If you desire several years of memorable rides similar to what our futuristic neighbors offer at Epcot Center, Lexus of Orlando is about to deliver. The soon-to-be-legendary 2017 Lexus LC 500 will be available in our showroom starting spring 2017, and they will go fast. Not only on the street, but off of our lot as well.
The LC 500 arrived onto the marketplace, because Lexus intentionally continues to break from their traditional styling to show consumers where their brand is headed. To lead the luxury pack of competitors, Lexus knows it cannot rest on its amazing laurels. Average is not good enough when you are a Lexus.
That’s why this former concept car, is now a reality star.
Most automotive reviewers never thought the Lexus LC 500 would actually roll off the Lexus assembly line. It was assumed to be a one-time, futuristic-looking, overly-accessorized, super-glamourous media gimmick, created only to impress reporters at fancy car shows. It would never actually roll onto Lexus lots… or so they thought.
But once again, transcending all customer and reviewer expectations, the LC 500 has come to life.
This high-performance 2-door coupe has movie-star good looks, like a sleek rocket-car from an automotive paradise of the future. You can almost hear the other more conservatively styled, yet still impressive Lexus cars on our lot jealously whining “Where did this whiz kid/car come from?”
The standard nearly all-glass roof, gigantic spindle grill, extended wheel base and pushed-to-the-edges tires (which leave little overhang), gives the LC 500 an unmistakable athletic look and improved performance. No one will confuse the LC 500 with Herbie the Love Bug.
The bottom line is that the LC 500 will allow drivers to live out their long-held James Bond high-speed fantasies, without having to leave the Lexus brand.
The LC 500 contains a new Lexus Multimedia Package featuring an updated graphic interface with touch pad and large display screen. The “2+2” seating layout with bucket seats, combine with an overall lower center of gravity to wrap passengers during hard cornering and playful acceleration. As you melt into your seat, you would think the LC 500 is ready to rumble down a race track, until the layers of rich, hand-stitched leather interior remind you that this is still automotive royalty.
Performance & Safety
Shifting effortlessly, the all-new 10-speed automatic transmission is the first-of-its-kind in a luxury vehicle. A 467-horsepower, 5.0-liter, V-8, with 389 pounds-feet of torque propels the LC 500 to a respectable 0-to-60 mph time of just 4.5 seconds. All the while, the computer-designed transmission instantly calibrates acceleration, braking and lateral g-forces, and then automatically selects the right gear. The LC 500 rolls down the road smoothly and comes standard with run-flat tires. Even the suspension was designed with lightweight aluminum and the doors are made of carbon fiber to lighten the load and improve nimble handling.
Safety features include an all-speed radar cruise control that works even in stop-and-go traffic, a collision prevention and mitigation system, lane keeping assist and automatic high beams.
Lexus continues to evolve as a car, a brand, and a lifestyle, and the LC 500 is a head-turner for all ages. We at Lexus of Orlando are as excited as you are to test drive an LC 500, and are anxiously awaiting its arrival. Follow us on Facebook for updates on when the LC 500 will be arriving on our lot.