It was during 2015 that some spy shots of the Lexus LF-LC was revealed and since then, several rumours and teasers had gotten away overboard. Recently, the automaker has finally unveiled the 2017 Lexus LF-LC.
The marketing name for this new model is actually Lexus LC500. This new model seems to have stuck around with the LF-LC concept as most of the visual cues are the same. Similar in a sense it is a low ride with a dramatic styling. This new flagship luxury coupe of Lexus brings with it all the necessary features.
Chassis and Suspension of 2017 Lexus LF-LC
As Lexus has dropped height of this Lexus LF-LC 2017, its engine sits behind the axle lines which also ensure the centre of gravity to be more centralised and improved. This, in turn, enhances its overall performance. The platform is new rear-wheel based and it features almost ideal weight distribution of 52/48. Extensive use of high-strength steel and aluminium doors also help it to reduce weight and improve performance and there is also optional carbon fiber roof.
A multilink suspension system has been used which has double ball joints on the lower and upper control arms. With this, the driver will be able to get more accurate feedbacks and precise steering. All in all, this new Lexus LF-LC possesses exceptional handling balance and razor sharp reflexes.
Engine and Performance
Bringing out the life in this 2017 Lexus LF-LC is a 5.0-liter V8 engine. This unit is capable of churning out 389 lb-ft of torque and 467 HP. A 10-speed automatic transmission system has been used along with a rear wheel drive configuration.
As a new electronic control system has been used, it is said to out-rival the dual-clutch transmission system in its predecessor. In addition, an active exhaust system has also been presented that characterises an aggressive sound which seems very perceptive of this model. This new system also maintains a great exhaust flow.
Lexus LF-LC (LC500) is able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 4.5 seconds.
The engineers and design teams have worked together to bring in as many elements from the conceptual model. In context with the concept model, this production model looks similar and far too stylish.
The signature Lexus grille has been featured in its front fascia which has a 3D mesh design. The headlights of this model seem dramatic to the extent that it is kind of odd. Vertical strips of LEDs have been featured just below the headlights. Its hood sits low which will enhance the aerodynamic factors of this car.
Interior cabin of 2017 Lexus LF-LC
The interior cabin of the 2017 Lexus LF-LC is simply a ‘wow’. Upholstery of Alcantara and sewn leather has been done throughout the cabin. One great innovation in this interior cabin is that the driver’s seating has been placed as close to the centre of gravity. This will heighten driving feel. Up around the cockpit, the gauge cluster has been featured with a simplistic approach. The model will also get the latest version of Lexus’ infotainment system and modern safety aids.
2017 Lexus LF-LC: Competitors, Price and Release Date
Mercedes S550 4Matic Coupe and Porsche 911 Turbo are its main rivals. This 2017 Lexus LF-LC is set to cost between $100,000 and $150,000. This could come out in the last quarter of 2016 or probably during early 2017.