Videos: Introducing the Lexus LC 500 Flagship Coupe

Lexus LC 500 Debut in Detroit

The [Lexus LC 500 launched today](Lexus Introduces LC 500 Flagship Coupe at Detroit…) at the Detroit Auto Show, and there are a number of videos to go along with the coupe’s debut — let’s start with a very well done launch video:

There are also a 360° video that lets you control the camera and rotate around the interior:

Finally, there’s the video from the debut today at the auto show. Being in the audience today was a treat, as Toyota President Akio Toyoda gave a heartfelt and sincere presentation — I found it to be a very telling glimpse into the future of the Lexus brand:


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  1. jwk

    wooooooo, ooozing with all jazz of swtness

  2. Really, really crazy just how close they are to the concept. I can't recall the last time that translation from concept to production was this thin.

  3. What's the guess in price 80k? 90k base?

  4. brb, going to buy more powerball tickets... sigh.

  5. [quote="Gecko, post: 13539"]Really, really crazy just how close they are to the concept. I can't recall the last time that translation from concept to production was this thin.[/quote]I was thinking the same! Even the same, Amazing, rims!

  6. Honestly, the exterior, I like it, but don't love it. Better than a 6-series coupe of Benz SL in style, similar to the Mercedes AMG GT, but at a much lower price (I think)

    The new interior seems to be where they hit a real home run, but the new Mercedes GT is also excellent.

    BD

  7. Wow great article!

    I have a few questions:

    1- what would make the LC 500 faster than RC F? I mean they use the same engine despite it is lighter or there are another elements (it sounds stupid question sorry)?

    2- 0-60 MPH in less than 4.5 seconds? It looks so sporty I mean it should be way below 4.5 or it is not the official numbers yet?

    3- When is it going to be available? Price?

    4- LC F? LC H?

    I love it sooo muchhh!!!! Well done Lexus!

  8. [quote="ANDY, post: 13541"]brb, going to buy more powerball tickets... sigh.[/quote]Lol, just work hard and save buddy. Do some uber.

  9. [quote="Lexus Cohen, post: 13548"][quote="ANDY, post: 13541"]brb, going to buy more powerball tickets... sigh.[/quote]Lol, just work hard and save buddy. Do some uber.[/quote]Is it bad if I tell my fiancé who I'm marrying in 5 months that instead of using the down payment for a house we buy this instead...:-)

  10. I was expecting it to be similar to the concept, but im still impressed. The interior is world class. 6 Series and  S Class Coupe finally have a challenger from Lexus!

  11. [quote="ACEtheOG, post: 13559"]I was expecting it to be similar to the concept, but im still impressed. The interior is world class. 6 Series and  S Class Coupe finally have a challenger from Lexus![/quote]Is it not similar to the concept?

  12. Put mine on layaway financing plan. TPW  TBD. Only 95 more payments!

  13. [quote="James, post: 13551"][quote="Lexus Cohen, post: 13548"][quote="ANDY, post: 13541"]brb, going to buy more powerball tickets... sigh.[/quote]Lol, just work hard and save buddy. Do some uber.[/quote]Is it bad if I tell my fiancé who I'm marrying in 5 months that instead of using the down payment for a house we buy this instead...:-)[/quote]Lol, that's just horrible!

  14. Is this the FSport model?

  15. I find this so much better than the concept! It is so beautiful and definitely motivation for a college student like me to work hard to buy one of these!

    I mean we waited four years for this and Lexus delivered it better than I could ever imagine. Honestly, NSX who? SClass Coupe who? 6 Series who? 911 who? The LC wins this category by a long shot.

  16. [quote="ACEtheOG, post: 13559"]I was expecting it to be similar to the concept, but im still impressed. The interior is world class. 6 Series and  S Class Coupe finally have a challenger from Lexus![/quote]Are you joking? It looks exactly like the concept.

  17. This is a clear statement of Lexus, the emotion factor is now in the top drawer!

    And even the big boss now occurs in the foreground, in English.

    The future looks Lexus.

  18. [QUOTE="James, post: 13540, member: 11"]What's the guess in price 80k? 90k base?[/QUOTE]


    Hoping for $90K USD but this car looks a LOT more expensive and can easily be justified at 110-120K in my mind.

  19. [QUOTE="Lexus Cohen, post: 13568, member: 314"]Is this the FSport model?[/QUOTE]


    Interestingly enough, I can see why you mention this because of the grille, but no badging of it whatsoever.  But this brings up an interesting topic of discussion. Should the LC be offered in F Sport?


    Personally, I'd  skip an F Sport package offering on this car since it already is a "premium and sporty GT" as it is,  instead simply have an LC (as we see here) and LC F.  F Sport would cheapen the lineup in my opinion if this makes any sense since.

  20. [QUOTE="corradoMR2, post: 13574, member: 65"]Interestingly enough, I can see why you mention this because of the grille, but no badging of it whatsoever.  But this brings up an interesting topic of discussion. Should the LC be offered in F Sport?


