A report by Australia’s Motoring claims that Lexus will unveil the new, production-ready LC 500 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This car follows several LF-LC concepts that have been introduced since 2012 and have inspired designers for other Lexus models.
The LC coupe got the green light for production in 2013, and Lexus trademarked the names “LC 500” and “LC 500h” last year, according to Autoblog. Over the past few weeks, spy shots of the Lexus LC 500 were taken at various locations, but the company has yet to publish official images.
Motoring also reports that it will share the RC F’s 5.0L V8 engine and use the world’s first 10-speed automatic transmission, made by Aisin. As for the LC 500h, look for a hybrid system derived from the GS 450h and incorporating an all-new 3.5L V6. A number of carbon fibre components will be fitted to reduce weight and maximize performance.
Don’t miss our coverage of the 2016 NAIAS in Detroit to learn more about the upcoming Lexus LC 500!