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2017 Lexus LC500 & LC500h Press Kit

  1. LEXUS LC: THE PINNACLE OF DESIGN, PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  2. THE LEXUS LC: A DYNAMIC LUXURY COUPE IN EVERY ASPECT
  3. DESIGN
  4. EXHILARATING PERFORMANCE
  5. POWERTRAINS
  6. TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP
  7. MARK LEVINSON AUDIO SYSTEM
  8. LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+
  9. LC 500h / LC 500 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

LEXUS LC: THE PINNACLE OF DESIGN, PERFORMANCE AND TECHNOLOGY


Lexus has conspicuously advanced its brand evolution with the arrival of its flagship LC luxury coupe featuring avant-garde styling, superb craftsmanship and ground-breaking engineering and technology.

A contemporary interpretation of the finest traditions of the grand tourer, the LC represents a remarkable transformation of the acclaimed LF-LC concept into an uncompromised production car with a distinctive athletic profile.

Unprecedented collaboration between design and engineering teams has resulted in a stunning 2+2 coupe in which every aspect of performance, responsiveness and comfort has been honed to deliver a rewarding and hugely enjoyable driving experience.

The dynamic luxury theme of the LC's radical yet elegant exterior is carried through to the luxurious cabin with a driver-focused cockpit and appointments that exude sophistication, luxury and intricate attention to detail.

Many of the Takumi and skilled workers who built the LFA supercar transferred to the LC project, with their precision approach enhancing both the intricate details of its fittings and finishes and also in the way the car rides and performs.

A new GA-L (Global Architecture - Luxury) platform is pivotal to the new LC's dynamic performance, preserving the LF-LC's defining low roof and bonnet lines while enabling a low centre of gravity and highly rigid body. The LC is the most torsionally rigid Lexus ever built.

Advanced materials and fabrication techniques used in the LFA supercar - including ultra-high-tensile steels, aluminium and carbon fibre reinforced plastic - ensure an optimum combination of strength, light weight and balanced front-rear weight distribution.

Lexus offers customers two unique Euro 6-compliant powertrains that transform the driving experience and produce rapid, rhythmic and linear acceleration: the latest development of the company's naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine in the LC 500 and the revolutionary performance-oriented Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System in the LC 500h.

The high-revving V8, featuring direct injection and an exhilarating exhaust note, is matched to the world's first 10-speed direct-shift automatic transmission for a premium car, delivering maximum power of 351kW @ 7100rpm and peak torque of 540Nm @ 4,800rpm.

The hybrid-powered LC 500h delivers combined output of 264kW from its 348Nm 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, 300Nm motor generator and compact, lightweight lithium-ion battery - the first of its kind in a Lexus.

It is the first model to benefit from a 10-ratio multi-stage shift device that advances the smoothness, efficiency and environmental performance for which Lexus is renowned, sipping just 6.7 litres/100km* compared with an impressive 11.6 litres/100km for the V8*.

Lexus chief executive Peter McGregor said the new LC advances Lexus as a luxury lifestyle brand dedicated to creating cars with exciting, emotional designs and exhilarating performance.

"The LC demonstrates that Lexus has the freedom and confidence to be daring with its cutting-edge design and a contemporary approach to luxury based on master craftsmanship," Mr McGregor said.

"The V8 complements the finely tuned handling qualities of the coupe's chassis by delivering the acceleration, responsiveness and high output customers expect," he said.

"The LC 500h will change the perception of hybrids with much improved performance, greater responsiveness and a higher level of dynamic performance and driving pleasure."

Longer, wider and lower than the Lexus RC F, the eagerly awaited LC luxury coupe will be launched with equally keen pricing at $190,000# for both the V8 and full hybrid versions.

Standard features include full LED lighting, glass panoramic roof, flush door handles, large colour head-up display, two-zone climate control, new adaptive variable multi-link front and rear sports suspension and 21-inch forged alloy wheels with run-flat Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

A luxurious interior presents semi-aniline leather-accented upholstery, a single instrument dial with an eight-inch multi-information display, heated and ventilated front seats with 12-way power adjustment and memory function, sports pedals, magnesium alloy paddle shifters, six drive modes, and stainless steel scuff plates.

The LC debuts the latest Lexus audio and multimedia system with a 10.3-inch display, enhanced voice recognition, satellite navigation with SUNA Live Traffic, Lexus Enform connected mobility and, with compatible smartphones, Siri Eyes Free and Miracast.

A bespoke Mark Levinson premium sound system was developed by specialists who measured sound frequencies throughout the cabin to determine the precise locations of the 918-watt system's 13 speakers.

As a complementary measure, the introduction of active noise control quietens the cabin by detecting the sound of the engine coming into the vehicle and cancelling certain frequencies, using antiphase sound from the audio speakers.

New seats, with advanced construction techniques for optimum support and dispersal of pressure, were developed through an exhaustive 50 test cycles over two years.
The ideal grip of the 365mm diameter steering wheel - the smallest in the Lexus range - was designed by Takumi craftsmen. The shift lever also benefits from a Takumi-developed in-stitch technique, slightly recessed metal surfaces and an incredibly small 2mm sewing margin.

Every LC is also equipped with Lexus Safety System+, featuring Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-Collison Safety System, Lane Keep Assist, Sway Warning and Automatic High Beam, plus a Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, reversing camera, eight airbags and tyre-pressure monitor.

Other advanced technology includes Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management that integrates stability and traction control, anti-skid brakes, electric power steering and other systems.

A four-point pop-up bonnet has been newly developed for Lexus to maintain a sleek, sporty bonnet profile while offering improved pedestrian protection in the event of an impact.

Customers who wish to add an extra performance focus can select a $15,000# enhancement pack featuring Lexus Dynamic Handling with technologies that incorporate four-wheel steering and variable gear ratio steering.

The pack includes an active rear spoiler that deploys automatically at 80km/h to manage airflow during performance driving, a carbon-fibre roof (in place of the glass roof), combination leather-accented and Alcantara upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable sports front seats and carbon-fibre scuff plates. The LC 500h also gains a limited-slip differential, which is standard on the V8.

*Achieved in test conditions. Actual fuel consumption and emissions may vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition and options/accessories fitted. Fuel consumption data provided for comparison purposes only. Source: ADR 81/02 combined (L/100km).
#Manufacturer's list price is provided for media purposes only and does not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.




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For more information, please contact:

Nick Raman
Product PR and Events Manager
Lexus Australia
E: nick.raman@lexus.com.au
T: +61 2 9710 3412
M: +61 412 830 814

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THE LEXUS LC: A DYNAMIC LUXURY COUPE IN EVERY ASPECT


The introduction of the LC luxury coupe is a new, significant illustration by Lexus of its dedication to creating cars with exciting, emotional designs and exhilarating performance.

