Lexus Unveils The LC 500 Coupe

By Jay Casteel  |  01/11/2016

Following its debut as a concept in 2012, Lexus checks in from the 2016 Detroit Auto Show with the unveiling of the all-new LC 500 luxury coupe.

The brand says the flagship coupe makes the "strongest statement yet about Lexus' future product direction," in a press release.

Targeting the LF-LC concept as its design inspiration, the LC 500 boasts an athletic aerodynamic shape, with sensual curves, emotional forms and an available flowing carbon-fiber roof (glass roof standard) that helps create a low, wide imposing stance. The front fascia features a powerful interpretation of Lexus' distinctive grille, bordered by chrome on three sides and a new 3D mesh design. We also see the brand's familiar "L"-shaped daytime running lights, which rest below a new Triple LED headlamp unit, specially designed to include one of the industry's thinnest projectors enabling a low hood with a short front overhang. And, it rides on machined cast aluminum 20-in. or available 21-in. forged aluminum wheels.

On the interior, the coupe boasts detailing like Alcantara seating surfaces and supple leather, as well as door panels, center console and dash pad structures featuring elements of Lexus' world-renowned, detail-obsessed Takumi craftsmanship in their finish.

Under the hood is the high-revving 5.0-liter V8 that is found in the RC F and GS F, which boasts 467 HP and 389 lb.-ft. of torque.

Expect the 2018 Lexus LC 500 to hit dealers Spring 2017.