In the last few years, we saw a lot of great high-performance model from Lexus Company. It looks like that was some kind of preparation for the new chapter for Lexus that we can expect with the introduction of 2018 LC flagship performance coupe. This was a concept car, but now finally we can expect its arrival at the beginning of 2018. From the pictures that we have, we can clearly say that this vehicle looks phenomenal. It will combine stunning appearance, long-distance comfort, scintillating performance, as well as premium craftsmanship.
Because of all of the above, this model will be the right choice for those people who are looking for a luxury model with the attractive appearance and stunning performances. As we know, this model was previewed by the LF-LC concept in 2012, and it debuted as the production model at the 2016 Auto Show in Detroit. Compared to 2016 model, this one for 2018 will provide some slight redesigns but nothing too much notable. If you want to learn something more about the recently developed and slightly redesigned 2018 Lexus LC 500 you should stay on this page because you can’t find the better one. Enjoy the review!
2018 Lexus LC 500 Exterior design
The appearance of the recently developed vehicle is phenomenal and we can clearly say that the exterior combines luxury, sportiness and futuristic elements. At the first glance, you can notice that you actually look at the Lexus model thanks to the already familiar hallmark spindle grille. This model also has dynamic character lines, and all the elements together provide exceptional appearance. As we know, that is very important for the customers, because most of the people first look at the exterior design. The mentioned hallmark spindle grille will provide unique mesh texture and that will definitely change the visual tension.
This model also has extraordinary headlights. They are not connected with the grille and here we can also expect daytime running lights in L-shape located just under the Triple LED headlamps. The most recent LC 500 also has improved venting that will serve cooling and aerodynamic stability very well. Thanks to the nicely designed combination of blacked-out rear pillars as well as a large glass panel, this model will provide floating roof appearance and that will be very nice as well. We can also anticipate chrome-plated moldings around the edges. If you want, you can order carbon fiber reinforced plastic roof. Everything on this vehicle is designed in order to improve aerodynamics and we can clearly say that the engineers succeed in their intention. Under the headlights or more precisely at the sides of the front bumper we can notice large side intakes that will certainly improve engine cooling and consequently the performance of the vehicle.
The forthcoming Lexus LC 500 2018 besides all the fantastic features from the outside also provides brilliant handling, exceptional stability as well as razor-sharp reflexes. If you wonder why you should that the engineers use lightweight and high-strength steels in the chassis construction. The aluminum will be used for the bonnet, door skins and front fenders while the rear fenders will be made from steel. At the sides, the approaching and eagerly awaited model will be equipped with 20 or 21-inch wheels. Also, we can expect a Bridgestone Potenza S001 run-flat or Michelin Pilot Super Sports tires. Front tires will be 245/45RF20 large while the rear tires will be 275/40RF20. Speaking of 21-inch wheels, the front tires will be 245/40RF21 while the rear will be 275/35RF21.
Lexus LC 500 2018 Interior design
The interior design of the future 2018 Lexus LC 500 will be just like the exterior design – exceptional. Everything inside is nicely designed in order to provide a good balance between comfort and function. Thanks to the low hood line, narrow A-pillars and position of the instrument panel, it will provide an excellent view of the road. Also, all the controls are easy to reach. In order to reduce too much eye movement, the information displays of this vehicle will be at the same height. This model will most likely provide the latest generation of (TFT) display technology that is already introduced at the LFA supercar from Lexus.
Furthermore, the comfort in this model is on the height level and that is one more big plus. Of course, we expect leather upholstery for all the seats, as well as bolsters in the shoulder. Some of the interior features will include new 12-speaker Pioneer surround system, an 8-channel Class-D amplifier, as well as a lot of other standard features that we used to see in every new model. Some of the standard safety features will include Pre-Collision System, Vehicle Sway Warning, Lane Departure Alert, Cruise Control, Intelligent High Beam, and many others as well.
Engine and Performance
Beneath the bonnet, the recently developed vehicle will be powered by a V8 engine or even by a new Multi-Stage Hybrid powertrain. However, in both powertrains, the focus will be on the driving excitement. The V8 engine will have a displacement of 5.0 liter and it will be capable of delivering up to 471 horses and 398 lb.-ft. of peak torque. According to Company, the acceleration from 0-60 mph will be less than 4.5 seconds. We can expect 32-valve cylinder heads that will be equipped with Variable Valve Timing. When it comes to the Hybrid system, this model will have V6 engine and electric motor.
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The power from this combination can be improved by the 4-speed automatic transmission system. The engine will be Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 gasoline. Combined with the electric motor we can expect max power output of 354 ponies. The 5.0-liter V8 engine will be mated to a new 10-speed automatic transmission. This is the first time that we can expect this kind of transmission system in Lexus.
Price and Release date
The anticipated 2018 LC 500 will be most likely released at the beginning of 2018. Speaking of prices, we don’t have official information at this point, but as soon as we receive some we will let you know.
2018 Lexus LC 500 photos