The Lexus comes another thoroughbred sports car with atmospheric V8 engine and rear-wheel drive. 2018 Lexus LC 500 is probably one of the most beautiful models that will delight most customers and fans. What was going on in Detroit, we shall see from the attached.
2018 Lexus LC 500 Design
In the United States were still in the last year recorded test specimens of the new 2018 Lexus LC 500 coupe for which it was assumed that the production version of the LF-LC Concept from a few years ago. Now this is definitely confirmed, since they published the first official photos and details of the production car, called LC 500, one of the premier auto show in Detroit.
As a reminder, the LF-LC concept was introduced in January 2012 at the NAIAS show in Detroit, as a 2 plus 2 coupe with rear-wheel drive and Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive hybrid propulsion system. Then in October 2012 and promoted LF-LC Blue concept also hybrid and 500HP.
Japanese giant Toyota, more precisely, its premium brand Lexus, used the Salon in Detroit, as the largest American automotive event of the year to present a brand new sports car that bears the 2018 Lexus LC 500.
As far as the production model, it runs 5.0-liter V8 engine with 467KS and 526 Nm from the current Lexus RC-F Coupe, paired with new tenspeed automatic transmission. As stated in the announcement, acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 km / h) is less than 4.5 seconds.
2016 Lexus LC 500 is 4760 mm long, 1920 mm wide, 1345 mm high, wheelbase is 2870 mm, weight distribution front/rear is 52/48%, while the wheels of 20 and 21 inches.
It is interesting to note that the Lexus, despite the fact that it is the atmospheric V8 unit, implemented the so-called. Sound generator to passengers in the cabin, artificially increases the experience of V8 thunder. Besides him, there are also so-called. valves, or the classic mechanical valves in the exhaust system, which regulates the intensity and “color” the sound depending on the mode of operation.
Some of the equipment makes and 2018 Lexus LC 500 Safety System + which integrates systems All-speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (All-speed DRCC) and the Pre-Collision System (PCS).
Production of the new coupe will start during 2018 and later should appear 500h hybrid version (which will combine a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and an electric motor with a combined output of more than 470KS), as well as more powerful F LC with more than 600 horse.