All New Lexus LC
A NEW ERA DAWNS
The LC marks the beginning of a new phase for Lexus. This new flagship coupe will set new standards for performance, styling and craftsmanship. UK specification models go into production at the end of May and will be strictly built to order with no stock available at UK Lexus centres.
Powered by a 5-litre V8, the rear-wheel- drive coupe will reach the showrooms in the summer of 2017 with a price tag from £76,595 for both the petrol and hybrid versions, making it cheaper than a basic PDK equipped Porsche 911 Carrera and well down on the admittedly more powerful Jaguar F-Type R. Drive is to the rear wheels via a ten-speed direct-drive auto gearbox.
Already the Lexus LC luxury coupe has been named 2016’s Production Car Design of the Year, an honour bestowed by a 20-strong judging panel featuring some of the world’s top car designers. The peer-reviewed award was presented at a gala ceremony in Geneva on 7th March and is featured in the Car Design Review 4 Yearbook, which was launched the same night.
In manual mode, when using the paddleshifters, the gearbox reacts quicklyto your commands – the multi-plate clutch system gives performance that Lexus says is comparable with a double-clutch gearbox, but without the wear. The rst nine gears are more equally spread than usual for more rhythmic shifting (third and fourth cover the same bandwidth as third in the eight-speed ’box in the RC F) and sure enough you can quickly punch through the gears with very little kick as the ratios swap. The nal tenth gear acts as an overdrive to calm everything down when cruising. If you opt for the Sport+ trim model you also get a limited-slip di erential and rear-wheel steering.
If the new Lexus LC intrigues you, you won’t be alone. Initial demand is sure to outstrip supply so it would de nitely pay to start speaking to the team at Lexus Leicester now. You can nd out about all the available options on LC and initial orders are being taken now for customers wishing to be amongst the rst to be driving the LC in 2017. Contact the Sales Team at Lexus Leicester on 0116 319 1225 or visit www.sytner.co.uk/lexus