M07/Y17 - Lexus Asia

LC
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M07/Y17
Sharp and refined, in every way.
Note: Vehicles pictured and specifications detailed in this catalog may vary
from models and equipment available in your area.
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From the beauty of contrast comes the thrill of excitement,
just as the powerful land and graceful ocean converge
to form this unparalleled landscape.
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Just because you’re off work,
doesn’t mean you turn off your inner engine.
You’re driven to reach the heights beyond the summit.
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Technology alone is not enough to get you there.
But neither is art.
The answer must surely lie at their intersection.
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Surprises both tactile and visual await you.
Your body will perceive wonder,
before your head even has time to think.
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Its power isn’t for show.
Now agile, now smooth,
it empowers you to navigate your own road, your own way.
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Wind, waves, sun.
How close can a man-made machine
come to recreating the thrill of nature?
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The thrill of excitement will be never-ending,
as long as you keep your foot on the accelerator.
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CO N C E P T
Inspired temptation. The alluring coupe lines
instantly capture the heart, then quickly stir the
soul with an exhilarating driving experience
that further amplifies desire.
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CO N C E P T
The stunning beauty, distinctive presence, and
dynamic performance of the LC are the
unconstrained realization of the ‘Seduction &
Technology’ design concept. Close collaboration
between the design and engineering teams
confirmed the gorgeous form that seduces the eye,
is matched by an exhilarating driving experience,
in a fusion that only Lexus can achieve. The focused
ergonomics of a cockpit geared to driving are
complemented by the integration of authentic
materials, advanced technology and expert
craftsmanship throughout the luxurious cabin.
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The sharp response and linear characteristics that
connect the driver and car, leverage the refined
evolution of the platform architecture and packaging,
including the suspension, powertrain and drivetrain,
to deliver the pure excitement of next generation
Lexus sports driving.
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DESIGN
Fusing seduction with technology, the avant-garde
design blends dynamic proportions with elegant
lines, and imbues the cabin with the sensual allure
of an authentic luxury coupe.
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DESIGN
EXTERIOR
INTERIOR
The low center of gravity and dynamic stance
of the taut body project a powerful presence,
highlighting the bold three-dimensional form
that accentuates the LC’s coupe agility.
The intuitive layout of the cockpit that invites
spirited sports driving is complemented by the
pleasurable comfort of the welcoming space
that cocoons the passenger.
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PERFORMANCE
The pursuit of fundamentals critical to
realizing “Even Sharper, More Refined”
driving performance, drove the development
of an entirely new platform. It is the catalyst
for the smooth linear steering, the feeling of
connection with the vehicle in motion, and
comfortable driving rhythm.
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FR (Front Engine, Rear Wheel Drive) Platform
The structural integrity that forms the core of the LC’s
next generation driving dynamics began with a “back
to basics” examination of the platform architecture
and its vital contribution to performance. To provide
smooth maneuverability and stability, the moment
of inertia which acts as resistance to the vehicle’s
rotational movement was reduced, and the center
of gravity lowered to realize excellent steering stability.
This was reinforced by positioning the wheels close
to the corners, a wide stance with short overhangs,
and balanced front-to-rear weight distribution,
to realize responsive and natural vehicle behavior.
In addition, both the horizontal and vertical distance
between the center of gravity and the driver’s hip
point were brought closer together, heightening
the feeling of connection between driver and car.
The result is a layout that realizes driving close to
the ideal, enhancing the coupe’s responsiveness to
driver inputs and giving a natural feel of the road.
This dynamic platform also enables the beautiful
body with its low-set engine and driving position,
which is further refined by the sculpted aerodynamics.
Front and Rear Suspension
The innovative front and rear multi-link suspension
features a double joint multi-link design which also
enables the low hood line of the LC’s alluring
silhouette. Optimal tuning and the layout of each arm
contribute to the linear steering feel, superb stability,
and exceptional ride comfort of a premium sports
coupe.
Disc Brakes
Large 20-inch disc brakes on the front and highfriction brake pads actuated by 6 opposed pistons
on the front and 4 opposed pistons on the rear
provide stable braking performance in diverse
driving conditions. Monoblock aluminum calipers
contribute to their light weight and excellent rigidity.*
Multi Material Body
The design of the chassis was driven by a sharp
focus on structural integrity to enhance the basic
performance potential. Optimizing the layout and
the use of aluminum and hot-stamp, high-tensile steel
contribute to the lightweight, high rigidity body
structure, reinforced by the use of body adhesives,
laser welding and laser screw welding. To further
lighten weight and lower the center of gravity,
aluminum and CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced
Plastics) are used for a variety of components.
