So, as far as what’s under the hood of this “500” – let’s not get the Mercedes numerology get all Arabic on us, okay? – it goes like this: V-8 delivering 467 horsepower and 389 lb.-ft. of torque, which means the driver can pony up to 0-60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, give it or take the wind factor on the environment it’s in.
The 10-speed automatic transmission and weight distribution in this car is what we are excited about, since like the RC-F, it’s lighter materials used in construction will translate to lower MPG, among other benefits. That will be a critical difference, of course, when Lexus is competing against the German juggernauts who have natural competitive leverage in the factories and in the marketplace.
Full details on the Lexus LC 500 Concept can be found here.