Lexus LC 500
When Lexus unveiled the LF-LC Concept at Detroit in 2012, it was never their
intention to turn it into a production car.  The project was basically a design language
exercise to showcase what future Lexus cars would look like.  Although the media
and customers loved the proportions and overall look of the car, nobody had any
hopes that the concept would ever make it to production.  

Fast forward 4 years later and today at Detroit North American International Auto
Show Lexus just proved us all wrong by unveiling the LC 500, a new flagship sports
coupe that marks a new era for the Lexus brand. The car is strongly inspired by the
LF-LC 2012 concept, where designers and engineers aimed to maintain as much of
the concept in the production car as possible.

Built in an all-new rear wheel drive platform, the sports coupe will deliver superior
driving dynamics and more excitement to the Lexus brand.  Carbon fiber and
aluminum structures keep the car’s weight and center of gravity low. Power comes
from the all-aluminum, 32-valve 5.0-liter V8 found in the RC F producing 467 HP and
389 lb.-ft. of torque.  Lexus’ first ever 10-speed automatic transmission-- the first
ever 10-speed in a luxury automobile—will transfer the power to the rear wheels with
shift times rivaling those of dual-clutch transmissions.

Expect the new flagship car at showrooms sometime next year with Lexus promising
this to be the beginning of a new era for them.
January 11, 2016
By Carlos Gaviria
Lexus flagship sports coupe - a new era for Lexus
photo Courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
photo Courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
photo Courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
photo Courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
photo Courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
photo Courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
photo Courtesy of Toyota Motor Company
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