When you tune engine components down to a fraction of a millimeter, as one would for a fine wind instrument, this is the result. The engine channels sound through the cabin from front to rear as you accelerate, creating unique frequencies calibrated to elicit specific emotional responses. Take it up to its 7,300-rpm redline, and the result is a pure visceral symphony.
An available Torsen®* high-capacity torque-sensing limited-slip rear differential efficiently distributes engine power to the rear axle. This helps to optimize traction, handling and control in a variety of conditions. Meanwhile, a Yamaha® Performance Damper* elevates every drive by enhancing both stability and ride comfort.
An available speed-activated rear wing helps to reduce lift and optimize the downforce balance for enhanced handling and control during high-speed driving. The wing extends at speeds above 50 mph and retracts at 25 mph.
Specifically designed for the LC, this exclusive transmission changes gears in 0.12 seconds. Or, half the time it takes the average human to blink. The system also adapts to your driving style by selecting the optimum gear based on vehicle speed, acceleration and your driving habits.
The soft top opens or closes in approximately 15 seconds at driving speeds of up to 30 mph. And it can be stored without impacting luggage capacity. But its unique design doesn’t end there. To choreograph a retraction motion that’s as beautiful as it is functional, craftsmen tested more than 1,000 sequences before discovering the ideal motion.
The stunning taillamps were inspired by the dramatic glow of a jet’s afterburners. Crafted to produce an infinite mirror effect, they feature 80 LEDs on either side. This evocative design creates even, dimensional illumination with impressive depth and no visible grain. And, when turned off, a sleek gray surface is revealed.
The motion of the flush exterior door handles was inspired by the welcoming gesture of having a door held open for you. As you approach the vehicle, the handles gracefully extend outward, and inset LEDs illuminate. As the doors close, or after 15 seconds, the lighting fades.
Since the human hand isn’t perfectly flat, we set out to design a steering wheel tailored to all its contours. An ideal elliptical grip was achieved by measuring the distribution of palm pressure during circuit driving. Then, the cross section was manipulated for the perfect shape at various points, providing optimal grip when cornering with high G-forces.
Both the wind screen, positioned behind the driver and passengers, and a uniquely designed wind deflector help aerodynamically tame the air around you. The convertible features lightweight, four-layer soft-top construction that minimizes creasing and road noise. Additionally, Active Noise Control can sense ambient noise within the cabin and counter it.
An 8.0-inch digital adaptive meter displays vital performance information, including engine and road speed. While the sliding meter is intuitively operated by steering-wheel-mounted controls and changes with the selected drive mode.
Lexus Enform* trials or subscriptions elevate connected technology and provides concierge-level convenience. From emergency assistance and available onboard Wi-Fi™ to the ability to start your engine remotely* using your smartphone, smartwatch, the Lexus Skill for Alexa,* or the Lexus Action on Google,* our premium suite of connected technology offers peace of mind with every drive.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident.
This system* is engineered to help detect a vehicle or a pedestrian in the path of your Lexus under certain conditions. Should it detect a potential frontal collision, it’s designed to automatically prepare Brake Assist* for increased brake force and, in some cases, can even automatically brake the vehicle to a stop.
Radar and camera technology helps to keep you at a preset speed and distance from vehicles ahead, even in stop-and-go traffic. If it detects you getting closer than the preset distance, it automatically slows your vehicle—even to a complete stop. At highway speeds, when the road ahead clears, your Lexus returns to its preset speed.
This system* utilizes a camera to monitor visible lane markings. If an inadvertent or potential lane departure is detected, it’s designed to warn you and can take slight corrective measures. If Dynamic Radar Cruise Control* is engaged, the system can help you prevent drifting and remain in the center of the visibly marked lane.
To help provide greater visibility for you as well as other drivers, Intelligent High Beams* offer added illumination to help keep you focused on the road. When the road ahead is clear, the system defaults to high-beam mode. When it detects the headlamps or taillamps of vehicles ahead, it temporarily switches to low beams.