In the space of just 27 years Lexus has had a transformative effect on the world's luxury car market.

Engineering excellence has produced generations of powerful, responsive engines and transmissions, while its pioneering hybrid technology has taken efficiency and smoothness to ever higher levels.

Cutting-edge design and a contemporary approach to luxury based on master craftsmanship traditions further emphasise its authentic status as a world-class luxury vehicle manufacturer.

Now Lexus is building on its established strengths, and evolving its reputation for a rational approach to vehicle development, to explore new opportunities in design and technology that reshape its model range.

The change is being led from the top by Akio Toyoda, who in taking on the roles of Lexus' chief branding officer and master driver has given the business more freedom and autonomy and the confidence to be daring. With the benefit of dedicated resources, greater flexibility and quicker decision-making, Lexus has delivered a succession of vibrant new models that are changing the way it is perceived both by customers and the global automotive industry.

The striking new NX crossover, the latest generation RX luxury SUV and the RC F and GS F performance models all demonstrate the great leap Lexus has made in crafting distinctive contemporary designs and delivering rewarding dynamic experiences, while retaining the luxury quality and attention to detail for which it has always been renowned.

The LC luxury coupe takes this evolution to another level. Lexus has succeeded in turning its LF-LC concept into an uncompromised production car, less than five years after its unveiling to huge critical and public acclaim. This feat has called for new ways of co-operation between the design and engineering teams throughout the development process.

Not only has Lexus delivered a design with high visual impact, it has also developed ground-breaking engineering and technology for the LC. The LC 500h is the first model to feature Lexus' Multi Stage Hybrid System that changes the perception of hybrids by giving much improved performance across the full range of engine speeds, more direct response to driver inputs and a higher level of dynamic performance and driving pleasure, while maintaining the smoothness and efficiency that are characteristic of Lexus hybrids.

The LC 500, with its naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine, also marks a first in the premium car segment with its new Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission, with gear ratios spaced to achieve smooth, linear and rhythmical acceleration.

The successful delivery of the LC owes much to the immense personal enthusiasm for the project from everyone involved in its creation; their inspiration has been critical in making the LC a reality.

A flagship luxury coupe
The LC is a new flagship 2+2 luxury coupe for Lexus' global model range, not only showcasing the qualities of design, beauty, engineering and advanced technology that define it as a premium vehicle manufacturer, but also symbolising its ambition as a luxury lifestyle brand.

This isn't simply a car that looks good. It has been engineered in every dimension to deliver a very special driving experience. "Even sharper and more refined" were the constant watchwords as Lexus honed every aspect of the LC's performance, ride and handling.

The LC is a contemporary interpretation of the finest traditions of the grand tourer. Its handling, responsiveness and comfort have been tuned on some of the world's great driving roads to deliver a rewarding and hugely enjoyable experience.

The quality is equally high in both versions of the car that are being brought to the marketplace, the LC 500h and the LC 500 - two models that offer unique propositions for customers.

The LC 500h marks a revolution in the development of hybrid technology, the first model to benefit from Lexus' Multi Stage Hybrid system. Adding a multi stage shift device to the 3.5-litre V6 hybrid powertrain helps transform the driving experience, witnessed in greater torque, more usable power across a wider range of engine speeds and rhythmic, linear acceleration that gives the driver the sensation of working with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Moreover, these qualities are delivered with all the smoothness and efficiency for which Lexus Hybrid Drive is renowned, together with improved environmental performance.

The LC 500 is powered by the latest development of Lexus' naturally aspirated V8 petrol engine, tuned to deliver 351kW, with improved acceleration feel to the driver and the kind of engine note that only a naturally aspirated V8 can deliver. This unit is matched to the world's first 10-speed direct shift automatic transmission for a premium car to secure a genuinely rewarding driving experience.

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DESIGN


• Distinctive LC design for Luxury Coupe based on award-winning LF-LC concept car
• Avant-garde styling achieved through unprecedented level of co-operation between Lexus' design and engineering teams
• Fluid interpretation of Lexus' "seduction and technology" design theme
• Luxury 2+2 coupe proportions, with authentic front engine/rear drive design characterised by low bonnet and roof lines and aerodynamically efficient surfacing



DYNAMIC LUXURY COUPE DESIGN
The LC's exterior design is immediately recognisable as being a masterful reinterpretation of the styling of the LF-LC concept, winner of an EyesOn Design award when first revealed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Making the show car's styling a practical proposition for a full production car required a new way of working at Lexus, bringing the engineering and design teams together with an unprecedented degree of co-operation to achieve the desired results - with hard work fuelled by a shared desire to make the LC a success, without compromise. At the same time as the challenge of the exterior design was taken up, a new cabin was created, combining a driver-focused cockpit with an open and welcoming space for passengers.

The success of this team was proven when the LC won two further EyesOn Design honours when it in turn was revealed at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.

An unprecedented design challenge
The unveiling of the LC coupe at the 2016 Detroit motor show revealed at a stroke that Lexus had carried forward the promise of the LF-LC concept, producing a dynamic luxury coupe with an exterior design that is radical yet elegant, with commanding visual impact.
The delivery of such uncompromised styling was at the heart of the project led by chief engineer Koji Sato and chief designer Tadao Mori. Their work was inspired by the hugely positive media and public reception for the LF-LC and the personal support of Akio Toyoda, who saw the concept as a route to introducing more emotion into the Lexus brand.

Translating the styling of the 2012 LF-LC concept into a viable production model was a complex challenge, considered by Sato as the greatest Lexus had undertaken since the development of the original LS. Its successful achievement called for new ways of collaboration between the engineering and design teams right from the start.

Sato explains: "While maximising the fundamental taste of the LF-LC, we applied completely different specifications to create a design that goes beyond the concept - a design that will captivate you as soon as you see it. In my view pursuing beautiful design and elaborating great performance is very similar. Beauty is the identity of Lexus' design.

"Every feature on the LC is the result of an integrated approach to design and engineering. All the team worked together, engineers and designers alike. This is why we have been able to create such a great car."

New Global Architecture - Luxury platform
The desire was to preserve the LF-LC's defining low roof and hood lines, while ensuring the packaging allowed the LC to match the concept in accommodating a sport suspension and 21-inch forged alloy wheels. At the same time, all powertrain, chassis and safety components had to be housed and comfortable headroom had to be provided in the cabin. The teams had the benefit of working on a completely new GA-L (Global Architecture - Luxury) platform, designed for new generations of front engine/rear-wheel drive Lexus models.

