The 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Dazzles the Luxury Market

September 22, 2016 jhur Lexus, Lexus Santa Monica

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For the 2018 model year, Lexus has an all-new coupe to debut: the 2018 LC 500. Previously announced at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2016, the 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe will reign alongside the luxury brand’s two other coupe models—the Lexus RC and RC F—available to consumers in early 2017.

So, what’s in store for Santa Monica, CA area drivers interested in the 2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe? According to Lexus chief engineer Koji Sato, a whole lot of power. The Lexus LC 500 comes with a 5.0L V8 engine, which delivers 471 HP and 398 lb.-ft. of torque. To give you some context, these numbers were estimated at 467 HP and 389 lb.-ft. of torque at the Detroit Auto Show.

Why the sudden change? Lexus reimagined the intake and exhaust systems to deliver an ever better performance than initially thought out. These changes are just a few of several performance-minded adjustments that will be made because Lexus will carry out ongoing developments until the LC 500’s release date.

A hybrid version of the LC 500 Coupe is also in development, although no new changes have been announced. The Lexus LC 500h will come with a 3.5L V6 engine with a single electric motor, and will get 354 HP.

Although the new Lexus LC 500 Coupe won’t be available until next year, you can still browse the new vehicle inventory at our Lexus dealership in Santa Monica for available performance coupe trim packages. For more information, send us a message online or call (424) 229-9998 to speak with a product specialist directly.

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