Saturday, August 5, 2017

2018 Lexus LC 500

Lexus dropped a 5.0-litre V-8 under the 2018 Lexus LC 500's hood. This engine sends 471 horsepower and 398 foot-pounds of torque to the rear wheels and will propel the unit from zero to 96 kilometres per hour in 4.5 seconds.

A 10-speed automatic is the only transmission available. There are six different drive modes to choose from.
Four-wheel active steering is a part of the Performance Package, along with massive disc-brake rotors, with six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers and a pre-collision system.
The powerplant in the hybrid is a 3.5-litre V-6 mated with a hybrid drive and electric motor, producing 295 hp and 257 lb.-ft. of torque.
The 10-speed is replaced by what Lexus calls a multi-stage transmission — a four-speed automatic embedded inside a continuously variable transmission. This engine totally changes the character of the LC. Gone is the bad-boy. In its place is a sedate grand tourer. Base Price is something around $101,600 with the Performance Package adding $13,500.