When Multistage Hybrid technology meets a 3.5-liter V6, the result is the visceral feel of a high-performance coupe and power off the line that rivals the V8 competition. The LC 500h is built on an advanced Lexus Multistage Hybrid powertrain—a 3.5-liter, 24-valve Atkinson-cycle V6, powerful yet compact dual electric motors and a lightweight lithium-ion battery. This powertrain is then merged with an automatic transmission in series with an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission. These Lexus-first innovations come together to create the direct, instinctive feel of a 10-speed transmission and a new expression of hybrid performance.
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.
An entirely new hybrid technology, Manual mode allows drivers to select and hold any direct, responsive gear shifts using the magnesium paddle shifters.
The distinctive pattern on the racing pedals doesn't only add bold styling to the interior. The size and position of the rubber pads are specifically designed to help grip your foot, lap after exhilarating lap.
A clean, iconic concept developed exclusively for the LC, the interior door features a bezel-less handle with a locking brace. Unique to the automotive category, the unusual design is the result of countless hours of takumi craftsmanship.
Semi-aniline leather-trimmed front seats, Alcantara® headliner and Mark Levinson® Reference Surround Sound Audio System.
The painstakingly crafted steering wheel is the result of countless hours of testing and track development with Lexus takumi masters. An ideal profile was achieved by measuring the distribution of palm pressure during circuit driving, then exhaustively manipulating the cross section for the perfect grip at various points along the wheel. The resulting elliptical shape provides optimal grip when cornering with high G-forces and allows for direct feedback from the suspension. Even the stitching of the leather surface was calibrated for enhanced grip and reduced fatigue.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
To help you change lanes with confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And for added peace of mind, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert can help you when backing out of a parking space by notifying you of vehicles approaching from either side.
The front-passenger seat is designed to detect whether the seat is occupied by an adult or a child, or is vacant. In case the system detects a child or empty passenger seat, the system prevents the passenger's front, side and knee airbags from being deployed. The front passenger's airbag features two chambers, creating an indentation in the center impact area that helps to provide occupant protection in a severe frontal collision.
Taking the exterior design to the next level, the LED rear combination lamps are constructed to create a powerful presence while consuming less power for greater efficiency. LED taillamps also last longer and illuminate faster than conventional bulbs, possibly giving drivers behind you more time to react to the brake lamps.
Every Lexus features the latest in braking technology. Power-assisted four-wheel disc brakes include an Anti-lock Braking System to help maintain steering control while braking. Brake Assist* helps provide additional braking boost in panic-stop scenarios. And Electronic Brakeforce Distribution modulates the amount of stopping power sent to the front and rear wheels, for enhanced control.