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Lexus LC500 Powers Up


Lexus’ LC 500 has been a highly anticipated car since it was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Although Lexus has their “F” line of performance oriented cars, the LC500 was designed from the ground up to be a performance car. So much so that the head honchos at Lexus hired in a group of outside engineers during the road and track development phase.

Now that performance equation has been one upped again with Lexus stating that the car will make it to production with more power than originally planned. That’s always good news! The LC500 will be powered by a tuned 5.0L V8 which will pump out 471 hp and 398 lb/ft of torque. This is all thanks to a fully reworked intake and exhaust system. All of that power will be channeled through Lexus’ 10-speed automatic transmission.

If the Lexus LC500 was a Wagon


If Mercedes can make an AMG wagon family hauler, why can’t Lexus? And what better platform to use than the LC500. One can dream, but for the time being, here’s a render of what that might look like to curb our hunger and lust for such a car.

Designer Rain Prisk has took it upon himself to dream up a concept Lexus LC500 wagon and the end result of his handy work is nothing short of amazing. Prisk redesigned the car from the C pillars back to incorporate a covered trunk section. The front has also been digitally massaged to incorporate larger side vents similar to those found on the LFA.

The Lexus LC500 is a very capable vehicle as it is powered by a 5.0L V8 engine with 467hp and 389 lb/ft of torque. The LC500 will also use Lexus’ bran new ten speed automatic transmission. The platform that the LC500 sits on is also brand new. It will be shared with other cars in the Lexus lineup, but we are hoping to see it be used to bring out the next generation Toyota Supra.

Lexus’ Hybrid LC500


The Geneva Motor Show is going to be an exciting show for both Lexus and their loyal customers. The Lexus LC500 revealed at the Detroit Auto Show is Lexus’ newest high performance coupe coming down their assembly line. No information has been released about the vehicle as of now relating to its power train and performance capabilities. However, that won’t stop Lexus to tease consumers with a potential hybrid powertrain option.

The only information revealed so far is that the hybrid system will be Lexus’ Multi Stage Hybrid System. Again, no details have been shared to the public on this systems capability. But expect that in this case hybrid means challenging efficiency while pushing the boundaries of performance capabilities. Everything else that we’ve seen visually on the LC500 will remain the same which is exactly what consumers are hoping for given the amazing well designed and proportioned esthetics of the performance coupe.

Lexus LC 500 Coupe Spotted On Track


Last week at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show Lexus unveiled their new LC500 coupe and made a smashing visual impact. The logical next question was whether it performed as well as it looks. Akio Toyoda, CEO of Lexus and Toyota, talked at the launch about the public’s reaction to the Lexus brand saying how “boring” isn’t a word he would like to associated to his company and cars.

The Lexus brand has been known for luxury, comfort, quality, and all round suitability for every day life driving. The sum of these words don’t really translate to exciting, spirited, performance oriented driving. However, the LC 500 seems to be designed from the ground up to overcome the stigma of being “boring”. Just look at this spec sheet. The LC 500 packs a 5.0L, quad-cam, 32-valve, all-aluminum V8, which is shared with the RC F and GS F. The engine produces 467 hp and 389 lb/ft of torque at and propels the LC 500 from 0-100kph in 4.5-second. Power is transmitted to the axel via an all new 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

The LC 500 coupe looks to be getting put through its paces on the track at this time. Much of the track time is being dedicated to data gathering for refining the engine, transmission and suspension setup before the car hits the showroom at the beginning of 2017.