All-New 2017 Lexus LC 500 Spotted – Local Launch ImminentAuto News
The Lexus LC 500, the company’s latest luxury GT Coupe has been spotted in Putrajaya, by one of our readers, suggesting that the local launch date could be soon indeed. Lexus Malaysia opened its order books early last month, with an RM940k price tag.
The pictures show an LC 500 wearing trade plates, parked along a main road, likely undergoing homologation by JPJ. Lexus LC 500 has received a strong response, particularly in the North American and Japanese market, since its global debut at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show.
The LC 500 bucks the trend of utilising a downsized turbocharged engine, instead, it's powered by a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine – producing 470hp and 540Nm. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The LC 500 is built on a newly-developed global platform, and produced at Lexus’ Motomachi plant, which previously produced the LFA supercar.