Schedule Your Test Drive with the Exhilarating 2018 Lexus LC 500 in Calgary
This is the very first production car on Lexus’ new rear-wheel-drive premium platform. The company is expecting the underpinnings of this new platform will become the blueprint for Lexus’ future rear-wheel-drive vehicles. Lexus’ Chief Engineer Koji Sato claims “We spent more than triple the usual amount of R&D time to pursue linear steering and to find the sweet spot for road contact feel. We also focused our efforts on suspension rigidity and enhancing geometry. Thanks to advancements in product engineering, we are now at a world-class level for suspension rigidity, and performance when lateral g’s are applied.”
The standard 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V-8 engine pumps out a staggering 471 horsepower now, up from earlier figures thanks to a new dual-intake, lower friction exhaust. We’re also expecting 398 lb-ft of torque, which certainly should give a great deal of oomph to this sport coupe. If you’re considering the LC 500h hybrid, then you can anticipate 354 hp from the 3.5-litre V-6 and electric motor combo–power practically unheard of from a hybrid vehicle. The LC 500h utilizes a multi-stage hybrid system with a four-speed final drive to make 10 different gear ratios so the LC 500h feels similar to a 10-speed transmission instead of a CVT.
New Territory for Lexus
The Chief Branding Officer and Master Driver for Lexus, Akio Toyoda, had this to say about the LC 500: “The LC 500 has been an important product for Lexus and me, personally…” “A few years ago, we decided to guide the future of the brand with products that had more passion and distinction in the luxury market. This flagship luxury coupe’s proportions, stunning design, and performance make a strong statement about our brand’s emotional direction and will grow the Lexus luxury appeal globally.”
Lexus believes the LC500 will be Lexus’ new “Halo” car that will lead the company into a new territory of higher performance.
At Lexus of Royal Oak, we’re certainly excited about what’s in store for us and our customers with the new 2018 Lexus LC 500, and we expect to have it stocked this summer 2017. In the meantime, we welcome you to contact us with your questions about the vehicle. Our Sales staff are just as excited about the LC500 as you are, after all!