Lexus sports car rumbles in from RM940K
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.