As an example of the teams' commitment to success, the front suspension components went through six months of re-working the multilink suspension control arm geometry until the required low hood line was achieved, without compromising suspension performance. Other clever solutions were developed, such as the new ultra-slim LED headlight unit design, which allowed the LC to retain exceptionally short front overhangs.

EXTERIOR: AVANT GARDE ELEGANCE
The LC displays luxury coupe proportions with an exterior design that projects an avant-garde elegance, remaining faithful to many of the defining features of the LF-LC concept car that inspired it. The design wraps the car in a glamorous body that represents an evocative and fluid interpretation of Lexus' "seduction and technology" design theme.

Athletic profile
The luxury coupe's athletic profile is characterised by its sweeping roofline, which tapers rearward from above the centrally positioned cabin to create a distinctive silhouette. Chrome-plated mouldings along the side of the glass roof amplify the elegant coupe profile; their rear edges shaped to echo the lines of a traditional Japanese sword. The blacked-out finish to the roof and rear pillars creates a floating effect that visually separates the roof from the rear spoiler.

The Enhancement Pack raises the LC's sporting appearance with the addition of a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic composite roof. The Enhancement Pack also features an exclusive active rear spoiler.

The LC has a 2,870mm wheelbase and, directly referencing the styling of the LF-LC, very compact overhangs (930mm front, 970mm rear) and a notably low bonnet line. Overall length is 4,770mm, width is 1,920mm and the height 1,345mm.

The prominent front and rear spoilers flare away from the centre of the car, housing wide, large-diameter wheels, while the door panels are pulled inwards, creating a powerful three-dimensional form that mirrors the spindle shape of the Lexus grille.

The LC is fitted with 21-inch forged aluminium alloy wheels.

Frontal design
The spindle grille itself - a hallmark of Lexus design - is finished in chrome and has an arresting new mesh design with visual tension that changes as it spreads across the front of the car. The unique LC lighting signature is created by independent daytime running lights in an arrowhead configuration and ultra-compact triple LED headlamp units. Achieving this remarkably slim headlight design played an important role in helping the designers achieve the coupe's low bonnet line and short front overhang.

Rear styling
At the rear the roof tapers down between muscular wheel arches, reinforcing the car's wide and stable stance. The Lexus spindle shape is visible here in a three-dimensional form that is generated by lines flowing from the front of the car and along the sides, before cutting back around the inner edge of the rear combination lamps. The line of the spindle then moves outwards, following the shape of the licence plate mounting and outer edges of the tailpipes.

The rear combination lamps, set vertically at the outermost edge of the bumper, have a graphic that guides the eye in three directions, accentuating the flow along the sides of the body and emphasising the vehicle's strong, planted look. The use of several different materials in the lens and bezel provide a further indication of the sophisticated workmanship invested in the LC. Within the combination units, the tail lights feature a new Lexus concept, using mirrors to create a multi-reflection, three-dimensional sequence of L-shaped graphics.

Aerodynamic detailing
The quality of the LC's driving dynamics is witnessed in subtle yet functional aerodynamic details. Ducts in the front and rear wheel arches improve high-speed stability and a rear diffuser and active rear spoiler (supplied with the Enhancement Pack) manage airflow during performance driving.

AERODYNAMICS
As much as Lexus sought to carry forward the sensuous styling of the LF-LC concept into the production LC, it also worked to introduce a high level of aerodynamic performance to improve the coupe's handling stability and ride quality and suppress wind noise.
The aim was to achieve a smooth, unbroken front to rear airflow both over and beneath the body. Design elements that help control and direct the airflow include small but critical aero stabilising fins on the front pillars, just forward of the door mirrors. Just a 5mm difference in their size or position can affect the car's handling and level of wind noise.

An active rear spoiler, fitted as part of the Enhancement Pack, is automatically deployed when vehicle speed rises above 80km/h. This suppresses lift at the rear to give a high degree of stability when driving at speed.

Aero ducts are featured just forward of the rear wheel arches, serving a highly practical function as well as contributing to the dynamic power of the LC's styling. These feed air into the wheel arch, which then exits smoothly across the sidewall of the tyre. This contributes to the car's high-speed straight-line stability and steering responsiveness and generates improved grip feel from the rear tyres, for example when changing lanes.

The treatment of the underbody has been given equally close attention, with an almost completely smooth finish. Parts are aligned with the aero line, which kicks up towards the rear - notably the silencer is angled upwards, like a diffuser.

DYNAMIC LUXURY INTERIOR
The dynamic luxury theme of the exterior is carried through into the LC's 2+2 cabin, designed to provide a high degree of driving pleasure with its combination of elegance and a superb comfort, sophistication and intricate attention to detail with a driver-focused cockpit.

Cabin design
The area around the front passenger spreads outwards to create a comfortable and welcoming space. In fact, the flowing line of the door trim is an extension of an exterior line that flows from the hood and through the windscreen, building a sense of continuity between the outside and inside of the car.

The driver's cockpit has been ergonomically designed to instil confidence and invite spirited driving, with an intuitive layout of the controls and an excellent seating position. The driver's hip point has been located as close as possible to the coupe's centre of gravity, maximising direct feedback of the vehicle's dynamic performance. The driver also enjoys an excellent view of the road, uncompromised by the low seating position thanks to the low hood line, the low-profile instrument panel and the location and narrow width of the front pillars. The shallow height of the instrument panel has been helped by the development of compact air vents.

Ease of access
Lexus has ensured getting in and out of the LC is easy and comfortable by providing generous legroom beneath the instrument panel, reducing the height difference between the rocker panel and the vehicle floor and enlarging the door aperture to provide comfortable head space. The basic postural movements with refined movements are inspired by Japanese culture and tradition.

Steering wheel and controls
Particular attention has been paid to the steering wheel design, with a change in the cross-section around its circumference to allow for variations in grip and twisting of the wrist. New, larger magnesium alloy paddle shifts have been profiled for easier hooking with the fingertips and have a more positive and satisfying click action.

The instrument panel has a taut and rigid frame that creates a strong horizontal axis. All the principal instrumentation and function controls are contained within its cross-section.

The information displays are arranged in order of importance, with the most critical positioned closest to the driver's sightline within the dashboard's upper display zone. All are positioned at the same height, to reduce the degree of eye movement required for the driver to read them. The instrument binnacle houses the latest development of the TFT (thin film transistor) meter technology introduced in the Lexus LFA supercar, including a moving central ring.

Driving-related switches and controls are arranged in a control zone that is concentrated immediately around the steering wheel. These include the paddle shifts, steering wheel combination switches, Drive Mode Select switch, starter button and shift lever, each located for the best ergonomic performance, focusing on easy reach and operation that allow the driver to concentrate on the road ahead with least distraction.

