2018 Lexus LC 500 Review

According to Company, the upcoming model from Lexus, named 2018 Lexus LC 500 will come very soon. Everything on this recently developed coupe will be amazing, and its exterior design will be simply beautiful, probably the from Lexus so far. However, the exterior is not the only great part, because the engine capabilities are probably the best part of this model. We can expect two types of engine, Hybrid, and no Hybrid. Today, we will talk just about the regular engine and in the following review, you can see why this is the perfect vehicle for you. The coming model will be most likely the new flagship coupe model from Lexus, and this car will be the first model that will provide amazing power and great performance on road. As we know, the Lexus usually provides luxurious and fuel economy-focused models, but this one, this one will be a bit different compared to other Lexus models.

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LC 500 in black color

2018 Lexus LC 500 Exterior design

Compared to the concept model, this new one will receive some slight changes from the outside, but however, nothing too much notable. As we wrote in the introduction, the resulting model will be more sporty focused, and that is definitely notable at the first glance. Everything from the outside is constructed in that way to improve the aggressiveness and to enhance the aerodynamics. Thanks to that fact we can expect better overall performance. We can expect new chassis(with GA-L) and high usage of lightweight materials such as aluminum and csheet-molded carbon in chassis construction. New 2018 Lexus LC 500 weight is 4,280 pounds. That fact will definitely reduce the total weight of the vehicle, and we know what the reduced weight means.

Furthermore, this coupe will use the Lexus new platform called GA-L – Global Architecture – Luxury. It is for vehicles which drivetrain is on rear wheels, and engine in front end. In short it means that center of mass will not be on the rear end, rather on center of coupe. New 2018 LC 500 will have a 2,87 m or 112.99 inches long wheelbase, length is 187.5 inches, width is 75.5 inches and height of 53.0 inches.

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When it comes to some specific details from the outside, this model will feature more aggressive front grille compared to other Lexus models. However, that is still the same grille with the same shape. It will be just black colored this time, with more chrome materials on it. The headlights definitely improve the overall aggressiveness of this model. They will be good looking with a lot of sharp angles. When it comes to systems, this model will feature the updated LED technology for all the lighting on the vehicle. Just like the headlights, the taillights will be very thin with LED technology. At the sides, the anticipated model will ride on 20-inch cast aluminum or opt. 21-inch aluminum(forged) wheels.

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Lexus LC 500 2018 Interior design

From the inside, the cabin of this model will be as always from Lexus, very luxurious. However, in this model, we can expect a combination of luxury and sporty features, and we have to say that Lexus did great things with the cabin. The comfort will be on the highest level so far, and the front seats will be a most likely bucket. Also, all seats will have Alcantara leather as standard upholstery. What is certain is that we can expect the leather upholstery for the steering wheel. Interior colors are: Bespoke White, Mid Brown shades, Black finishes and Rioja Red.

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2018 Lexus LC 500 Interior

When it comes to some other details, the dashboard of this vehicle will be nicely organized and it will be easy to work with it. Also, you can control the instrument cluster(Remote Touch Interface) trough the buttons located on the steering wheel. Multi-Information system from Lexus will be updated. Just like the exterior design, the interior design is also constructed in that manner to save some weight. Because of that, there is going to be a lot of light materials inside, mostly aluminum and carbon. Furthermore, there will be new audio system, Mark Levinson with 13 speakers, or opt. premium audio surround system with 12-speaker. This vehicle will be equipped with a lot of standard interior features and some of them will be dual zone climate control, a most likely navigation system, seats adjustment in six directions(four-way lumbar support), rear-view camera, cruise control, and many others as well.

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– Pre-Collision System with pedestrian detection,
– Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
– Intelligent High Beam system,
– Lane Departure Alert,
– Sway Warning function,
– Intelligent High Beam system,
– Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.

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Engine and Performance

The approaching 2018 Lexus LC 500 will be equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine. As we know, we used to see this engine in GS F and the RC F models. However, in the LC500, we can expect slight upgrades and a few horses more. This engine will be capable of delivering up to 471 horsepower @ 7,300-rpm and 398 pound-feet of torque @ 4,800-5,600 rpm. The engine has Variable Valve Timing (VVT-iE) technology and D-4S injection system which gives very high compression ratio. This exceptional and noisy engine will be paired with the newest transmission system from Lexus – 10-speed automatic transmission. The acceleration from 0-60 mph will be only 4.5 seconds.

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Price and Release date

The forthcoming model will probably arrive in the dealerships in the second half of 2017. This model will have a starting msrp price of around $92,000, and up to $120.000 with bunch of equipment.

2018 Lexus LC 500 photos

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