The Lexus LC 500 Coupe is coming to UK and the makers confirmed they are going to launch it in a grand manner at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed expo.
The UK debut of the luxury coupe is one of the most anticipated events of the month. The car has some promising performance and newer components to keep the buyers interested in what Lexus has to offer. The new LC 500 is powered by an insanely powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine. While it is going to render some groundbreaking horsepower, the engine also demands a premium price tag. The average commuter is not their primary target and it is made for sports car lovers who wouldn’t mind spending premium costs to own one.
There are plenty of reasons that makes the Goodwood Festival of Speed exclusive. Lexus is not going to simply launch and showcase the LC 500 in action. Instead, the company is going to go the extra mile by inviting celebrated race drivers Alex Wurz, Mike Conway and Scott Pruett. The top class drivers will have a go at the new edition of the coupe in front of the crowd in an uphill course.
LF-LC concept car is the pioneer of the LC 500 and the concept was originally designed to take down the Mercedes SL. The new LC model was launched last week in an event which was presided over by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda. During the launch, he commented that the company had no plans to bring the LF-LC into a production version. The concept was launched long back at the 2012 Detroit auto show. However, after the model witnessed enormous support from the public, the auto manufacturer decided to push it into production.
Compared to the unconventional design of the concept, the Lexus LC 500 Coupe has been changed a bit so that it suits everyday usage. The front grille is angular as it has always been and the shape of the car is sharp marking the brand’s proprietary finish. The front also houses the triple LED headlamps combined with an aerodynamically efficient design and engine cooling technology.
A premium finish to the car is rendered by magnesium paddle shifters. The car is mated to a ten speed single clutch automatic gearbox system. Lexus is aiming to achieve an acceleration capability of 0 to 62 mph in 4.5 seconds which is yet to be confirmed by the brand.