The all-new LS is making headlines today while it shines under the spotlight of the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, but Lexus has another important announcement to make. Pricing is out for the drop-dead gorgeous LC and you can have it from $92,000 MSRP (plus $975 destination and handling). That’s the price Lexus is asking for the LC 500 version equipped with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. It’s a model we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing and it will come fitted with a direct shift 10-speed automatic transmission, which according to Lexus represents a first for a luxury car.
Buyers willing to spend more can opt for the LC 500h priced from $96,510 MSRP (plus $975 destination and handling). In exchange for your hard-earned money, Lexus will reward you with a 2+2 coupe powered by a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine teamed up with an electric motor to deliver a combined output of 354 horsepower.
Both models come as standard with a generous list of kit, including LED headlights, paddle shifters, the Drive Mode Select, and Lexus’ next-gen Remote Touch Interface with a touchpad. Toyota’s premium marque will also throw in a premium sound system and a 10.3-inch color TFT multi-info display to make things more interesting for prospect buyers.
On the safety front, all LC coupes are going to be fitted without having to pay extra with the Lexus Safety System+ bundling numerous active safety features, like: lane keep assist, pre-collision system (with pedestrian protection), lane departure alert (with steering assist and intelligent high beam), along with an adaptive cruise control.
At an additional cost, the LC 500 and its hybrid companion can be upgraded with a limited slip differential, a head-up display, blind spot monitor, and an upgraded park assist system. Lexus also has several forged 20- and 21-inch wheels on offer, as well as a cold package encompassing heated windscreen and steering wheel.
A collection of four optional packages are available (Touring, Sport with Glass, Sport with Carbon, Performance) from $2,400 to as much as $10,000, depending on model. All of them are detailed in the press release below.
Lexus will have the 2018 LC coupe at dealers across the United States in May.
Gallery: 2018 Lexus LC 500: First Drive
Lexus Announces Pricing for All-New 2018 LC Performance Coupe
- LC 500 and LC 500h competitively priced under $100,000
- Distinctive LC emotional design
- LC 500 introduces new Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission
- LC 500h features new Multi Stage Hybrid System
The all-new LC 500, powered by a normally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, matched with the first direct shift 10-speed automatic transmission to be featured in a luxury car, delivering 471 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft of torque, will have a starting MSRP of $92,000. The LC 500h, powered by 3.5-liter, V6 full hybrid powertrain, delivering a total system output of 354 horsepower, will have a starting MSRP of $96,510.
The LC is a new flagship 2+2 performance coupe with avant-garde styling achieved through an unprecedented level of cooperation between design and engineering teams. It is the first model on the new Lexus ‘Global Architecture – Luxury’ platform (GA-L), designed for new generations of front engine/rear-wheel drive Lexus models. As the first model to benefit from Lexus’ new Multi-Stage Hybrid system, the LC 500h delivers efficient environmental performance without sacrificing powerful driving performance.
The LC will be equipped with an array of standard features such as ultra-compact triple projector LED headlamps, arrowhead daytime running lights (DRL) combined with the triple-projector headlamps to create the next-generation Lexus lamp signature, three-dimensional rear lamp, Drive Mode Select, paddle shifters, next-generation Remote Touch Interface with touchpad, Lexus Premium Audio, and a color 10.3 inch TFT multi-information display. All LCs are equipped as standard with Lexus Safety System+, a package of active safety features including Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist/Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and Intelligent High Beam.
Optional equipment on the base LC 500 and LC 500h models includes 20” and 21” forged wheels, Mark Levinson audio system, Limited Slip Differential (LSD), Blind Spot Monitor (BSM), Intuitive Park Assist (IPA), Heads-Up Display (HUD) and Cold Area Package, which includes heated steering wheel and windshield de-icer.
|LC 500||LC 500h|
|Touring Package - glass roof, 20” forged wheels, semi-aniline seats, heated and ventilated front seats, 2-way passenger seat lumbar, Mark Levinson audio system, BSM, and IPA.||$4,000||$2,790|
|Sport Package with Glass -20” forged wheels, Alcantara Sport seats to provide greater driver support and grip during dynamic driving, heated and ventilated front seats, 2-way passenger seat lumbar, Lexus Premium Audio, LSD, BSM and IPA.||$4,000||$2,400|
|Sport Package with Carbon - Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic composite roof, 21” forged wheels, Alcantara Sport seats, heated and ventilated front seats, 2-way passenger seat lumbar, LSD, BSM and IPA. Mark Levinson audio system, HUD and Cold Area Package options are also available.||$7,000||$5,400|
|Performance Package with Carbon - Sport Package with Carbon features plus Active Rear Steering, Variable Gear Ratio System (VGRS), Active Rear Spoiler, Alcantara headliner, and Carbon Fiber scuff plates.||$10,000||$8,790|
*MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee of $975.