After being unveiled earlier this week, the Lexus LC 500h is back to reveal all of its technical specifications along with fresh imagery and footage.

After being unveiled earlier this week, the Lexus LC 500h is back to reveal all of its technical specifications along with fresh imagery and footage.

The rumors were true as the hybrid version of the LC 500 does indeed come with a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine working together with an electric motor. Also part of the package is a lithium-ion battery pack and a four-speed automatic transmission which has a manual mode. The combustion engine develops 295 horsepower (220 kilowatts) at 6,600 rpm and 257 pound-feet (348 newton meters) at 4,900 rpm, while the e-motor has 60 hp (44.6 kilowatts).

This gives the hybridized coupe a combined output of 354 hp (264 kilowatts) which will be enough for a sprint to 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour in less than five seconds. This is all possible thanks to Lexus’ “Multi Stage Hybrid System” sending all the power to the rear wheels which should make the 2+2 coupe really fun to drive.

It uses many aluminum body parts to shave off weight, including the hood, fenders, door skins, front suspension towers, along with a carbon fiber roof and a carbon & glass composite trunk lid. All of these are mounted on a carbon fiber structure and the car rides on standard 20-inch cast aluminum wheels. At an additional cost, buyers will be able to upgrade to optional 20- or 21-inch forged aluminum wheels that cut bulk even further.

The lithium-ion battery pack weighs only 110 pounds (50 kilograms) and is linked to a newly developed lightweight electric motor that has a more compact size.

The Lexus LC 500h is 187.4-inches (4760-mm) long, 75.5-inches (1920-mm) wide, 53-inches (1345-mm) tall, and comes with a wheelbase spanning at 113 inches (2870 mm). Special attention was given to the new multi-link front suspension which uses two upper and two lower control arms with double ball joints on each arm.

It will come as standard with the Lexus Safety System + incorporating a pre-crash safety system with a pedestrian detection function, along with adaptive cruise control, automatic high beam, and lane keeping assist.

The 2016 Lexus LC 500h will celebrate its public debut on March 1 at the Geneva Motor Show.

Source: Lexus

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