The centre console features the new generation Remote Touch Interface touchpad control with quick and intuitive operation.

Throughout the cabin the quality and finish of the upholstery, trim materials and detailing reflect the Takumi craftsmanship and fine attention to detail for which Lexus is renowned worldwide. This is witnessed in the hand-stitching of the leather gearshift lever, the draping treatment of the Alcantara door panel trims and the discreet use of the Lexus L motif in areas such as the face of the analogue clock and even the tactile raised surfaces of the air vent controls.

Seat design
Providing the driver with a seat with the best possible combination of support and comfort was a focus point in the development of the LC's cabin. Chief engineer Sato himself was involved in the process of developing a new design that went through an exhaustive 50 test cycles.

The aim was to deliver an advanced design with excellent holding performance and superb comfort. Lexus has achieved this with a new two-part construction technique in which the main part of the seat-back drapes over the shoulder area of the seat and wraps around the back. To ensure superior lateral support, additional bolstering is provided for the driver's shoulder blade area and resin inserts improve the holding performance of the side bolsters. On the sports seats provided with the Enhancement Pack, the bolsters are even more substantial, with a focus on keeping the driver's back in place in high-speed cornering.

The seat cushion has been shaped to ensure excellent support for the pelvis, so that pressure is evenly distributed to the front and back. The result is a perfect fit and high comfort from the moment you sit down based on the 'self-alignment' concept.

Interior colours
The choice of interior colour schemes for the LC includes new Ochre, together with Lexus' established Dark Rose and Black finishes. The colour options and combinations allow customers to create a distinctive and individual cabin that projects a sporty or luxurious look.

The Ochre option provides a monotone finish throughout the interior in warmly harmonising shades of brown, producing a highly luxurious effect.

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EXHILARATING PERFORMANCE


• LC is first model to be constructed on the new Lexus 'Global Architecture - Luxury' front engine/rear-wheel drive platform
• GA-L platform allows for a low centre of gravity and the setting of a new driving position
• Superb body rigidity with highest torsional stiffness of any Lexus model yet
• Strategic use of different steels, aluminium and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic to achieve optimum combination of strength, light weight and weight distribution
• Detailed management of inertia specifications, using low centre of gravity, vehicle mass distribution and moment of inertia to achieve sharp and refined dynamic performance
• New multi-link front and rear suspension and adoption of run-flat tyres
• Lexus Dynamic Handling with Limited Slip Differential ensures faithful handling and ultimate steering response
• Engine sound reflecting the coupe's performance qualities


The LC is the first car to be developed on Lexus' new front engine/rear-wheel drive Global Architecture - Luxury (GA-L) platform, the quality of which gives Lexus the freedom to take design and performance to another level, fundamental to its future direction as more emotionally driven brand.

NEW GLOBAL ARCHITECTURE - LUXURY PLATFORM
The design and quality of the GA-L platform have given Lexus the opportunity to craft a highly rigid body with excellent noise and vibration characteristics. It plays a pivotal role in the new LC's dynamic performance, enabling a low centre of gravity to be achieved and a completely new driving position to be defined. Low vehicle mass, ideal weight distribution and the accommodation of finely tuned new multilink suspension systems add to the dynamic benefits of the platform's design.

High body rigidity
The goal of obtaining emotional driving dynamics has been achieved by ensuring exceptional body rigidity and careful management of the inertia specifications.

To gain the best results, materials with different properties have been used in different areas of the coupe's construction, giving strength, rigidity and light weight in appropriate measure - in essence, "the right material for the right job".

The application of different materials can be broken down into six separate functions. To create a strong frame that helps provide robust cabin integrity, the non-deforming parts are made of ultra-high-tensile strength steel, while high tensile steel with good elastic properties is adopted for elements that are designed to deform in an impact to dissipate energy. The rigidity of the frame is supported by general steel with a high degree of stiffness, and aluminium is used strategically for its excellent energy-absorbing performance and for external bodywork where its lightness and tensile rigidity are of value. Finally, strong yet lightweight Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) is featured inside and out.

In pursuit of a comfortable ride, Lexus increased the amount of adhesive used to connect components in the LC's frame - around 73m in total. Also, line welds have been used in place of spot welds wherever possible.

Inertia specifications
Precise control of the LC's inertia specifications played an important part in achieving the "even sharper, more refined" quality Lexus sought for its luxury coupe. This included giving the car a low centre of gravity, balanced front-to-rear weight distribution and a good moment of inertia.

The quality of the new GA-L-based platform gave the opportunity to rethink packaging to improve the inertia specifications and achieve an excellent combination of what are ostensibly contradictory qualities - handling stability and ride comfort. The principal elements included locating the tyres outwards to the corners of the vehicle, reducing overall weight, lowering the driver's hip point and moving the engine 50mm rearward. The elimination of a spare tyre in favour of run-flat tyres and relocating the battery to the luggage space further helped balance the car's weight distribution.

By achieving a low centre of gravity, Lexus was able to reduce the car's roll angle without stiffening the springs and detracting from ride comfort. Overall the LC displays controlled body motion and precise, linear response, creating a rhythmical and smooth driving experience, notably when cornering and making lane changes.

The innovative packaging aimed at improving the inertia specifications also helped the designers in their mission to give the LC the dynamic visual appeal witnessed in the LF-LC concept. Moving the engine mass rearwards, behind the front axle line, results in a front/mid-ship configuration. This was essential for achieving the desired low hood line and making space for 21-inch wheels, giving the coupe a low, dynamic silhouette. Thus a successful synergy has been generated between engineering the best possible dynamic performance and creating a superior design.

NEW MULTI-LINK SUSPENSION DESIGN
The layout of new front and rear suspension systems for the LC focuses on achieving excellent vehicle response and greater steering feel, from the moment the steering wheel is turned, supporting the "even sharper" quality Lexus sought for the coupe. At the same time, a higher degree of ride comfort was a priority, combined with stability to give the driver peace of mind at all times.

The new high mount front suspension system has an optimal arm design to secure the required level of steering feedback. Conversely, the rear suspension has a low mount configuration, with precisely defined arm locations to achieve high-stability steering characteristics.

Double ball joints are featured on each of the two upper and two lower control arms, allowing for control of the smallest movements from driver inputs and the road surface. This arrangement helps optimise the suspension geometry and create more precise steering response with better initial effort. Contributing to the LC's weight-saving program, the upper control arms are made of lightweight forged aluminium.

The driver can appreciate the effectiveness of the LC's suspension designs in the car's immediate response at initial turn-in, with the tyres quickly developing lateral force, delivering stability, controllability and ride comfort.

Run-flat tyres
The specification of run-flat tyres contributes to the LC's efficient packaging, weight-saving qualities, optimum weight distribution and dynamic performance.

