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After nearly a decade since the LFA was released, Lexus is finally getting a second take at building a true super-car, one that isn’t plagued by bad driving characteristics or old running gear components. In order to build it, they started from scratch back in 2012 after they released the LF-LC concept car. The end result is the 2017 Lexus LC which is based on a new rear wheel driven platform that has very little in common with the platform of the GS sedan. However, in order to give it better handling than the sedan and true super-car performance, they worked a lot with aluminum and high strength steel so the LC is their most rigid car ever made.
2017 LC Exterior
When it was first unveiled a few months ago, the 2017 Lexus LC managed to make quite an impression as it is the closest thing they managed to release to the LFA. The car’s proportions are nearly identical to the LFA with the long hood and short back end. However, it now features Lexus’ spindle grille design and a more fluid design language which also makes for a really interesting looking model. The only problem we see with it is the fact that the back end might be updated a bit in order to make it more suited for a true super-car.
Interior of new 2017 Lexus LC
Unlike the LFA though, the interior of the LC has been greatly improved so it doesn’t feature that old and really wide center stack which was getting much of the space for itself. Instead, Lexus managed to offer a more functional design with a large LCD screen on top of the dashboard which also looks and feels quite a bit better than before.
2017 LC Lexus Engine and Transmission
Like the IS-F, the 2017 Lexus LC is using Lexus’ already well known 5 liter naturally aspirated V8 mill which is not that fuel efficient or even that powerful at 467 horsepower and under 390 lb-ft of torque. This might be enough for a sports-car but considering the LC costs just as much as the BMW M6 or the Mercedes E Class AMG, the V8 is simply not enough being able to get the LC to 60 MPH in around 4,5 seconds and up to a maximum top speed of over 170 MPH. The hybrid is a similar deal as well because it uses a 3.5 liter V6 naturally aspirated unit and a small electric motor for a combined output of nearly 100 horsepower less than the V8. This means a 0 to 60 MPH time of around 5 seconds but an improved fuel consumption. We really do hope that in the near future Lexus will develop something with a bit more punch to put in their cars.
Price and Release date of 2017 Lexus LC
It isn’t the heaviest though and this shows in its performance numbers which are definitely up there with the best in its class. The price on the other hand might be a tad bit too high if Lexus wants to be taken seriously but at $100,000 for the base model it still is slightly cheaper than some Porsche or Mercedes models. They will start deliveries of the car with the end of the year while the hybrid version is expected some time in the mid of 2017.