    Personally, I'd  skip an F Sport package offering on this car since it already is a "premium and sporty GT" as it is,  instead simply have an LC (as we see here) and LC F.  F Sport would cheapen the lineup in my opinion if this makes any sense since.[/QUOTE]

    I completely agree! They should just create an LCF and skip the FSport. No need for one in my opinion.

  21. Amazing job from Lexus! I am interested what will be the powertrain of the LC F and LC 500h.


    What do you guys think?

  22. [quote="corradoMR2, post: 13574"][QUOTE="Lexus Cohen, post: 13568, member: 314"]Is this the FSport model?[/QUOTE]


    Interestingly enough, I can see why you mention this because of the grille, but no badging of it whatsoever.  But this brings up an interesting topic of discussion. Should the LC be offered in F Sport?


    Personally, I'd  skip an F Sport package offering on this car since it already is a "premium and sporty GT" as it is,  instead simply have an LC (as we see here) and LC F.  F Sport would cheapen the lineup in my opinion if this makes any sense since.[/quote]I understand your reasoning about how it doesn't need to be F-Sport but BMW and Benz and Audi would all have it labeled M, S, and AMG on it and as a selling point for a fast car shouldn't  it have an F somewhere on the car? Just a thought looks great!

  23. I see the designers paid homage to the original SC's beautiful interior and craftsmanship, :D what do you guys think?


    Soft-touch materials, transmission lever, overall colors and shape... :)



  24. The LC is obviously heavier in weight than the RC F and GS F, but according to the Lexus website, it has a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds! That's faster than the RC F and GS F. Same engine, bigger weight! and yet it's faster! I am so confused.

  25. told my father to look at this car online and immediately called our lexus dealership where we get them and asked when he can purchase it and all of the stuff it offers, when he gets it he is passing down his 2016 Infrared RC350 f sport to me as a 16 year old next year! so excited

  26. [quote="james_m300, post: 13580"]told my father to look at this car online and immediately called our lexus dealership where we get them and asked when he can purchase it and all of the stuff it offers, when he gets it he is passing down his 2016 Infrared RC350 f sport to me as a 16 year old next year! so excited[/quote]Wow does your father want a slightly older son that won't cost him any money besides a Lexus?!? Lol congrats man!

  27. wooooooooooo i cant belive it...lexus you are best of the best brand in the world...i love you lexus.i love yooooooooou

  28. [quote="james_m300, post: 13580"]told my father to look at this car online and immediately called our lexus dealership where we get them and asked when he can purchase it and all of the stuff it offers, when he gets it he is passing down his 2016 Infrared RC350 f sport to me as a 16 year old next year! so excited[/quote]That's wonderful, you have a great dad!

  29. [quote="James, post: 13581"][quote="james_m300, post: 13580"]told my father to look at this car online and immediately called our lexus dealership where we get them and asked when he can purchase it and all of the stuff it offers, when he gets it he is passing down his 2016 Infrared RC350 f sport to me as a 16 year old next year! so excited[/quote]Wow does your father want a slightly older son that won't cost him any money besides a Lexus?!? Lol congrats man![/quote]haha thanks!

  30. [quote="Lexus Cohen, post: 13585"][quote="james_m300, post: 13580"]told my father to look at this car online and immediately called our lexus dealership where we get them and asked when he can purchase it and all of the stuff it offers, when he gets it he is passing down his 2016 Infrared RC350 f sport to me as a 16 year old next year! so excited[/quote]That's wonderful, you have a great dad![/quote]yeah he owns a toyota dealership so we have a lot of connections:)

  31. [quote="Meth Jayasekera, post: 13579"]The LC is obviously heavier in weight than the RC F and GS F, but according to the Lexus website, it has a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds! That's faster than the RC F and GS F. Same engine, bigger weight! and yet it's faster! I am so confused.[/quote]Short answer is: Shorter gear ratios with the 10 speed gearbox.

  32. [ATTACH=full]1157[/ATTACH] Stunning.  Worth wait after seeing this at show in 2012.

  33. [QUOTE="DDas, post: 13575, member: 91"]I completely agree! They should just create an LCF and skip the FSport. No need for one in my opinion.[/QUOTE]


    It sounds like that is what will happen with this car.

  34. A couple years ago when Lexus said it would be 98% like the concept, they clearly weren't kidding. This damn thing is gorgeous. Still can't believe they built it. Can someone render one in black?

  35. Any word on a hard top convertible for this in the future?

  36. Im sorry but that shifting gate is disappointing... real letdown in my book

  37. [quote="Ric Hunter, post: 13613"]Any word on a hard top convertible for this in the future?[/quote]Knowing Lexus, a decade.

  38. krew


    [quote]The Lexus LC 500 launched today at the Detroit Auto Show, and there are a number of videos to go along with the coupe’s debut.[/quote]

    View the original article post

  39. RAL

    [QUOTE="corradoMR2, post: 13574, member: 65"]Interestingly enough, I can see why you mention this because of the grille, but no badging of it whatsoever.  But this brings up an interesting topic of discussion. Should the LC be offered in F Sport?


    Personally, I'd  skip an F Sport package offering on this car since it already is a "premium and sporty GT" as it is,  instead simply have an LC (as we see here) and LC F.  F Sport would cheapen the lineup in my opinion if this makes any sense since.[/QUOTE]

    Agreed!!!

