The 5.0-litre quad-cam V8 LC 500 will be the first Lexus underpinned by the company's new Global Architecture Luxury (GA-L) platform, and will feature the world's first 10-speed automatic transmission in a luxury vehicle.
The new GA-L platform is a blueprint for all future front engine, rear drive models.
The LC 500h will be powered by the next generation Multi Stage Lexus Hybrid power system, marrying the elements of a traditional full hybrid powertrain to a four-speed automatic gearbox mounted at the rear of the hybrid transmission.
Lexus' Chief Branding Officer and Master Driver, Akio Toyoda, has been integral in the development of the production model since it was first shown as the LF-LC concept at the Detroit Motor Show in 2012.
"The LC has been an important product for Lexus and me personally," Mr Toyoda said.
"A few years ago we decided to guide the future of the brand with products that had more passion and distinction in the luxury market. 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."