Lexus sports car rum­bles in from RM940K

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LEXUS Malaysia has un­veiled its lat­est LC 500 2+2 rear-wheel drive sports coupe that comes with a beastly 5.0-litre V8 en­gine with 471hp.

At RM940,000 on-the-road with GST with­out in­sur­ance, the LC 500 (URZ100) is of­fered in 11 ex­te­rior colours with three in­te­rior colour themes.

It also comes with a five-year un­lim­ited mileage war­ranty and a five-year or 100,000km (which­ever comes first) free sched­uled ser­vice.

An 82-litre tank sup­plies fuel to a 4,969cc 2UR-GSE V8 nat­u­rally as­pi­rated pow­er­plant with a 12.3:1 com­pres­sion ra­tio – the same en­gine in the RC F and GS F, but with an im­proved in­take and ex­haust sys­tem, power gets bumped up to 471hp (+4hp) at 7,100rpm and 540Nm (+10Nm) at 4,800rpm.

A 10-speed di­rect-shift au­to­matic trans­mis­sion is used to help it sprint from 0-100kph in 4.4 sec­onds and on­wards to a top speed of270kph.

The LC 500 uses Lexus’ new Global Ar­chi­tec­ture – Lux­ury (GA-L) plat­form and has front and rear multi-link suspension setup with adap­tive su pen­sion sys­tem for bet com­fort and cor­ner­ing abil­i­ties.

There is no spare tyre un­der the 197-litre boot, with all four 21-inch wheels sport­ing 245/40 (front) and 275/35 (rear) run-flat tyres that ob­scure the ven­ti­lated disc brakes.

With car­bon fi­bre used for its roof, its sig­na­ture spin­dle grille is flanked by the ul­tra-com­pact LED pro­jec­tor head­lamps with auto-lev­el­ling func­tion and its LED sig­na­ture ar­row­head de­sign day­time run­ning lights are lo­cated ust be­low.

The 2+2 coupe also tures an elec­tronic rk­ing brake, elec­tronic ush-but­ton glove box, alu­minium foot ped­als, car­bon-fi­bre door scuff plates and a frame­less rear-view mir­ror, an in­ter­nal sound gen­er­a­tor, one-touch walk-in sys­tem for ac­cess to the rear seats and six driv­ing modes of Eco, Com­fort, Nor­mal, Sport, Sport+ and Cus­tom­ize.

Other fea­tures are a 13-speaker Mark Levin­son sound sys­tem with a 10.3-inch elec­tro multi-vi­sion dis­play, re­mote touch-pad con­troller and a re­verse cam­era, 11-chan­nel 918W am­pli­fier, AM/FM tuner, sin­gle DVD/CD, MP3, WMA, FLAC, ALAC/OGG Vor­bis MP4, WMV, AVI com­pat­i­ble with Mira­cast, AUX jack, two USB ports, Wi-Fi and Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity. – JAY WONG

The Pas­sat Trend­line Plus (left) and Com­fort­line Plus.

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