the Lexus Dynamic Handling system with a limited-slip differential for even more composure in high-speed corners.

The LC will be available with two powertrains. The eco-friendly LC 500h, which debuts Lexus' Multi Stage Hybrid System, features a 3.5-liter V6 with a new multi-stage shift device, a four-speed automatic gearbox mounted in the rear, and a compact and lightweight lithium-ion hybrid battery. Total output is 359 PS (354 hp), with the LC 500h completing the 0-100 km/h sprint in 4.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).

The performance-oriented LC 500 is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine mated to a new Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission. The V8 unit delivers 477 PS (471 hp) at 7,100rpm and a maximum torque of 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) from 4,800rpm. The LC 500 sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.5 seconds and tops out at 270 km/h (168 mph).

By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read more.
I Agree

Read our policy about the usage of your personal data. We might use these data for serving you more relevant personalized ads. Do you agree?
Yes
No
You can change your mind anytime in the Privacy Policy page.