  40. Interior design is superb but personally, using that much of one colour(brown) isn't attractive.

  41. I'm glad they kept a lot of cues from the concept, especially the tail lights!!

  42. RAL

    I wonder if the remote touch pad is an improved version of what is on our NX  ...

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  43. after i keep looking at it


    Front : Sharp but clean

    Side : Italian

    Interior : the best interior been made by human being

    Rear : no , nope , neit one of the worst rear ends, only the rear lights main unit looks good other than that i see so much things happened, a lot of line intersects one another

    All in All (Design wise) : 9 /10 (really the rear need something else)

  44. Bravo Lexus bravo!! This is a THING of beauty.

    Very impressed that they kept it true to the concept.

    Once again, well done! I don't care who says what about this car.

  45. The side profile could be mistaken for an LFA...?

  46. [QUOTE="NVlaar, post: 13624, member: 127"]Interior design is superb but personally, using that much of one colour(brown) isn't attractive.[/QUOTE]


    Same for me. I'm anxious to see some other colors - black, red, darker brown, maybe a saddle. This color looks closest to Lexus' camel interior, to me.

  47. Damn! All I have to say is if the LC looks this good how good will the LCF look...can't wait!

  48. Something to work really hard for.

  49. Do we happen to know the wheel size yet?

  50. [quote="James, post: 13653"]Do we happen to know the wheel size yet?[/quote]From Lexus Pressroom here's wheel size


    Fr: 245/40 RF21, Rr: 275/35RF 21

    Fr: 245/45 RF20, Rr: 275/40RF 20

    Fr: 245/45 RF20, Rr:275/40 RF20


    ;)

  51. [quote="VooDooXT, post: 13654"][quote="James, post: 13653"]Do we happen to know the wheel size yet?[/quote]From Lexus Pressroom here's wheel size


    Fr: 245/40 RF21, Rr: 275/35RF 21

    Fr: 245/45 RF20, Rr: 275/40RF 20

    Fr: 245/45 RF20, Rr:275/40 RF20


    ;)[/quote]Great thanks! So now that Lexus is going all performance where is the ISF?!? We need some less expensive F cars!

  52. Interior choice reminded me of a Ferrari....

  53. Know I know why that spotted prototype was thought to be an LC F because of the Quad Exhausts but it's only hidden Quad Exhausts in the regular LC.

  54. [quote="Meth Jayasekera, post: 13579"]The LC is obviously heavier in weight than the RC F and GS F, but according to the Lexus website, it has a 0-60 time of 4.2 seconds! That's faster than the RC F and GS F. Same engine, bigger weight! and yet it's faster! I am so confused.[/quote]Probably has to do with the tranny, 10sp vs 8

  55. This is one gorgeous machine! I cannot wait to see it in person!

  56. [QUOTE="theLexfather, post: 13656, member: 3"]Interior choice reminded me of a Ferrari....[/QUOTE]

    Lexus went NCC-1701D

  57. [QUOTE="RAL, post: 13627, member: 34"]I wonder if the remote touch pad is an improved version of what is on our NX  ...

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    Same thoughts.  I could only imagine it to be more precise.  Interesting how there is no correlation or common criteria on which Lexus models get the RTI Touchpad. What are the decision points on which input device makes the cut...  hmm...


    Traditional RTI:  CT, IS, ES, GS, RX, LX, LS

    Touchpad RTI:  NX, RC, LC


    GX (old touchscreen)

  58. Lexus LC 500 Features MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport Tires


    Specifically Tuned Tires Include Latest Run-Flat Technology from Michelin



    DETROIT, Jan. 11, 2016 -- The exciting new Lexus LC 500 luxury sports coupe wore MICHELIN® Pilot® Super Sport ZPtires at its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit today. For the first time, Michelin engineers deployed a new hybrid sidewall technology that allows the tire to maintain its run-flat capabilities and superior handling performance while also reducing the tire’s overall mass and rolling resistance.

  59. [QUOTE="Lexus Cohen, post: 13560, member: 314"]Is it not similar to the concept?[/QUOTE]

    [QUOTE="DDas, post: 13570, member: 91"]Are you joking? It looks exactly like the concept.[/QUOTE]


    We got a passionate bunch here lol. Let me clarify - I was expecting something similar to the concept, we got something similar to the concept. Despite expecting what was unveiled, I was still impressed (left in awe really).


    We need to spend more time on that drop dead gorgeous interior.


    Can't wait to see the car in ultrasonic blue mica 2.0 with black / blue contrast stitching interior.


    Let the rumours begin! What will power the LC-F? Boosted V8? Likely. A certain special V10? I can dream.

  60. ^Great article!!

  61. I am in love! That interior is something else! Time to start saving!

  62. It's just stunning. I can't stop looking lol

  63. Could someone please explain the rear lines on this trunk vs. this trunk?

      I have my speculations! This definitely excites me.

  64. Sure. There is an optional carbon fiber roof and active rear spoiler. I assume they will be bundled together.