Lexus LC 500

Lexus unveiled the 2017 LC 500 Coupe at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The immediate thing you’ll notice is just how much it looks like a Baby LFA. The lines are smooth and sophisticated, the hood is long, and the grille is…gaping. It’s an even more dramatic look from the aggressive RC F.

That dramatic design isn’t without dramatic performance to match. Under the hood is the same 5.0-liter V8 you’ll find on the RC F and GS F. Horsepower sits at 467, which is enough to make competing cars like the F-Type and 911 think twice. All that power is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Sitting on an all-new platform dubbed the GA-L, the rear-wheel-drive LC was prioritized to have a low center of gravity, and near perfect weight distribution. With a 52 front/48 rear split, we’d say they got pretty close.

Lexus hasn’t said when the LC will officially go on sale, but if we had to guess, we’ll see the new LC in Lexus dealerships come late this year. It’s on display now at the Detroit Auto Show.

Source: Lexus Press

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