By avoiding the need to accommodate a spare wheel, Lexus has been able to save weight and free up space to locate the sub (or auxiliary) battery in the luggage compartment, helping achieve the required front/rear weight distribution. At the same time, a larger load space could be designed, without compromising the coupe's swooping profile.

The quality and performance of run-flat tyres have improved significantly as manufacturers make important advances in the application of new designs, tread patterns and material compounds, giving both high performance capabilities and everyday ride quality, durability and safety. Improved rolling resistance has also been achieved, ensuring the tyres make a contribution to the vehicle's overall fuel efficiency.

The tyres' increased lateral stiffness complements the LC's highly rigid suspension, while vertical stiffness has been reduced to favour ride comfort.

Tyre sizes are 245/40RF21 front and 275/35RF21 rear with 21-inch wheels.

LEXUS DYNAMIC HANDLING WITH LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
The LC Enhancement Pack is equipped with the Lexus Dynamic Handling system.

Lexus Dynamic Handling's role is to provide the LC with a higher level of handling in all driving scenarios, achieved through the co-ordination of the car's Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) and Electric Power Steering (EPS) functions.

The result is ultimate steering response in everyday driving, true to the driver's inputs, with a high feeling of rear tyre grip and instantaneous response in high-speed cornering, giving a greater feeling of security. By equipping the LC with a limited-slip differential (standard on LC 500 and included with the Enhancement Pack on LC 500h), Lexus allows the driver to enjoy secure acceleration while cornering; co-operation between the new Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), DRS and the LSD is designed to counteract over or understeer to help the car keep to its intended line while communicating a natural feel to the driver, even at the limit of performance. VSC control is improved to enhance driving dynamics.

The quality of the steering system has been carefully engineered to suppress any unwanted vibration while adding extra rigidity to the steering column to communicate a sense of security and responsiveness. The sharp, linear response of the EPS gives a natural feel, while taking handling precision to a higher level for a more rewarding driving experience.

ENGINE SOUND
Lexus considers the sound of the engine to be an important contributor to delivering genuinely multi-sensory driving pleasure, and in the new LC Lexus has taken great steps to achieve truly emotional engine sound. In fact, engineers have worked to combine the sounds produced both by the air intake system at the front and the exhaust system at the rear to create what they describe as a "concert hall" effect inside the cabin, both as the car gains speed and slows down.

The sound has been developed specifically for the LC, to reflect the coupe's performance qualities. As speed increases, the sound has an excellent tonal quality and harmony and a depth that expresses a pulsating feel.

On the LC 500's V8 engine the front air intake is fitted with a sound generator, with carefully engineered dimensions tuned to maximise the desired sound frequency and level. The opening is connected directly to the cowl reinforcement, so sound reverberates within the enclosed space, resulting in a natural, emotional quality.

At the rear, additional external valves have been introduced in front of the main muffler, which open and close according to the driver's use of the throttle and the drive mode selected. The length and diameter of the main muffler pipe has also been adjusted to generate a satisfying exhaust note.

At low engine revs the exhaust sound gives a sense of the car's power, while at high speeds the engine note evokes an exhilarating feel.

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POWERTRAINS


• LC 500h powered by 3.5-litre V6 full hybrid powertrain
• First model to benefit from Lexus' new Multi Stage Hybrid System, delivering greatly enhanced torque and acceleration performance
• Compact and lightweight lithium-ion hybrid battery
• LC 500 features latest development of Lexus' 5.0-litre V8 engine, matched with the first direct shift 10-speed automatic transmission to be featured in a luxury car


TWO POWERTRAINS: 3.5-LITRE V6 FULL HYBRID WITH MULTI STAGE HYBRID SYSTEM AND NORMALLY ASPIRATED 5.0-LITRE V8


The Lexus LC gives customers the option of two unique powertrains, both of which benefit from numerous advanced technologies to achieve rewarding performance that fully complements the finely tuned handling qualities of the coupe's chassis.

The LC 500h marks the start of a new era in full hybrid technology, the introduction of Lexus' new Multi Stage Hybrid System. This transforms torque, power and acceleration through the addition of a new multi stage shift device to the powertrain, while still preserving the smoothness and efficiency for which Lexus hybrids are renowned.

The LC 500 is powered by Lexus' 5.0-litre normally aspirated V8 petrol engine, matched to a new close-ratio Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission - a first for a premium passenger car.

Generating maximum power of 351kW thanks to an optimised intake and exhaust layout and engine control, it provides rapid, rhythmic acceleration accompanied by an engine sound that expresses the V8's power.


LC 500h WITH 3.5-LITRE V6 FULL HYBRID POWERTRAIN
The 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine featured in the LC 500h's full hybrid powertrain delivers efficient environmental performance without sacrificing powerful driving performance reaching up to 6,600rpm.

A series of detailed design and engineering measures have been taken to fine-tune performance, including a reduction in the diameter of the cylinder intake port to increase flow speed and efficiency, contributing to excellent power output and a feeling of continuous acceleration. The engine makes good use of Dual VVT-i (intelligent variable valve-timing), with timing precisely gauged in line with driving conditions, helping secure high torque at all engine speeds.

Measures to reduce friction losses and thus improve engine efficiency include the adoption of narrow, lightweight roller rocker arms and low-friction timing chains, while D-4S direct fuel injection helps create optimum combustion conditions, contributing to good fuel economy.

IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGY: NEW MULTI STAGE HYBRID SYSTEM
The LC 500h introduces Lexus' first Multi Stage Hybrid System, a technology that delivers a revolution in hybrid powertrain performance and promises to change popular perception of the kind of driving experience a hybrid can provide.

Chief engineer Koji Sato explained: "In the past, people only associated hybrid with 'eco'. We wanted to broaden that perception and create a true high-performance powertrain."

The Multi Stage Hybrid System amplifies engine and motor output thanks to a new multi stage shift device, which changes the output in four stages in order to utilise the engine speeds across the whole speed range.

This creates a system that responds much more directly to driver inputs and achieves a higher level of dynamic performance and driving pleasure, while maintaining the smoothness and efficiency that are characteristic of Lexus cars.

Improved torque and acceleration
The success of the Multi Stage Hybrid System is central to the "even sharper" quality Lexus targeted for the LC, providing responsive, direct and rhythmical acceleration with good grip. In fact, such is the level of torque and acceleration when pulling away from stationary, the LC 500h tests the limits of tyre grip and, according to chief engineer Sato, is the first Lexus hybrid that can spin its rear wheels.

In a conventional full hybrid vehicle, engine output is amplified by the electric motor via a reduction gear, but with the new Multi Stage Hybrid System the power from the V6 engine and the electric motor can be amplified by the automatic transmission, allowing much greater drive power to be generated when accelerating off the line.

