Lexus LC 500 refreshed for 2021

Represents the most passionate expression of the Lexus brand.

By Wheels.ca Wheels.ca

Apr 15, 2020 2 min. read

Article was updated 3 years ago

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The Lexus LC 500, like every vehicle in the Lexus family, is in a constant state of evolution.

Engineers are consistently exploring ways to hone and enhance every detail.

Headlining a complete lineup of Lexus sedans with a harmonious blend of emotional design and high performance, the LC coupe receives key refinements in 2021 to further cement the connection between driver and machine.

The 2021 LC 500 coupe is the sharpest, most evolved LC to date, and the story of its evolution is one of both addition and subtraction.

What gets subtracted is a reduction of nearly 22 lb of unsprung weight, which engineers accomplish with changes highlighted by using aluminum lower suspension arms, lighter suspension stabilizers with a hollow design and revised diameter, new high-strength coil spring material, and lighter 21-inch rear wheels.

Lexus LC 500

To enhance vehicle controls at mid- to high-speed ranges the 2021 LC’s Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) is enhanced with Active Cornering Assist (ACA).

This system helps control cornering by providing brake control to the inner wheels in accordance with lateral acceleration when G-force demands are greater during spirited driving.

The Lexus LC 500 represents the most passionate expression of the Lexus brand.

The eye-catching coupe displays a unique mesh grille that spreads across the front of the car. It has a large glass panel and blacked-out rear pillars that creates a floating roof appearance. Chrome-plated moldings along the edges echo the lines of a traditional Japanese sword.

Available exterior colours for the LC 500 include Caviar, Obsidian, Smoky Granite Mica, Atomic Silver, Liquid Platinum, Ultra White, Infrared, Nightfall Mica, Flare Yellow, Nori Green Pearl and Cadmium Orange.

Upon startup, thundering through the variable Active Exhaust, the 5.0-litre, naturally aspirated V8 issues a full-throated engine note as a call to driving enthusiasts.

The LC 500 has an output of 471 hp and 398 lb/ft of peak torque. The LC is also capable of delivering a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and up to a manufacturer estimated (US) 25 mpg on the highway.




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