Premium Sportscar from Lexus Is New LC 500


The premium brand Lexus in January 2016 showed the international community at the North American International Auto Show its new sports car called the 2017 Lexus LC 500, which became the trademark of the embodiment of Lexus LF LC experimental model presented back in 2012, all in the same place, in Detroit. Externally, the car show has reached a series of practically unchanged, received a four luxurious interior and powerful technical stuffing.

On the market in 2017 Lexus LC 500 will come no earlier than spring 2017

Release date: spring 2017

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In the US, Lexus LC 500 will be available in the first half of 2017 at an estimated price of 100 thousand dollars.

Update: The new LC promised to release in May, 2017 as 2018 model year car with a pricing revealed: $92,000 for LC 500 and $96,450 for hybrid verision.

911 Killer

Of course, Lexus LC 500 strikes the attention of foreign provocative, expressive style and incredible courage – the car is beautiful and really slim, but its appearance is solid emotions. From any angle it looks like a sports car is powerful, fast and futuristic – boldly decorated with full LED optics “stuffing” huge “spindle” grille, sculpted bumper, “floating” rear pillars and a huge pair of exhaust pipes.

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Overall length of the Japanese coupe premium is 4670 mm, its width fits the 1920 mm and a height not exceeding 1345 mm. The gap between the front and rear pairs of wheels he is 2870 mm. On the road dvuhdverka based 21-inch wheels, tires dressed in standard size 245/40 R21 front and 275/35 / R21 rear.

Personal Luxury

Interior Lexus LC 500 meets the atmosphere of luxury and comfort, elegant design and high quality execution. Behind a beautiful multi-function steering wheel with relief forms hides a modern digital “plate” devices, harmoniously combined with a sensual styling inner peace. The front panel with a negative slope shows an elegant and modern design, especially in the central part – the 12.3-inch screen multimedia complex, “family” analog clock and an original unit two-zone “climate”. finishing materials fully comply with the premium status of coupe – expensive leather, alcantara, natural wood and aluminum.

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The front rider in the LC 500 fall into the arms of great seats with integrated head restraints, the pronounced support on the sides and a huge number of all kinds of adjustments. But the rear seats purely formal – accommodate adult passengers on them is almost impossible (this is evidenced by the landing formula “2 + 2”).

Standard machine “sports a” two-zone “climate”, front and side airbags, multimedia 12.3-inch screen, leather interior, front seats with heating, ventilation and electric, “music” Pioneer’s, as well as a large number of high-tech equipment. “Chips” Among the additional options including sports bucket seat, Mark Levinson audio system, and other bonuses.

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Goes Old-Fashioned

Armed with Lexus LC 500 worth of gasoline naturally aspirated V8 engine with a displacement of 5.0 liters (4969 cc) equipped with a combined fuel injection and 32-valve timing, the impact of which has 467 horsepower at 7100 revolutions / minute and 529 Nm of torque at 4800 on / minute.

The stock thrust fully transmitted to the wheels of the rear axle via the uncontested 10-speed Aisin automatic transmission with gearshift paddles for changing gear. At the launch acceleration from a standstill to the first “hundred” in a two-door coupe from the country of the Rising Sun takes only 4.5 seconds, and its maximum capacity is limited at 275 km / h.

Sports car based on the rear-wheel drive platform GA-L with classical layout – longitudinally placed in front of the power unit is shifted deep into the wheelbase, and the drive wheels of the rear axle. The car has a steel body, which is widely used in high-strength alloys, composite flooring and doors with aluminum exterior panels and carbon-fiber frame (the mass of the axes had distributed in the ratio of 52:48). Front to the LC 500 is installed independent double wishbone architecture with separate levers and multi-hinged at the bottom and top, and rear – multi-link architecture (suspension had the usual spring, but with adaptive dampers). The standard coupe is equipped with rack and pinion steering with electric control amplifier, and all of its wheels can accommodate ventilated discs brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four-axle at the rear.

Update: There will also be a hybrid version called LC500h, based on Atkinson-cycle 3.5L V6 engine, producing 295 HP, plus two electric motors with total combined output of 354 HP.

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