Both the LC 500 and LC 500h are the achievement of heightened
collaboration between Design and Engineering teams at Lexus, creating a
flagship luxury coupe fit to mark the beginning of a new era.
The LC 500h combines greater efficiency with exhilarating power, setting a new standard for hybrid performance. By marrying elements of a traditional hybrid powertrain (including a 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine, a powerful electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack) to a 4-speed automatic gearbox mounted at the rear of the hybrid transmission, the Multi Stage Hybrid System achieves a more direct connection between the accelerator pedal and vehicle acceleration. The result is a 0-60 mph of 4.7 seconds range.
Alongside the next generation hybrid performance of the LC 500h sits the impressive V8 engine of the LC 500. A sharp, refined drive is achieved while maintaining the superior ride quality expected of a luxury coupe. Power delivery to the rear wheels is handled by the 5.0-litre V8 engine producing target 477 DIN HP. This is mated to a newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission — the first ever in a luxury automobile — with shift times rivalling those of a dual-clutch transmission. Such engineering allows the LC 500 to achieve performance and agility uncommon for a 4-person coupe, accelerating 0-60 mph of 4.4 seconds.