The Lexus LC 500 coupe debuts in New York

Auto Shows | March 24th, 2016 by 4
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Lexus LC 500 Coupe and its plug-in hybrid counterpart made an appearance at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The LC 500 is powered by …

Lexus LC 500 Coupe and its plug-in hybrid counterpart made an appearance at the 2016 New York Auto Show. The LC 500 is powered by the familiar 5.0-liter V-8 engine found in high-performance models like the RC F and GS F and sticks with an output of 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque.

That’s good for a 0-60 run of 4.5 seconds, and it’s paired to a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

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The car rides on a new rear-wheel-drive platform – Called GA-L – which will eventually form the basis of several front-engined, rear-wheel-drive vehicles from Lexus and also Toyota.

Engineers placed most of the mass, including the engine and the occupants, in a position more centralized and lower in the chassis to improve the center of gravity.

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The overall length is about 187 inches and rides rides on a 113-in wheelbase.

Here is a photo gallery:

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