Drive Mode Selector
Drive Mode Selector provides integrated control
of multiple systems to let you tune performance to
suit your driving style. You can select and change
between five modes: Normal, Eco, Comfort, Sport
S and Sport S+ Modes. In addition, Custom Mode
enables drivers to set their preferred settings for the
powertrain, chassis and air conditioning.
* The brake system is designed for high loads. Therefore, certain speeds,
braking forces, and ambient conditions such as temperature and humidity may
cause brake noise.
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PERFORMANCE
To create the leading-edge performance expected of the flagship Lexus
sports coupe, the core elements of performance were sharpened and
refined to provide exceptional driving characteristics. The naturally
aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine delivers a feeling of continuous power
for exhilarating driving. The Direct Shift-10AT heightens the speed and
immediacy of gear shifting, with a rhythm that feeds driving control and
excitement. Fine tuning of the engine exhaust and the use of a sound
generator boost the immediacy of the aural experience, to further
intensify driving pleasure.
Engine Sound
The sound generator and generator hoses utilize
pulses in the engine air intake to generate and
harmonize 3 different high frequency tones during
acceleration, producing a highly distinctive and sporty
engine sound unique to the LC. An aural experience
in its own right, the vibrant engine sound is enhanced
by special sound-control valves in the exhaust that
activate during start-up, producing a localized sound
image that projects a feeling of space and depth.
5.0-liter V8 Engine
With a power output of 470hp and 540Nm of
torque on command, the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter
V8 engine generates a dynamic feeling of limitless
acceleration and powerful output for luxury sports car
driving. Refining the intake and exhaust components
enhances driving performance to realize an emotional
driving experience.
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Direct Shift-10AT
Feeding dynamic control for driving exhilaration,
the close gear ratios of the advanced 10-speed
automatic transmission realize equal intervals
between gears and shifting, for quick rhythmical
shift changes with a good tempo and upbeat
engine sound as you accelerate through the gears.
The wide gear ratio range enables powerful start-up
acceleration, yet is exceedingly comfortable during
high-speed cruising.
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F E AT U R E S
The quality and depth of the LC driving experience are
forged in a sophisticated fusion of authentic materials,
advanced technology, dedicated craftsmanship, and
Lexus finesse in the quality details.
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To realize the distinctive beauty and presence of the LC, the shape and
surface treatment of each part of the body were carefully refined to
produce the strikingly gorgeous whole. An innovative approach to
detail blends form with function in the eye-catching front and rear
lighting, door mirrors, and door handles. The cockpit and cabin show
the same assured design and attention to detail.
To help the driver concentrate, driving controls are ergonomically
positioned around the steering wheel, and information displays
aligned on a single plane to reduce eye movement. Throughout
the cabin, the beautiful craftsmanship and subtle integration of the
L-motif pattern unify and deepen the luxury sports driving experience.
Door Mirrors
The mirrors combine excellent visibility and refined
aerodynamics in an eye-catching design. Cutting the
inner side of the mirror enhances forward visibility
between the pillar and mirror, while a slight curvature
of the mirror provides wide visibility to the rear.
The black upper sides of the mirror contribute to
the visually compact design.
Ultra-compact LED Projector
The sophisticated inverted trapezoid design
of the headlamps projects a high-tech image.
The distinctive graphics accentuate a feeling of
depth, and contrast with the arrowhead-shaped
LED DRL (Daytime Running Lamp) that emits
a subtle Lexus signature. The very compact unit
contributes to the low hood, short overhang and
lightweight body.
LED Rear Combination Lamps
The increasingly strong sequential illumination of
the signature L-shaped rear combination lamps is
created by an innovative multi-reflection effect using
a one-way mirror. The lamp structure enhances
illumination depth while enabling thin lamps that
minimize intrusion into the luggage space.
Rear Bumper
The spindle theme of the rear design emphasizes the
LC’s powerful stance and low center of gravity with
a distinctive form that flows around the license plate,
and in the shape and position of the muffler baffles
and diffusers. The edge of the garnish connecting
the muffler baffles smooths airflow over the bumper,
further enhancing aerodynamics.
Door Handles
Fusing seductive beauty with
aerodynamic function, a simple line
on the door reveals the presence
of the handle recessed flush with
the surface. When carrying the
Electronic Key, push the front of
the handle and it unlocks the door
and pops the handle out. Push the
rear of the handle and it retracts
automatically and locks the door.
