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, an available performance damper elevates every drive by enhancing both stability and ride comfort.
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 high-performance braking system in the LC boasts massive monoblock aluminum six-piston front calipers with two-piece brake rotors. As well as available large, high-friction-coefficient brake pads* for serious stopping power.
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.
With wireless access to Apple CarPlay® integration, you can access the same familiar interface from your iPhone® through the vehicle's multimedia display. Get directions, send and receive messages via Siri® and make calls. Plus, never be without your favorite apps like Waze, Apple Music® and Apple Audiobooks.
The available full-color Head-Up Display can project key information about your audio, speed, current gear and RPM onto the windshield. Display information can be adjusted to suit the driver.
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.
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.
With enhanced radar and camera capabilities, this system* can help detect vehicles ahead and more. Like a preceding bicyclist or pedestrian in daytime, as well as a pedestrian in low-light conditions. Should it detect a potential frontal collision, the system can help automatically brake to help mitigate or avoid a collision.
When All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control* is enabled, this hands-on system* monitors visible lane markings or the path of the preceding vehicle. And provides steering assistance to help keep the vehicle centered in the lane. Designed for peace of mind, the system can be used in traffic and on highways with gradual curves.
This system* utilizes a camera to monitor visible lane markings. If an inadvertent lane departure, or potential departure due to swaying, is detected at speeds above 32 mph, the system is designed to warn you so that you can steer back into the lane, and can even take slight corrective measures to help keep you within your visibly marked lane.
This system* helps detect an upcoming curve and may lower your speed accordingly. It also helps you maintain a preset speed and following distance from the vehicle ahead. Whether at highway speeds or in stop-and-go traffic, the system is designed to detect if you get closer than the preset distance and can automatically slow your vehicle—even to a complete stop.