Lexus has succeeded in increasing maximum engine rpm from 6,000 to 6,600rpm. And thanks to the Multi Stage Hybrid System, the operating range in first, second and third gears has been increased, so that maximum rpm is reached at about 50km/h.

As a result, the LC 500h's 3.5-litre V6 is able to produce more drive power when pulling away than Lexus' 5.0-litre V8 hybrid vehicle engine, enabling a 0 to 100km/h acceleration time of just five seconds.

Transmission with 10-speed driving feel
Although the multi stage shift device changes the output in four stages, the D range has a simulated shift control pattern that replicates the feel of driving with a 10-speed shift control. As vehicle speed rises, engine speed increases with a linear, direct and continuous acceleration feel that avoids the "rubber band" effect witnessed in some continuously variable transmissions. In the 10th gear range, the CVT control allows for cruising at lower engine revs for quiet, smooth and fuel-efficient performance.

In a first for a Lexus hybrid, the transmission benefits from an improved version of the AI shift control found in conventional automatics. This enables intelligent, optimum gear selection to be made in line with driving conditions and driver inputs, for example when going up or downhill. The system also includes automatic Drive Mode switching control. This means it can adjust gear shifts to suit the driver's style and behaviour, without the driver having to select a different drive mode to get the kind of performance they want from the transmission.

M mode with manual gear selection
Thanks to the Multi Stage Hybrid System's design, the driver is able to take advantage of an M mode to select and hold gears manually, using paddle shifts mounted behind the steering wheel - a function not previously available on a Lexus hybrid. Thanks to the co-ordinated control of the Power Split Device and the gear shifting mechanism, the gear shift will start instantaneously with the computer receiving the signal from the paddle shift, giving an exceptionally quick response.

LITHIUM-ION HYBRID BATTERY
The LC 500h is the first production Lexus to use a compact, lightweight, lithium-ion hybrid battery. Twenty per cent smaller than the nickel-metal hydride unit featured in the Lexus LS, it fits neatly between the rear seats and the luggage compartment. Although smaller, it has a higher power density, with its 84 cells producing 310.8 volts.

Using lithium-ion technology has also reduced the component's weight, helping reduce the LC 500h's overall mass, and contributing to the effective management of the car's inertia specifications. This supports overall fuel economy, emissions performance and the coupe's handling balance.

It is also the first Lexus hybrid battery to feature a satellite construction design, in which the cell voltage monitoring function has been made separate from the battery ECU. This allows for efficient use of what would otherwise be empty space inside the battery pack to house the wiring harness and battery cooling blower, thus reducing the unit's overall dimensions. The cooling blower itself has been made more powerful and thinner in size.

Adopting lithium-ion battery technology results in more compact packaging, ensuring that good luggage space is maintained. It also reduces the overall vehicle weight.


LC 500 WITH 5.0-LITRE V8 ENGINE
The performance heart of the LC 500 is Lexus' high-revving (maximum 7,300rpm), normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine. It is a development of the Atkinson cycle unit which has been deployed to good effect in the GS F and RC F, its performance supported by advanced D-4S fuel injection technology. Power delivery is to the rear wheels via a new 10-speed close-ratio automatic transmission.

The V8 supports the essential dynamic character of the luxury coupe, providing smooth, linear throttle response and generating a stirring engine note. Maximum power of 351kW is delivered at 7,100rpm, with maximum torque of 540Nm generated at 4,800rpm. This gives the LC 500 a 0 to 100km/h sprint time of 4.7 seconds. The intention is to give the driver a sense of endless acceleration, combined with the responsiveness and high output customers expect from a normally aspirated unit.

The engine is designed for durability and has a lightweight construction, with high-strength forged connecting rods and titanium valves that allow it to flourish at high revs. A dual intake inlet enables efficient breathing and contributes to the engine's distinctive sound. Noise and vibration have been reduced by the use of a double torsional damper on the crank pulley, while fuel efficiency is supported by the use of D-4S direct fuel injection, Atkinson cycle operation, optimised VVT-i operation and a high compression ratio. Extensive measures have also been taken to reduce friction and pumping losses.

IMAGINATIVE TECHNOLOGY: NEW DIRECT SHIFT 10-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
In designing a new Direct Shift automatic transmission for the LC 500, Lexus sought to avoid the drawbacks of systems where driving pleasure is diminished by the wider spacing of the higher gears, often producing an unappealing, drawn-out engine sound. It recognises the critical role the transmission plays in generating a rhythmic drive through good feedback and quick shifts that respond instantly to the driver's wishes.

The solution is a new 10-speed unit with close ratios that bring the gears closer together, and even spacing between each gear - a Lexus world-first for a premium passenger car.

An extra gear was added to eliminate the feel of second and third gears being drawn out for too long, and a 10th gear has been provided to allow for efficient high-speed cruising at reduced engine rpm. The system provides some of the world's quickest shifts, giving a crisp feel, fast response, rhythmic shifting with no "shock" effect, and a harmonised engine sound, contributing greatly to the core goals of making the LC "sharper and more refined".

In another world-first for Lexus, the transmission uses an AI-SHIFT control with a drive mode switching function. This selects the optimum gear according to its estimation of the driver's preferences and intentions, based not just on vehicle speed and use of the accelerator, but also from past driving history. The system will adapt gear selection to suit, even if the driver has not used the Drive Mode Select switch.

The transmission benefits from a new torque converter with full range lock-up control to support the delivery of a pleasingly direct feel and eliminating unnecessary revving of the engine. Thanks to intelligent design and packaging and exhaustive weight-saving measures, the complete unit is comparable in size and weight to Lexus' current eight-speed automatic. Low-friction materials have been used where possible to support fuel economy and the number of internal parts - planetary gears, clutches and brakes - has been kept to a minimum.

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TAKUMI CRAFTSMANSHIP


• LC quality and performance benefit from the precision skills of Lexus' Takumi master craftspeople
• Motomachi factory provides ideal environment for luxury coupe manufacturing
• High-quality interior materials benefit from hand-finishing and stitching
• Continuous, detailed refinement of driving dynamics


The skills of Lexus' master craftspeople - the famous Takumi - are central to the exceptional quality Lexus delivers in every car it builds. The new LC benefits from this precision approach, not just in the intricate details of its fittings and finishes, but also in the way the car rides and performs. Throughout, the experience and finely tuned judgement of the Takumi have been brought to bear in securing the best possible results.

