LEXUS LC COUPE TO STAR AT GOODWOOD

The new Lexus LC coupe will make a special appearance at the illustrious Goodwood Festival of Speed later this month.

The 5.0-litre V8-powered LC 500 will go on display at the event and be driven on the Goodwood hill climb course in the "First Glance" category, which is reserved for highly anticipated new vehicles ahead of their introduction to market.

Driving duties will be shared by Gazoo Racing driver Mike Conway, former Formula One driver Alex Wurz and racing legend Scott Pruett, who is driving a Lexus RC F GT3 in the US-based IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship this year.

Lexus' V10-powered LFA supercar, RC F coupe and GS F sedan will also take to the hill climb course as part of the event's extensive and diverse vehicle demonstration runs.

All three F Line vehicles will be on static display alongside the LC 500 and other Lexus models.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed, established by British aristocrat Lord March and held on his Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, UK, runs from June 23 to 26 this year.

The LC 500 and hybrid-powered LC 500h will be launched in Australia next year.

Both models are underpinned by Lexus' all-new Global Architecture Luxury (GA-L) platform and feature innovative technology, including the world's first 10-speed transmission in a luxury vehicle on LC 500, and the next generation Lexus hybrid power system on LC 500h.