Lexus has made quite a fuss during the 2016 Detroit Auto Show due to their new car, the LC500 Coupe. As a matter of fact, we’re at a loss why they have manufactured a model that definitely looks like a sports car but ‘not a sports car’. Experts aren’t that sure but maybe, it’s because that usually, sports cars are very expensive. Somehow, it’s just an educated guess.
Under the Hood
Featuring a 5-liter V-8 engine that runs in 467-horsepower and 389 lb-ft torque, this car uses a 10-speed automatic transmission along with shift paddles. Though its makers avoid using the ‘sports car’ label, the car’s less than 4.5 second 0-60 mph acceleration says likewise. Active exhaust also creates a ‘sporty’ tone and is supplemented by the installed sound generator.
Just by looking at the car’s exterior design will definitely make anyone say that it’s a sports car.
Though most specifications are still cloaked in secrecy, it is noticeable that the interior door panels are made of carbon fiber. Aluminum is used in the door skins, suspension reinforcements, front suspension links and bumper beams. In addition to that, the trunk-mounted battery and composite trunk floor widely contributes to the LC500’s front-to-rear weight distribution. As a whole, experts assume that the car’s overall weight will be a little more than two tons.
- Category : Sports Coupe and Convertible
- Engine : 5.0-liter V-8
- Transmission : 10-speed automatic with shift paddles
- Drivetrain : RWD
- Power : 467-hp
- Torque :389 lb-ft
- 0-60 mph : ~4.5 seconds
- Price : TBD