2018 Lexus LC 500h Craftsmanship Expained by Chief Designer Koji Sato – Video
2018 Lexus LC 500h Craftsmanship Expained by Chief Designer Koji Sato.
The LC should weigh about the same as the BMW 6-series. So taking into account the extra 150 pounds or so added by the lithium-ion battery pack and associated electronics, the hybrid LC should weigh roughly 4400 pounds.
While Lexus says the 467-hp V-8 coupe will hit 60 mph in “less than 4.5 seconds,” the hybrid will pack significantly less horsepower—113 fewer, to be exact—and so we’re thinking that Lexus’s sub-five-second zero-to-60-mph time for the 500h might be a bit optimistic. The internal-combustion portion of the powertrain is an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 295 horsepower and 348 lb-ft of torque; the remaining 59 horses come courtesy of the larger electric motor/generator in the Multi Stage transmission. However, we’re prepared to be proved wrong about the LC500h’s accelerative might—after all, Lexus says this is the first hybrid it has made that’s capable of spinning its rear tires on dry asphalt. As for efficiency, Lexus is holding the LC500h’s fuel-economy numbers close to its chest, as EPA scrutinizing is still some ways in the future. We figure you can expect minimum city and highway scores of 31 and 37 mpg, however, and 40 mpg on the highway isn’t out of the question.