The brand-new Lexus LC 500 is a spicy-looking flagship luxury coupe, a production version of the company’s LF-LC concept that debuted back in 2012.
According to the press release, this 2+2 underscores the brand’s 'passion' and strongly indicates where Lexus is going in the future.
Engineering and design teams worked extra closely while developing this machine in order to avoid watering down the original concept’s dashing good looks.
The LC 550 features a brand new architecture that’s purpose-built for enhanced dynamics and performance. Called the premium rear-wheel-drive luxury platform, this global structure will serve as the basis for the company’s upcoming front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicles.
Riding on a 113-inch wheelbase with an overall length of about 188 inches, this vehicle is a couple inches smaller than a Mercedes-Benz
S-Class Coupe, but it’s in the same ballpark.
Keeping unwanted mass in check, a carbon-fiber roof is optional, glass is standard. Additionally, the door skins are made of aluminum, while the inner supports are carbon fiber. A composite trunk floor further reduces weight, as do run-flat tires, which eliminate a cumbersome spare.