Lexus just revealed a stunning $100,000 sports carBlog Jan 13rd, 2016
Four years ago at the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus debuted the concept car that inspired the automaker to enter the luxury sedan market.
At the same auto show today, Lexus finally unveiled its much-awaited, luxury LC 500 Coupe, which will price at more than $100,000, according to aBloomberg report.
Here’s a look at the new luxury contender:
Lexus has spent the last five years building Lexus International, which is the company’s luxury brand focused organization. The LC 500 marks a major step into the luxury car market.
“The LC 500 has been an important product for Lexus and me personally,” Akio Toyoda, Chief Branding Officer and Master Driver for Lexus, wrote in a press release.
“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,” he continued.
The coupe’s design was modeled after this concept car, Lexus’ LF-LC, which debuted at the auto show in 2012.
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And we can definitely see how the LC 500 was inspired by the concept car. The luxury car comes with a carbon fiber roof and has an aerodynamic shape.
The car’s 5.0-liter V8 engines provides 467 horsepower. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 4.5 seconds.
The engine uses a dual intake inlet to “help improve breathing and allow the engine to produce its fantastic sound,” the press release reads.
The LC 500 Coupe comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission — the first ever in a luxury automobile.
The car also comes with Lane Keep Assist to ensure drivers don’t drift out of their lane.
The car’s interior is just as luxurious as the outside.
The designers gave attention to details like the size and angle of the steering wheel “to invite spirited, sporting driving,” according to the press release.
We’ll have to see how receptive drivers are to this new luxury car contender.