Automobile Magazine has an article with 15 things you didn’t know about the Lexus LC 500, and each one of them is a cool detail about the new coupe — here are the top five that stood out:
5. Its battery is in the trunk. Engineers had to put it back there to help hit a 52/48 percent front-rear weight distribution.
9. Most development happened on Southern California’s canyon roads. While the LC 500 raced around Fuji, Willow Springs, and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, most development happened in the canyon roads surrounding Los Angeles. [Lexus USA Corporate Marketing Manager Brian] Bolain says to think of the LC 500 as “a grand touring car with the heart of a sports car.”
11. It’ll come in 12 colors. Red is one of them, obviously.
12. Lexus engineers tried to replicate the knobs from $10,000 stereo systems for the LC 500’s interior. The metal-trimmed volume knob for the car’s audio system has a lot of heft as you turn it.
13. Its shift paddles are made out of actual magnesium. Not cheap plastic like you find on most faux sports cars.