THE MOTOMACHI FACTORY, HOME OF THE LEXUS LFA AND THE LC
The LC is built at Lexus' Motomachi plant, famously home to production of the hand-crafted LFA supercar. The factory's layout and facilities have been tailored to the production of the LC, to ensure the highest quality levels.

Many of the Takumi and skilled workers who built the LFA transferred to the LC project, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in areas such as the handling of carbon fibre components and hand-finishing.

The new production line at Motomachi has a pure white finish from floor to ceiling to create an environment that helps the team members focus on their work. Each person will spend as much as 20 minutes working on every car, combining hand and eye skills with the use of tablet devices to check and re-check the quality of each process. Skills - both mental and technical - are constantly developed to support a "no compromise" mindset when it comes to achieving Lexus' rigorous quality standards.

Final checks are carried out in a glass-walled inspection booth with LED lighting - even set into the floor - to ensure the precision finish of all surfaces and bodywork panels, the evenness of colour, the quality of the interior and the operation of functioning parts. The substantial thickness of the glass walls also allows the smallest abnormalities in sound to be detected in dynamic checks that monitor noise and vibration.

INTERIOR FINISHING
Here the skills of the Takumi can be seen in precise stitching that maintains a flawless finish where leather spreads across complex surfaces. The draping effect of the Alcantara in the door panels and the arrangement of the perforations in the leather seat upholstery are further hallmarks of the attention to detail invested in creating a perfect cabin environment.

The shape and feel of the steering wheel - a critical link in communicating the quality of the LC's performance to the driver - were defined through hours of testing and re-testing by a Takumi master driver. His exhaustive analysis produced a highly complex cross-section design. The profile for each section of the wheel produces the ideal shape to suit the driver's changing grip and hand position as they steer. The same process was applied to developing the shape and action of the paddle shifters for manual gear selection. Crafted in cool-to-the-touch magnesium alloy, they have a finely defined profile for ease of use and operate with a satisfying click-response.

HAND-CRAFTED GEAR SHIFT KNOB
The construction and finishing of the gear shift knob exemplifies the craftsmanship and attention to detail that is invested throughout the vehicle. Great efforts have been made in ensuring this highly tactile part conveys the level of quality that can only be delivered by skilled craftspeople.

The covering is leather, in keeping with the extensive use of fine leather in the LC's cabin, created using an in-stitch method that keeps the stitching concealed. The seams are straight thanks entirely to the advanced skills of the Lexus craftspeople (the sewing margin is just 2mm), while the size and shape of the stitch holes, the thickness of the needle and the angle of the needles are all subject to constant checks to ensure perfect consistency.

The metal parts are slightly recessed, so the palm of the driver's hand feels only the leather surface when using the shift lever. Different parts of the knob have contrasting tactile qualities: the top is smooth and soft, with a urethane sheet adding a degree of flexibility, while the perforated leather surface on the knob's rear section is harder to the touch, adding a telling sensation to each shift change.

HIGH-SPEED RESIN TRANSFER MOULDING (RTM)
The finish of the LC's Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) has a twill weave effect, made possible by a new, high-speed resin transfer moulding (RTM) process, developed at the Motomachi factory from a technique originally used in the production of the Lexus LFA. Raw carbon fibre material is inserted into a mould and clamped in place before the insertion of the resin material. As a result, the process has been made suitable for volume production. The use of the CFRP roof makes a major contribution to the coupe's low centre of gravity and reduces overall weight.

SELF-PIERCING RIVETS
Lexus has adopted a new technique for combining aluminium with steel to help save weight in key areas, notably the construction of the front suspension towers.

The use of self-piercing riveting allows these different metals to be securely joined where traditional welding methods are unsuitable: in place of spot-welding, the material is pierced on its upper side only.

DRIVING DYNAMICS
The skills and experience of the Takumi were further invested in securing excellent driving dynamics for the new luxury coupe. The aim was to ensure that the promise of a great drive expressed by the car's styling and the sound of the engine when you start up is delivered on when you take the wheel and pull away.

The sharpness and responsiveness of the steering, the strong, rhythmic progress of the transmission, the supportiveness and comfort of the seats and the position of your feet and the pedals - all these elements and more were scrutinised to produce the best possible combination, with the goal not just of a rewarding drive, but performance that actively makes you want to drive.

Prototypes were assessed on all kinds of roads, including in Europe and the USA, to ensure that its ride and handling meet the different demands of drivers and driving conditions around the world.

The Takumi master driver works exclusively on the LC to maintain a complete focus, making fine adjustments to achieve the best results, right up to the start of production.

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MARK LEVINSON AUDIO SYSTEM


• 13-speaker Mark Levinson Reference Product audio system uses innovative technologies to deliver concert hall quality sound

Lexus has enjoyed an auto industry-exclusive partnership with Mark Levinson since 2001, giving its customers the benefit of bespoke audio systems of the highest quality in its vehicles. The new LC follows in this tradition, offering Mark Levinson audio systems with exclusive equipment from its top-of-the-range Reference Product.

Designing the system to deliver the highest listening experience in the LC presented new challenges, as sound reacts differently in the compact cabin of the 2+2 coupe compared to a larger saloon or SUV. Mark Levinson specialists measured the sound frequencies produced in different parts of the cabin using 24 different microphones, producing data that helped them work with Lexus engineers to precisely locate the 13 speakers.

"As a result, the audio system is able to make the cabin sound larger than it actually is, giving the listener the sensation of being in a concert hall rather than the interior of a vehicle," said LC chief engineer Koji Sato.

The LC's Mark Levinson audio system also features Clari-Fi music restoration technology that enhances music playback by automatically analysing and improving the quality of all types of compressed, digitised music sources. It identifies music signals that have been compressed and restores them in real time during playback to achieve an accurate and full listening experience.

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LEXUS SAFETY SYSTEM+


• All LC models equipped with Lexus Safety System+
• Package of active safety features includes Pre Collision safety System, All-speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Automatic High Beam
• Lexus Safety System+ helps reduce the risk of an accident, alerts the driver to potential hazards and can help reduce the consequences should an impact be unavoidable


All versions of the LC are equipped as standard with Lexus Safety System+, a collection of active safety features that can help the driver avoid an accident, or help lessen the consequences of a collision.

The system uses a camera and a millimetre-wave radar to monitor the road ahead for potential hazards and collision risks. This provides the LC with a Pre-Collision Safety System which is designed to detect vehicles and pedestrians, All-speed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane-Keep Assist (LKA) with Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and a Sway Warning function, and Automatic High Beam system (AHB).

Pre-Collision Safety System*
Designed to detect the risk of an impact and operating in unison with warning and braking systems, the Pre-Collision System helps to lessen the damage sustained in a collision.

The system is designed to recognise other vehicles, using data from a forward recognition camera and millimetre wave radar sensor.

