LEXUS LC PERFORMANCE

LC 500h shown in Deep Blue

LEXUS LC PERFORMANCE

Prototype LC 500h model shown with Multi Stage Hybrid

LC 500h MULTI-STAGE HYBRID

LC 500h MULTI-STAGE HYBRID

To establish the LC’s next-generation sports coupe credentials, engineers set out to shatter previous impressions of hybrid performance with the development of an advanced Multi Stage hybrid system that generates exhilarating and emotional driving performance. 

Integrating a 3.5-litre V6 engine with a 650v Hybrid system, acceleration is provided from start-up similar to that of a V8 hybrid, delivered with the direct feeling unique to Lexus hybrid vehicles. 

This outstanding acceleration is enhanced by the new Multi Stage Shift Device, coupling a traditional 4-speed transmission with Lexus’ Continuously Variable Transmission for a rhythmic shift feel.

Prototype LC 500 model shown

LC 500 5.0L V8 POWER

LC 500 5.0L V8 POWER

The naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 engine generates a dynamic feeling of limitless acceleration and powerful output for luxury sports car driving.

Like the LFA Supercar, engine sound is routed directly to the cabin through the firewall where Active Noise Control cancels out any undesirable wavelengths similar to noise cancelling headphones, leaving behind an appropriately balanced soundtrack.

Overseas LC 500 model shown in Infrared

ACTIVE EXHAUST

ACTIVE EXHAUST

An aural experience in its own right, the vibrant engine sounds of the LC 500’s 5.0L V8 are enhanced by special sound-control valves in the exhaust that activate during start-up, at stand-still and at full throttle to release a more explosive exhaust note.


LC model shown

CUSTOMISE YOUR DRIVE MODE

CUSTOMISE YOUR DRIVE MODE

The LC is fitted with Drive Mode Select featuring five modes plus a driver-customisable selection to blend elements of each, unique to your preferences.

Activated by the control on the meter hood; Select ECO and engine output, throttle opening and air conditioning are automatically controlled to prioritise fuel-efficient driving.

NORMAL mode delivers a balanced response suitable for suburban and freeway driving with a true sense of acceleration and smoothness.

COMFORT mode alters the response of the Adaptive Variable Suspension for maximum absorption for rougher roads.

Then, as the name suggests, SPORT drive mode offers enhanced engine and transmission response, while SPORT+ goes further to recalibrate suspension and steering, enhancing handling and allowing you to go closer to the performance limit.

Prototype LC 500 model shown with Enhancement Pack

TORSEN DIFFERENTIAL

TORSEN DIFFERENTIAL

Rear grip and traction has been significantly improved through the inclusion of a TORSEN Limited Slip Differential (LSD), fitted as standard to the LC 500 and part of the Enhancement Pack for the LC 500h.

The LSD contributes to straight-line handling stability and high-traction during cornering by optimising traction between the rear wheels, helping to transfer power to the wheels that have the best grip.

Overseas LC 500 model shown in Infrared

VARIABLE SUSPENSION

VARIABLE SUSPENSION

Newly calibrated for enhanced ride comfort, the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) can vary the coupe’s shock absorber response through 650 different levels for smoother, more precise control. 

When driving on rough road surfaces, AVS helps maintain a comfortable ride by softening shock absorber response, while during cornering it helps maintain handling stability through a flatter ride by firming suspension response.

In SPORT S+ mode AVS offers a firmer level of control for dynamic handling performance. 

 

ENHANCEMENT PACK

LC 500 model shown in Infrared

DYNAMIC REAR STEERING

DYNAMIC REAR STEERING

Fitted exclusively to models with the optional Enhancement Pack, Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS) actively adjusts the steering angle of the rear wheels in order to achieve optimal vehicle handling, stability and a high measure of responsiveness in line with what the driver expects.

At low speed, DRS enhances manoeuvrability and reduces steering effort by reducing the turning circle.

At medium speeds steering feels more responsive and intuitive while at high speeds vehicle posture is increasing stable, providing confidence and peace of mind.

Footnotes

ALL FEATURES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE ON ALL MODELS

1) Achieved in test conditions for comparison purposes only. Actual fuel consumption varies depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition, load and options/accessories fitted. Source: ADR 81/02 combined (L/100km).

2) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

3) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

4) Coverage dependent on vehicle location.

5) Bluetooth®, is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device.

6) Requires installation of a compatible app, third party information, sufficient mobile data & GPS signal. Mobile usage is at user's cost. Lexus Australia reserves the right to add, remove or modify applications. For further information see lexus.com.au/enform. Available on certain vehicle models and grades only.

7) Coverage varies based on vehicle location.

8) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

9) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

10) Only Qi-supported devices compatible. Refer to device manufacturer. May require additional purchase of accessory to support wireless charging.

11) Service varies based on vehicle location. See sunatraffic.com.au.

12) Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device.

13) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

14) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

15) Towing capacity subject to regulatory requirements, towbar and vehicle design and towing equipment limitations. Ask your dealer for Lexus Genuine Towbar capacity and availability details. 

16) Self-restoring paint is capable of restoring superficial scratches only.

17) Emissions vary depending on driving conditions/style, vehicle condition & options/accessories fitted.

18) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

19) Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner’s Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

 

* Premium Paint featured is an optional extra at additional cost for all model lines (excluding LS 460 and LS 600h).

Lexus Australia reserves the right to vary and discontinue the current interior or exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed here are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing / display process. See your Lexus dealer to confirm colour/trim/model availability when ordering your vehicle.  Metallic / mica pearlescent paint is optional and subject to additional charges on most models.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Lexus Australia uses its best endeavours to ensure material is accurate at the time of publishing. All information must be confirmed with your Lexus dealer at the time of ordering, as specifications, applicability and availability may change over time. Colours depicted are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to the printing/display process. Lexus Australia reserves the right to change and/or discontinue, without notice, models, prices, colours, materials, equipment, specifications. To the extent permitted by law, Lexus Australia will not be liable for any damage or loss incurred from relying on the information and images contained in this material. Distributed nationally by Lexus Australia a division of Toyota Motor Corporation Australia Limited ABN 64 009 686 097.

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