2018 Lexus LC Documentary – Video
Sharply angled sheetmetal and a massively meshed grille hint at a serious performance car, and in that regard, the LC delivers.
Heavily enhanced with carbon fiber and high-strength steel, Lexus says the LC has the highest torsional stiffness of any of its models to date.
Under the hood beats a 471-hp 5.0-liter V-8, driving the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. Steering and brakes are excellent. A hybrid with 354 hp also will be offered.
ESTIMATED BASE PRICES:
LC500, $95,000; LC500h, $100,000
DOHC 24-valve Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V-6, 295 hp, 257 lb-ft + permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor/generator, 59 hp (combined output, 354 hp, 257 lb-ft); DOHC 32-valve Atkinson-capable 5.0-liter V-8, 471 hp, 398 lb-ft
10-speed automatic with manual shifting mode, continuously variable automatic with 4 fixed ratios and manual shifting mode
Wheelbase: 113.0 in
Length: 187.4 in
Width: 75.6 in Height: 53.0 in
Passenger volume: 80-81 cu ft
Cargo volume: 5 cu ft
Curb weight (C/D est): 4300-4450 lb
PERFORMANCE (C/D EST):
Zero to 60 mph: 4.3-4.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 10.2-11.2 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 12.8-13.3 sec
Top speed: 155-168 mph
FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST):
EPA combined/city/highway driving: 22-33/19-30/28-38 mpg