If it determines that the possibility of a collision is high, pre-collision warning control and pre-collision brake assist control are initiated. If a collision is imminent, pre-collision braking control will be engaged to help reduce the impact of the collision, or help avoid it.

If the driver fails to react and the system judges a collision to be imminent, the brakes are automatically applied to reduce vehicle speed by up to 40km/h, which could potentially bring the car to a stop in order to help mitigate the force of an impact.

All-speed Adaptive Cruise Control (Dynamic Radar Cruise Control)*
The same radar unit used by the PCS provides the LC with All-speed Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). This helps the driver maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, down to very low speeds and even to a standstill. Once the way ahead is clear, the LC automatically and smoothly accelerates to its pre-set cruising speed. If the car has been brought to a halt, the driver simply needs to press the accelerator briefly to reactivate the system.

Lane-Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and Vehicle Sway Warning*
The LC's Lexus Safety System+ package includes Advanced Lane-Keep Assist, which is designed to recognise when the vehicle is deviating from its lane on the highway. It helps the driver steer the vehicle safely back to its correct path, automatically providing steering inputs to keep the car within its lane. Working with the ACC, it can operate even at very low vehicle speeds. The driver can also choose which alert they prefer (warning sound or vibrating steering wheel) and the sensitivity of the warning, via the multi-information display. The system can also be switched off, if desired.

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) uses a camera on the windscreen to track the vehicle's course between lane markings painted on the road surface. If it judges that the vehicle is about to move out of its lane without the turn indicator being used, the system lights an indicator on the multi-information display and sounds the warning buzzer. It will also apply appropriate steering control force to help bring the vehicle back on course.

The system also includes a Vehicle Sway Warning function. This monitors the car's position in its lane and the driver's steering inputs. If it detects degrees of vehicle swaying, it will sound an alert and display a warning on the multi-information display, recommending the driver takes a break.

Automatic High Beam*
Lexus Safety System+ includes Automatic High Beam (AHB), which is designed to detect oncoming traffic and vehicles ahead and automatically switches the headlights between high and low beam. This helps maximise illumination to give the driver the best possible field of vision when the road ahead is clear, while minimising the risk of dazzling oncoming cars.

* Pre-Collision Safety System, All-speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Vehicle Sway Warning and Automatic High Beam are driver assist technologies and should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices. Driver should continue to monitor the road.

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LC 500h / LC 500 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS


Major Dimensions & Vehicle WeightsLC 500LC 500h
Overall (Kerb Mass)Length mm47704770
 Width (w/o mirror) mm19201920
 Height*1 mm13451345
Wheelbase (Kerb Weight)  mm28702870
Tread (Kerb Weight)Front mm16301630
 Rear mm16351635
Effective Head RoomFront mm944,
933*2
944,
933*2
 Rear mm818818
Effective Leg RoomFront mm10671067
 Rear mm826826
Shoulder RoomFront mm14391439
 Rear mm12451245
Hip RoomFront mm13771377
 Rear mm11121112
Interior Length
Interior width

Interior height
Seating Capacity
  



person
1868
1550
1080
1075*2
4
1868
1550
1080
1075*2
4
Coefficient of Drag   0.330.33
Min. Running Ground Clearance (Kerb Weight)  mm133140
Kerb Weight  kg1935 - 19701985 - 2020
Gross Vehicle Weight  kg23752445
Cargo SpaceVDA L197172
Fuel Tank Capacity  L8282
Engine
Engine Type   2UR-GSE8GR-FXS
No. of Cyls. & Arrangement   8-cylinders, V type6-cylinders, V type
Valve Mechanism   32-Valve, DOHC,
Dual VVT-i; VVTi-E (intake) VVT-i (exhaust)
24-Valve, DOHC,
VVT-iW (intake), VVT-i (exhaust)
Bore x Stroke  mm94.0 x 89.594.0 x 83.0
Displacement  cm349693456
Compression Ratio   12.3 : 113.0 : 1
Fuel Injection System   EFI, D-4SEFI, D-4S
Intake System   Natural AspirationNatural Aspiration
Emission Certification   EURO 6EURO 6
Fuel Type   PetrolPetrol
Recommended Octane Rating  RON98 or higher98 or higher
Fuel economy



Max. Output

Combined cycle
Urban
Extra Urban
 l/100km



kW/rpm
11.6
17.6
8.2

351/7100
6.7
7.6
6.0

220/6600
Max. Torque  Nm/rpm540/4800348/4900
Motor Generator
Motor Type    Permanent magnet
synchronous motor
Max. OutputkW 132
Max. TorqueNm 300
Hybrid Battery
Battery Type  Lithium-ion
Nominal VoltageV 310.8
Number of Battery Cells  84
System VoltageV 650
Total System Output
Total Max. Output*3kW 264
Performance
Max. Speed*4  km/h270250
Acceleration*4     
 0 to 100 km/h sec.4.75.0
Chassis
TransmissionType  Automatic TransmissionMulti Stage Hybrid Transmission
Layout   FRFR
Transmission Gear Ratio1st  4.9233.538
 2nd  3.1531.888
 3rd  2.3491.000
 4th  1.8790.650
 5th  1.462 
 6th  1.193 
 7th  1.000 
 8th  0.792 
 9th  0.640 
 10th  0.598 
 Reverse  5.169 
Final drive ratio   2.937:13.357:1
Brake TypeFront  Ventilated DiscVentilated Disc
 Rear  Ventilated DiscVentilated Disc
Brake SizeFront (Diameter/Thickness) mm338/ 36338/ 36
 Rear (Diameter/Thickness) mm308/ 30308/ 30
Parking brake type & location


Suspension Type




Front
  Electrical switch type on instrument panel

Double jointed multi-link with AVS
Electrical switch type on instrument panel

Double jointed multi-link with AVS
 Rear  Multi-link with AVSMulti-link with AVS
Power Steering Type Lock to lock Min-max (VGRS operating)



Min turning radius




Kerb to kerb


Wall to wall
  EPS
2.6
2.1-2.8*5
2.0-2.6*7

5.4
5.3*7

5.91
5.75*7
EPS
2.6
2.1-2.8*5
2.0-2.6*7

5.4
5.3*7

5.91
5.75*7
Wheel size / Type  inch21 (forged aluminium)
Tyre Size / Type   Fr. 245/40 RF21, Rr: 275/35 RF21
Tyre Brands   Michelin Pilot Super Sport



*1: Unladen vehicles
*2: With CFRP roof
*3: The combined total power of the engine and electric motor (using the battery) exhibited as a hybrid system. (In-house measured figures)
*4: In-house measured figures
*5: Normal mode
*6: Sport mode
*7: 4WS


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