This is one of the most direct, precise driving experiences we’ve ever created. Near-perfect weight distribution was achieved by placing the engine's central mass behind the front axle, positioning the wheels close to the vehicle’s outer edges, and engineering a low hood height and driving position. While an array of performance systems were further enhanced for handling like never before.
Sport S mode alters the powertrain for a more dynamic throttle response. For a higher level of responsiveness, Sport S+ mode modifies the next-generation Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), now featuring dampers that are continuously variable through 650 levels—an increase of 641 from the previous Lexus system. Comfort mode adjusts the AVS to reduce the feel of uneven road surfaces and balances throttle response and fuel efficiency. ECO mode moderates multiple settings for enhanced fuel efficiency. And, for the first time, a Custom mode enables you to create a unique profile of a combination of drive mode settings for a more personalized driving experience.
A 10-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission with magnesium paddle shifters was specifically designed for the LC. Further refined for the 2019 LC, this exclusive transmission has one of the fastest shift times among conventional automatic transmissions, changing gears in 0.12 seconds. Or, half the time it takes the average human to blink. The system also learns your habits every time you drive, selecting the optimum gear based on vehicle speed, acceleration and your driving habits—even choosing the ideal gear while cornering.
When Multistage Hybrid technology meets a 3.5-liter V6, the result is the visceral feel of a high-performance coupe and power off the line that rivals the V8 competition. The LC 500h is built on an advanced Lexus Multistage Hybrid powertrain—a 3.5-liter, 24-valve Atkinson-cycle V6, powerful yet compact dual electric motors and a lightweight lithium-ion battery. This powertrain is then merged with an automatic transmission in series with an Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission. These innovations come together to create the direct, instinctive feel of a 10-speed transmission and a bold expression of hybrid performance.
On models equipped with the Sport or Performance Package, available 21-inch forged alloy wheels offer a lightweight design, black-and-chrome coating and a polished finish.
The triple-projector ultra-compact LED headlamps are more than striking. They're among the thinnest LED projector headlamps in the industry. Half the size of a conventional lamp, the polaric ellipsoid system combines with the daytime running lights and LED cornering lamps to create an unmistakable Lexus signature.
Offering menacing style and the same structural rigidity as the standard steel components, the available black carbon fiber roof helps reduce weight, lowering the vehicle’s center of gravity for more responsive handling.
The distinctive pattern on the racing pedals doesn’t only add bold styling to the interior. The size and position of the rubber pads are specifically designed to help grip your foot, lap after exhilarating lap.
Climate Concierge integrates climate controls with the heated and ventilated seating and is easily controlled by a single switch on the Climate Concierge monitor. The system also pairs with the available leather-trimmed heated steering wheel to offer a warm surface around the entire circumference of the steering wheel, regardless of the placement of the driver’s hands.
Alcantara®*-trimmed door panels with deep, undulating lines create a distinctive, dramatic cabin. Ambient lighting casts a subtle shadow over the curving pattern, and the rich materials give way to a marbled carbon fiber detailing that’s revealed as the doors open.
The painstakingly crafted steering wheel is the result of countless hours of testing and track development with Lexus takumi masters. An ideal profile was achieved by measuring the distribution of palm pressure during circuit driving, then exhaustively manipulating the cross section for the perfect grip at various points along the wheel. The resulting elliptical shape provides optimal grip when cornering with high G-forces and allows for direct feedback from the suspension. Even the stitching of the leather surface was calibrated for enhanced grip and reduced fatigue.
Inspired by the digital instrumentation developed for the LFA, the 8.0-inch digital adaptive meter with a movable interface displays vital performance information, including engine and road speed. The sliding meter is intuitively operated by steering-wheel-mounted controls and changes with the selected drive mode.
Lexus Enform App Suite 2.0 offers access to your favorite mobile applications through your vehicle’s multimedia display. After downloading the app on your compatible smartphone, you can stream music, listen to live radio nationwide, check fuel prices, and keep tabs on your stocks and sports scores—all from the center-console display. And, with voice recognition, accessing and controlling App Suite 2.0 features is easier than ever.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
To help you change lanes with confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And for added peace of mind, the Rear Cross-Traffic Alert can help you when backing out of a parking space by notifying you of vehicles approaching from either side.
A variety of features are designed to help keep you and your passengers safe. These include driver’s and front passenger's advanced airbag systems, driver's and front passenger's knee airbags, front and rear side curtain airbags and front seat-mounted side airbags.