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Lexus Just Unveiled Their All-New Lexus LC 500, And It’s A Real Stunner!

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Back in 2012, Lexus unveiled the LF-LC Concept at the Detroit Auto Show, and it was a real head turner. But with it’s arresting styling and dramatic proportions, few people believed that this car could ever evolve into a production 2+2 coupe.

Today, four years after the debut of the breakthrough LF-LC concept that inspired it, Lexus has revealed the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe. This provocative, athletic flagship coupe is sure to have brands like Mercedes and BMW shaking in their boots, as they can’t hold a candle against the Lexus’s bold-yet-restrained styling.

The Lexus LC 500 shares many of the key design elements, proportions and visual dynamism of the LF-LC Concept car that inspired it. The LC 500’s visual appeal is defined by an athletic aerodynamic shape. The car features sensual curves, emotional forms, an available flowing carbon-fiber roof (glass roof standard), helping create a low, wide imposing stance that comes together for a highly functional, passionate package.

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The LC 500’s front fascia features a powerful interpretation of Lexus’ distinctive grille, bordered by chrome on three sides and a radical new 3D mesh design that varies its visual tension. The “L”-shaped daytime running lights rest below a new Triple LED headlamp unit, specially designed to include one of the industry’s thinnest projectors enabling a low hood with a short front overhang.

The LC 500’s athletic profile is characterized by its fast, sloped roofline, its wind-cutting silhouette, a long 113 inch wheelbase with compact front 36.2 inch and rear 38.2 inch overhangs and low hood height. The sexy curves and flowing lines maintain a consistent tension in sheetmetal through to the rear end that features slimly designed, multi-layered tail lamps with a unique lighting effect that helps convey a sequential L motif.

Powering the LC 500 is a familiar power plant, the proven, high-revving 5.0-liter V8 that’s found in the RC F and GS F. The naturally aspirated V8 was selected for its smooth, linear throttle response and emotional engine sound. The all-aluminum, 32-valve V8 puts out 467 HP and 389 lb-ft of torque. Helping power transfer to the rear wheels is a newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission, with shift times rivaling those of a dual-clutch transmission.

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Lexus says that the LC 500 will start at just under $100,000. Given the car’s performance (0-60 in under 4.5 seconds) , agility (unlike any four-person coupe on the road), and drop-dead good looks (it looks like a concept car), they shouldn’t have any problem selling every single one they make.

The Lexus LC 500 will launch as a 2017 model when it hits dealerships next year.

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."

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  1. Sujeet Patel

    January 10, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    For those of you wondering what the LC 500 and LC 500h costs, Lexus finally released pricing this week! The LC 500 starts at $92,000 and the LC 500h starts at $96,510.

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