Lexus have taken the wraps off their new luxury coupe at the Detroit Motor Show, the Lexus LC 500 which takes its design cues for the Lexus LF-LC Concept that was announced back in 2012.
The Lexus LC 500 features many of the design features of the LF-LC Concept, but this one isn’t a concept, it is going into production.
The new Lexus LC 500 is powered by a 5.0 litre V8 naturally aspirated engine that gives 467 horse power and 389 lb-ft of torque. This gives this new 2+2 coupe a 0 to 60 miles per hour time of just 4.5 seconds.
The past five years have seen Lexus evolve rapidly with the creation of the luxury brand’s globally-focused organization, Lexus International. Exciting new models involving elevated levels of emotional styling and dynamic driving characteristics such as NX, RC, and IS have also helped Lexus’ brand shift with consumers. Akio Toyoda has been at the center of the Lexus global expansion, personally driving a heightened level of collaboration among design, engineering and marketing teams to help build a luxury brand better suited to meet the needs of the next generation of consumers.
“The LC 500 has been an important product for Lexus and me personally,” said Akio Toyoda, Chief Branding Officer and Master Driver for Lexus. “A few years ago, we decided to guide the future of the brand with products that had more passion and distinction in the luxury market. This flagship luxury coupe’s proportions, stunning design and performance make a strong statement about our brand’s emotional direction and will grow the Lexus luxury appeal globally.”
Lexus has not given an exact launch date for their new LC 500 and there are no details on pricing as yet, you can find out more details about this new Lexus 2+2 coupe at the link below.