At night, integrated LED illumination
guides you to the handle.*
* The mechanical key is built into the Electronic Key. Electronic Key caution:
Radio waves may affect electric medical devices. Individuals with devices
including cardiac pacemaker implants should keep them from coming close
to the Smart Entry & Start System antennas.
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Remote Touch Interface
The newly-developed, advanced touchpad surface
enables simple touchpad operation, letting users
interact intuitively with the audio and navigation
systems on the 10.3-inch EMV display, providing
easy control of both systems.
Paddle Shift Switches
The size and positioning of the paddle shift switches
were optimized so they can be operated without
changing grip on the steering wheel. Their
magnesium alloy finish contributes to their light
weight and high rigidity, and also adds a luxury touch.
Meter / 10.3-inch EMV Display
Evolved from the Lexus LFA supercar, the single central
8-inch color TFT (Thin Film Transistor) meter changes
color and the information displayed with the drive mode
selected, to communicate vital vehicle information at a
glance. In addition, information from the multi-information
system can be displayed either within the meter, or beside
the meter when it slides to the side. The wide viewing
angle of the large 10.3-inch EMV(Electro Multi-Vision)
display provides the driver with clear audio and
navigation system information.
Steering Wheel
The Lexus focus on details is exemplified by the design
of the steering wheel. Both the shape and cross-section
of the steering wheel were analyzed in repeated road
tests by Lexus Takumi craftsmen who measured the
distribution of pressure on the palm while driving,
to help fine-tune a grip profile that supports a natural
grip and wrist movements while sports driving.
Mark Levinson Audio System
The audiophile-quality Mark Levinson Reference
Surround Sound System incorporates an 11-channel
amplifier that drives 13 speakers, to replicate a precise
sound stage that reproduces the position and depth
of each instrument. It incorporates Clari-Fi technology
that intelligently restores high fidelity to music from
compressed digital sources such as MP3.
Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound System
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Analog Clock
The analog clock embodies Lexus luxury,
functionality and simplicity. The thick metallic ring and
subtle L-motif pattern on the dial plate harmonize
with the sporty display zone design. Self-illuminating
needles provide excellent legibility at night.
8-way Power Adjust Front Seats
Power adjustments enable tailoring of the front seat
settings to optimize individual comfort and support.
Their satin metallic switches impart a quality touch.
LED Ambient Illumination
LED ambient illumination integrated
into the door trim contributes to the
feeling of luxury in the cabin, subtly
shading and lighting the drape of the
trim. It provides an elegant atmosphere
that is different from its daytime face.
Front Seats / Lexus Climate Concierge / Ventilated Seats
Beneath the beautiful handcrafted finish of the front seats is
an innovative layered structure that separates the structures
for the seat back and sides, enhancing the strength of the
seat frame for lively sports driving.
Additional refinements to the side cushioning to provide
excellent lateral support, are complemented by concave
shaping of the seat cushion to support the pelvis. The
Lexus Climate Concierge automatically controls the
cabin temperature and Ventilated Seats for the front seats.
Suction-type seat ventilation eliminates the humid feeling
associated with leather seats.
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One-touch Walk-in Function
For easy access to the rear seats, the walk-in function
automatically slides the front seat forward and lowers
the headrest when the lever in the shoulder of the
front seatback is operated, and returns them to their
original positions when the seatback is raised.
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SAFETY
SAFETY
The LC’s exhilarating sports coupe
performance is underpinned by active and
passive safety measures that utilize advanced
technologies to deepen your peace of mind.
Blind Spot Monitor System
When the quasi-millimeter-wave
radars in the rear bumper detect
vehicles in adjacent lanes that
aren’t visible in the door mirrors,
the system activates an LED
warning indicator in the relevant
door mirror the moment a vehicle
enters this blind spot.
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RCTA (Rear Cross Traffic Alert)
To assist safe reversing, RCTA
uses quasi-millimeter-wave
radars in the rear bumper to
detect approaching vehicles in
difficult-to-see areas behind the
vehicle. When an approaching
vehicle is detected, RCTA alerts
the driver using a buzzer and
an LED indicator in the relevant
door mirror.
PUH (Pop Up Hood)
The innovative PUH helps to provide pedestrian
protection in the event of a frontal collision, and
at the same time enables a sporty design with a
low hood line. When sensors mounted in the front
bumper determine that the vehicle has collided
with a pedestrian, the hood instantly pops up
on four fulcrum points to create a space to help
absorb the impact force.
8 SRS (Supplemental Restraint System) Airbags
The LC features dual-stage SRS airbags (Front
seats), SRS knee airbags (Front seats), SRS side
airbags (Front seats) and SRS curtain shield airbags
(Front and rear seats).*
*The SRS airbags are supplemental devices to be used with the seatbelts.
