The luxury LC 500 coupe was introduced in South Africa back in 2017 and the V8-powered halo car from Lexus has now been updated. See what’s changed below!
The last time we sampled the striking LC 500 was at its local launch in 2017 and while it left a strong impression on us, we yearn for more time with this pretty, powerful machine.
Anyway, Lexus has now updated the LC 500 and for starters, customers will have a choice of new colours including Blazing Carnelian which can be had with a Manhattan Orange interior. Terrane Khaki is also a new hue in addition to the familiar Flare Yellow, Sonic Silver and Sonic Titanium.
As for the interior, the LC 500 gains a new 17MM+ high-resolution audio system which includes USB audio, Bluetooth, Miracast and Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability.
As for the 5.0-litre V8, it remains unchanged with outputs 351 kW and 540 Nm of torque and comes mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission driving the rear wheels. Acceleration from zero to 100 kph is done and dusted in just 4.7 seconds.
However, in an effort to improve the LC 500’s handling and dynamic ability, Lexus engineers have enhanced the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) to provide a smoother response while also adding Active Cornering Assist (ACA) which improves cornering ability. Handling stability has also been enhanced with an improved Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) as well as enhancing the Dynamic Rear Steering (DRS). The electric power steering has also been enhanced to provide better steering feel for the driver. Lastly, Lexus has revised the shape of the brake pedal for better feel while braking.
Lexus LC 500 - Price in South Africa
Lexus LC 500 - R2 031 000
The Lexus LC 500 is sold with a 7-year/105 000 km warranty and 4-year/100 000 km maintenance plan.