It doesn’t happen so often that a production car follows concept version is such intense way. Still, this is one of those models. Originally launched in last year, 2019 Lexus LC is about to continue in the same way. Toyota has been developing this model for years and the result is obvious. This is definitely one of the best looking sports cars around.
Moreover, it looks so amazing that actually there is almost no difference compared to LF-LC Concept. Of course, this car wouldn’t be so amazing if driving dynamics don’t follow that stupendous design. Although heavier than most of its competitors, this sports car has excellent handling and overall driving characteristics. It is fast, great in corners, with a chassis that seems capable of pretty much everything. For the next year, we could easily see something completely new, two completely new things to be more precise.
2019 Lexus LC design
This is still a pretty fresh model on the market. So, expect 2019 Lexus LC to come without bigger changes, at least when it comes to the base model. We are about to see the same design, which resembles LF-LC Concept as close as possible. It is hard for us to decide what is better, a beautiful silhouette from the outside or stylish interior which is full of premium leather, wood trim, and other luxury materials. Things under the hood are amazing as well. This fantastic grand tourer will continue with the same naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine, which delivers 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. With such great amount of power, 2019 Lexus LC needs just 4.4 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour.
2019 Lexus LC Hybrid
For all those who care about the environment, the company offers a hybrid version of 2019 Lexus LC. Although a hybrid, this version also offers amazing performances. Unlike the base model which comes with a thirsty V8 engine, this one combines V6 unit with electric sources of power. A familiar 3.5-liter V6 is good for about 295 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, but get a huge power boost from the electric motor. So, total output goes all away up to 354 horsepower. With such great number, it is no wonder that 0-60 time is somewhere around 4.7 seconds. Besides great acceleration, 2019 LC hybrid also offers amazing fuel economy, which could easily reach mid-30 mpg on a highway – a far better result compared to V8 version.
2019 Lexus LC F – A race-performance tourer
Although we still wait for some official details, it is pretty much certain that even more powerful version of this sports car is on its way. Moreover, Toyota has developed a completely new engine for this occasion. The 2019 Lexus LC F is about to get a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine, which will be far more efficient compared to the atmospheric 5.0-liter unit. According to some reports, the new engine will have a max output of more than 620 horsepower.
For comparison, Mercedes-AMG GT R is good for 577, while Audi V10 Plus delivers around 610 horses. Besides new engine, we expect to see various changes in terms of styling. The 2019 Lexus LC F will get plenty of new details which will accentuate car’s hi-performance character. Expect things like a new bumper, larger air intakes, bigger spoiler etc.
2019 Lexus LC release date and price
Pretty much all versions of 2019 Lexus LC should come late in the year. The base model with a 5.0-liter V8 engine will keep the same price, which goes around 90.000 dollars. A hybrid version will cost you few thousands more. When it comes to the new LC F model, latest reports suggest a price of more than 180.000 dollars.