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Lexus to Debut LC 500 and LC 500h Coupe at Detroit Auto Show?

Lexus LC 500 Detroit

According to Peter Lyon of Motoring Australia, Lexus will debut the LC coupe in Detroit with two powertrains — the LC 500 and the hybrid LC 500h:

[The LC 500 will use] The same 351kW/530Nm 5.0-litre V8 propelling the RC F and GS F will most likely be married to a world-first 10-speed automatic transmission supplied by Aisin, which will aid performance efficiency.

The LC 500h on the other hand, will employ an all-new 3.5-litre V6 ‘multi-hybrid’ for rear-drive models, that will also be offered on the next-generation LS.

Based on the rumor, the LC 500h would have a revised version of the GS 450h’s hybrid powertrain using a redesigned engine and hybrid system. Lyons reports the LC 500h could have a 3.5 V6 engine with 308hp and an electric motor with 217hp, producing a combined 470 horsepower.

There’s also a passing mention of the LC F:

As the all-new LC 500 and LC 500h will debut in production form at Detroit we can look forward to a hot ‘F’ version in 2018, a coupe rumoured to be fitted with a circa-450kW (603hp) 4.0-litre V8 boosted by twin electric turbochargers.

(Thanks NVlaar!)

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    Demetrius
  • December 4, 2015
Best looking rendering yet and the #s sound very believable.Lexus has been researching this turbo for a while and they've constantly referenced wanting to "find more creative ways to boost power than conventional turbo charging." I believe electric turbo charging might be their answer of just doing things a little different.
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    DDas
  • December 4, 2015
I actually love this render! WOW! The grille is a little inaccurate because of the spy shots, but still I hope it looks like this. Also, I really hope they debut it! Im so excited for this model. Lexus needs this model, let's be real.
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    James
  • December 4, 2015
I like the sound of the GSF V8 in just the regular model...I like that a lot!
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    Bret Godfrey Jr.
  • December 4, 2015
100% yes!! Can't wait for this! These types of cars are what make being a fan and tech so awesome!
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    Lasse J. Nordvik
  • December 4, 2015
The term "multi-hybrid" has me intrigued.
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    corradoMR2
  • December 4, 2015
Can't wait. Any guesses at pricing? 100k USD starting?
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    Hamed Al Sayes
  • December 4, 2015
This is one amazing render :DThe details just sounds so so real!!CAN'T wait for this!!
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    Meth Jayasekera
  • December 4, 2015
If this is true, that means the LC F will debut even later. Ugh.
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    Ian Schmidt
  • December 4, 2015
That render is breathtaking!
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    Andyl
  • December 4, 2015
The rendering looks really nice.  If the rumour that LC 500/LC500h coupe get unveiled in the coming Detroit Auto Show, it would be thrilling.
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    DDas
  • December 4, 2015
Forgot to say this: An F version 2 years later? Damn the RCF was revealed shortly after the RC. Oh well...either way LC is coming!
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    LEONWEST
  • December 5, 2015
Sounds brilliant. If the lcf rumours are ture, then how about the Rcf#gsf use that 4.0 twin turbo?
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    Bulldog 1
  • December 5, 2015
Just make it #handle. I'm tired of Lexus building cars that look amazing, go like hell in a straight line, and get hung out to dry by BMW in the corners.RC-F and IS-F were made to look silly by Top Gear, unable to maneuver through corners at top speed without losing it.If BMW can produce boring, bland, uninspiring vehicles that sell so well and handle as leaders in their segment, Lexus should make it an engineering priority to finally put something out that will unseat BMW's stranglehold on the sports sedan crown.
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    Lexus Cohen
  • December 5, 2015
I am trying my best to like this, but it's not happening.

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