LC 500 ALREADY AN AWARD WINNER

Lexus' new LC 500 has scooped two significant awards at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, underlining the stunning coupe's impact on the automotive world since its unveiling this week.

The EyesOn Design Awards, the officially-sanctioned design awards of the Detroit show, honoured the 2017 LC 500 with both best Production Car and Best Designed Interior gongs.

The awards are selected by a panel of industry figureheads including active and retired design chiefs of automotive manufacturers, as well as design chairs from leading art schools from around the world.

The all-new LC 500 is underpinned by the new GA-L platform, a blueprint for all future front engine, rear drive models, and features key design elements from the concept car that inspired it.

It is powered by a 5.0-litre quad cam V8 and features the world's first 10-speed automatic transmission in a luxury vehicle.

The LC 500 has been confirmed for the Australian market, with exact timing of arrival to be confirmed.