[FEATURED] In Japan, ikigai means the reason for being, where passion and mission intersect. The Lexus LC 500 has found its own ikigai and goes beyond being a new luxury sports model to being the flagship sports coupé, offering lightning-quick response and seamless power. The LC 500 does more than set benchmarks of luxury, styling and performance; it pushes the boundaries of the driving experience as we know it.
The Lexus LC 500 is more than the sum of its parts – it’s the powerful realisation of a desire to create something visionary, something extraordinary.
The LC 500 uses the brand’s premium rear-wheel drive platform to deliver more exhilaration behind the wheel. Throughout the vehicle, component weight is optimally positioned to help lower the centre of gravity and enhance driving dynamics.
The multi-link suspension provides excellent response to steering and the newly developed 10-speed automatic transmission has the world’s fastest shift time for a rhythmical and continuous acceleration.
Our takumi masters know that beauty becomes far more seductive when paired with power, and the LC 500 has no shortage of either. The exterior features are impressive, combining distinct styling with alluring high standard of innovation.
The signature hourglass shape of the spindle grille is accentuated by the way the front and rear fenders flare out, while the rear subtly reinterprets and complements the front grille. The coupé’s long wheelbase underlines a sweeping roofline that tapers from the central position of the occupants, for a uniquely human-centred silhouette.
Guided by omotenashi, the Japanese philosophy of hospitality and comfort, the LC 500 shows commitment to handcrafted perfection in every last detail throughout the interior, accentuating the elegant lines of the luxurious cabin. Meticulously crafted from the finest materials and offering a modern, driver-focused cabin, the interior of the LC 500 reflects the exterior design theme of dynamic luxury. The driving position was re-examined ergonomically for the pedal layout and steering wheel angle, ensuring a comfortable distance between the driver and the vehicle.
Epitomising the philosophy of takumi craftsmanship, special attention was put into the steering wheel design to accommodate all variations of wrist grip and twisting, while larger magnesium alloy paddle shifters have been shaped for easier reach.
The LC 500 goes beyond being a luxury model to being the flagship sports coupé for Lexus. Only once you transcend what you know about luxury, do you truly Experience Amazing.