The LC was developed under the program codename "950A" from 2011 to 2016. It was previewed by the LF-LC Concept, which was designed at Calty Design Research in Newport Beach, California. The concept vehicle was revealed at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Design work was later transferred from Calty to Toyota Technical Centre in Aichi, Japan in January 2013, with a final production design freeze in the first half of 2014. Releasing the standard petrol version first, Lexus released the LC500H shortly after in February 2016.
Described by Lexus as their flagship coupe model, the LC500H is fitted with a 3.5L V6 engine and electric motor which produce 354bhp and will take the car from 0-60mph in under 6 seconds. Lexus offered 3 models of the LC500, customers could opt for a standard base model, a sport model or the top of the mountain sport+ car. The sport+ comes with some major mechanical upgrades of that of a standard or sport model which are only available on the sport+ model. The exclusive upgrades include a Torsen Limited Slip Differential, 4-wheel active steering in the form of Lexus' Dynamic Handling System, Variable Gear Ratio Steering, Dynamic Rear Steering and the retractable rear spoiler.
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