Performance

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AMCI TESTING CERTIFIED RESULTS FOR THE 2018 LC 500
"Overall handling Performance equal to the Aston Martin DB11*"
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AMCI TESTING CERTIFIED RESULTS FOR THE 2018 LC 500
"Better Overall Handling Performance than the BMW 650i Coupe*"
CAR AND DRIVER.COM, 2016
"In addition to the steering, Lexus nailed the booming V-8 sound"
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DOUBLE-JOINT MULTILINK FRONT SUSPENSION

LC Performance feature
An entirely new double-joint multilink suspension system was required to maintain the vehicle's low profile and accommodate the available 21-inch wheels*—while delivering exceptional agility, accuracy and immediate steering response. A Lexus first, die-cast aluminum shock towers weigh almost half as much as steel and provide nearly double the rigidity. Forged aluminum upper and lower arms help reduce unsprung weight.

MAGNESIUM PADDLE SHIFTERS

LC Performance feature
Each detail of the steering wheel is crafted to help improve the feel, enhance grip and reduce driver fatigue. Large magnesium paddle shifters with a meticulously engineered "click" feedback and outboard placement contribute to an intuitive, track-inspired driving experience.

DRIVE MODE SELECT

LC Performance feature
Inspired by the LFA supercar and informed by demands of the daily commute, this is our most engaging Drive Mode Select yet.
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SIX-PISTON FRONT CALIPERS WITH TWO-PIECE BRAKE ROTORS

LC Performance feature
The LC delivers a high-performance braking system with massive monoblock aluminum six-piston front calipers with two-piece brake rotors and large, high-friction coefficient brake pads* for serious stopping power.

LC 500

471 HORSEPOWER*
10 SPEED DIRECT-SHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
4.4 0–60 MPH (SEC)*
V8 ENGINE

NATURALLY ASPIRATED 5.0-LITER V8 ENGINE

LC Performance feature
With 471 horsepower* and a 4.4-second 0-to-60 time,* the most powerful Lexus V8 ever built is also one of the most powerful naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engines in the world.
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10-SPEED DIRECT-SHIFT TRANSMISSION

LC Performance feature
A first in the luxury segment, the all-new 10-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission delivers rapid-fire shift times with lightning-quick intelligence.
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STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING

LC Performance feature
Experience the most rigid Lexus chassis yet and the future of Lexus high performance.
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PERFORMANCE PACKAGE

LC Performance feature
Proprietary carbon fiber construction, exhaustively engineered Alcantara® sport seats and advanced steering technologies deliver high performance of a higher order.
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LC 500h

354 HORSEPOWER*
10-SPEED MULTISTAGE TRANSMISSION
35 HWY MPG RATING*
V6 ENGINE

THE FIRST-EVER LEXUS MULTISTAGE HYBRID

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THE FIRST-EVER LEXUS MULTISTAGE HYBRID

Experience the breakthrough that recasts the entire concept of hybrid performance. Beyond efficient, the LC 500h is our most responsive, fastest and highest-performance hybrid yet. This is innovation you can feel.
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4.7-SECOND 0-TO-60 TIME

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4.7-SECOND 0-TO-60 TIME

With 354 total system horsepower,* rhythmic shifting and thrilling power off the line, the LC 500h signals a shift in the natural order. It’s a difference felt in seconds. Reaching from 0 to 60 in 4.7 seconds, the LC 500h provides instant torque the moment the pedal is pressed, and continuous, seamless acceleration that increases as the engine power and vehicle speed climb.

MANUAL DRIVE MODE

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MANUAL DRIVE MODE

An entirely new hybrid technology, Manual mode allows drivers to select and hold any direct, responsive gear shifts using the magnesium paddle shifters.

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