The V-8 LC 500 is a coupe to covet.


The V-8 LC 500 will certainly be the base version, as well as the LC 500h crossbreed will certainly be the leading trim degree, with Lexus placing it as the extra optioned-up grand touring variation of both. However, Lexus anticipates 85 to 90 percent of UNITED STATE purchasers will certainly select the LC 500 while the crossbreed will certainly see far better take prices abroad.

Added versions of the LC are most likely. An exchangeable variation would certainly be the very first ahead to market, providing dealerships their long-sought Lexus droptop and also a response to the LC’s rivals, all which use an exchangeable model.

The system is structurally able to suit an exchangeable, Koji Sato, the primary designer of the LC and also system designer for the GA-L, informed Automotive Information. The LC additionally has the product packaging room for four-wheel drive.

A high-performance LC F version is additionally most likely, yet this can take a while. A turbocharged variation of the 5.0-liter V-8 would not be feasible in the LC, inning accordance with an additional designer at journalism launch. This implies the brand name would certainly need to wait till a brand-new generation of turbocharged V-8 bows, most likely in a midcycle upgrade of the LC.

This even more friendly halo has Lexus carefully confident regarding LC sales. It anticipates regular monthly UNITED STATE sales of around 400 for the LC sports car, numbers that appear sensible compared to the core rivals Lexus mentions: Jaguar’s F-Type, BMW’s 6 collection as well as Mercedes’ SL and also S-class sports car.