Sneak Peak: Lexus LC 500h
The Geneva International Motor Show is a big deal for many manufacturers. Countless significant reveals have occurred there since its inception. As no surprise, Lexus plans to use this stage to debut the hybrid version of the high powered LC 500 luxury coupe. So to build up more hype leading to the official reveal, Lexus has released a few photos of the future hybrid flagship.
The main feature of the LC 500h is of course, the Lexus Multi Stage Hybrid System. This is the next generation of Lexus’ hybrid powertrain and will supposedly give the car “enhanced driving pleasure, more performance, and greater efficiency” according to Lexus. Unfortunately, this is the only information given at this point which feels a lot like one of those quick 30 second teaser movie trailers that just barely whets the appetite for more information.
The LC 500 was first debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month. This radical design will be the flagship coupe for the Lexus brand much like the LFA was and will serve as a design and engineering guide for the rest of the brand. Costing around $100,000 the LC 500 will share the 5.0 liter engine from the lesser RC coupe producing 467 horsepower and 389 lb-ft of torque.
With nothing but a few pictures, the world will have to wait until the full reveal on March 1 at 11:30 CET in Geneva. Pulling from its non-hybrid brother though, it will likely cost above $100,000 and hopefully pack just as much power. Let’s just hope they keep the V-8 to pair their hybrid drivetrain. Either way, the LC 500 and 500h have a sexy design that I am eager to see more of. So for now, enjoy the pictures of the non-hybrid LC 500 below.
Pictures courtesy Lexus. The full press release can be found here.