Lexus has unveiled the stunning LC 500 coupe at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. The LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC concept from 2012.
The Lexus LC 500 is powered by a 5-litre naturally aspirated V8 that produces 468bhp and 527Nm of torque which pushes it to 100km/h in under 4.5 seconds. The power is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-speed gearbox.
To ensure that it can control all the speed it has a newly developed traction-control system and six piston brakes under the 20 inch wheels. 21 inch wheels are an option but both sets of wheels will be clad in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.
The new car is based on the new Lexus 'GA-L' rear-wheel drive architecture. It also features weight-saving materials such as carbon composite which is used in the doors and a roof made from carbon-fibre. The suspension is nearly all aluminium. Thanks to all this weight saving the LC 500 has 52/48 weight distribution.