This January, at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show, the Lexus LC 500 variant finally crystallized our expectations to reality. Lexus has been tempting us with their LF-LC concept for 4 years now. Finally, they have showcased the LC 500 at the North American International Auto show, and it has been confirmed that they’ll be making it their flagship model. The company is all set to put the LC 500 against all the BMW’s and Mercedes’ cars, that have been setting the stage lately.
The hood packs a massive 5.0-liter V8 that has been taken from the RC F and GS F. With a 10-speed automatic transmission, the LC 500 is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, which is quite commendable. 467 HP and 527 Nm are the numbers that define all the magic that this vehicle entails. Heavily wrapped with carbon fiber and high-strength steel, Lexus has titled this baby as the most structurally rigid car it has ever produced. In addition to all these elements, the luxurious interior with leather and faux suede will make you dream about this car even while you’re driving it.
The LC 500 more than impressed its fans at the Detroit Motor Show, by winning two EyesOn Design awards – one for design excellence for a production car and the other for the best interior design.
And surprisingly, the LF-LC had also claimed the 2012 EyesOn Design award, thus making these two awards only an addition to the legacy of Lexus.
With the expected release date of 2017, this is certainly the car on which I would place all my bets on.
For more brushes with this beast, try visiting the 2016 Detroit Motor Show and maybe you’ll get a chance to click a selfie with this looker.