The driver and all passengers in the vehicle must wear their seatbelts properly
at all times. Never install a rear-facing CRS (Child Restraint System) on the
front passenger’s seat. For a forward-facing CRS, it is recommended you use
it in the rear seats. Please do not use accessories for the seats which cover
the parts where the SRS side airbags should inflate. Such accessories may
prevent the SRS side airbags from activating correctly, causing serious injury
(Lexus genuine seat covers are specifically designed for models equipped
with the SRS side airbags. To find out about availability in your area, please
inquire at your local dealer). The photo shows all the SRS airbags activated for
display purposes only (the SRS side and curtain shield airbags only inflate on
the side of the collision in an actual accident). For details on these and other
important safety features, be sure to read the Owner’s Manual carefully.
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Taking exhilaration to a higher plane, the
LC sport attributes hones precise sporting
performance to unleash the thrill of emotional
sports driving.
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Further honing sporting performance, the sport attributes fine-tune
the LC’s athletic prowess with exclusive enhancements. Visual clues are
provided by a lightweight CFRP roof to reduce weight, and an active
rear wing to boost downforce. In the cockpit, careful shaping of the
front seats provides excellent holding support against lateral G forces,
including those experienced in race track driving.
The sport package truly reveals its athletic prowess in assertive driving,
with the responsive handling and control finessed by the integration of
LDH and a Torsen LSD.
CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics) Roof
At the Motomachi Plant in Japan, Takumi craftsmen
apply carbon-forming technology developed for
the Lexus LFA supercar. The use of CFRP creates
a roof with strength and rigidity comparable to steel
but with less weight, contributing to the low center
of gravity at the heart of sports driving performance.
Active Rear Wing
The retractable rear wing integrated in the trunk
lid automatically deploys in response to higher
vehicle speeds to provide aerodynamic downforce.
The driver can also manually operate the wing using
a switch on the instrument panel.
LDH (Lexus Dynamic Handling System)
LDH lifts driving performance to a higher plane.
Together with EPS (Electric Power Steering), VGRS
and DRS (Dynamic Rear Steering) control all four
wheels independently to enhance the vehicle’s limit
while cornering, line trace performance and
stability, to enjoy a higher level of sports driving.
CFRP Scuff Plates
CFRP scuff plates further reduce weight. The subtle
contrast of the gloss/matte finish exudes a refined
sporting quality.
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Alcantara® Front Sport Seats
To provide excellent support
against the lateral G forces
experienced in sports driving,
the seats use an innovative
‘integrated foaming’ structure,
holding performance around the
shoulder and lumbar support was
enhanced, and they are finished
with Alcantara on the center of
the seatback and cushion.
VGRS (Variable Gear Ratio Steering)
VGRS optimally controls the steering angle
in response to vehicle speed and steering input,
helping to realize excellent maneuverability and
stability from low through to high speeds.
Torsen LSD (Limited Slip Differential)
The torque-sensing LSD provides linear response
to acceleration, contributing to excellent traction
performance and handling, as well as stability
in both straight-line driving and while cornering.
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Our Takumi craftsmen strive for perfection in
every aspect of their work, actively seeking
enhancements by applying constant care and
dedication to their craftsmanship, blending their
craftsmen’s skills with the power of technology to better
anticipate the future.
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1,630mm
1,920mm
1,345mm
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EXTERIOR COLORS
White Nova Glass Flake <083>
Dark Gray Mica <1G0>
Sonic Silver <1J2>
Sonic Titanium <1J7>
Black <212>
Graphite Black Glass Flake <223>
Garnet Red Mica <3S0>
Radiant Red Contrast Layering <3T5>
Amber Crystal Shine <4X2>
Naples Yellow <5C1>
Deep Blue Mica <8X5>
21-inch aluminum wheels
INTERIOR COLORS
( A L C A N T A R A ®)
Ocher (FA40)
Dark Rose (FA30)
Black (FA20)
EXTERIOR COLOR / INTERIOR COLOR
Ocher
Dark Rose
Black
White Nova Glass Flake <083>
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Dark Gray Mica <1G0>
Sonic Silver <1J2>
Sonic Titanium <1J7>
Black <212>
Graphite Black Glass Flake <223>
Garnet Red Mica <3S0>
Radiant Red Contrast Layering <3T5>
Amber Crystal Shine <4X2>
Naples Yellow <5C1>
Deep Blue Mica <8X5>