News

Lexus reveals high-performance hybrid LC 500h sports coupe

Lexus reveals high-performance hybrid LC 500h sports coupe
Autos
Lexus took the wraps off its hybrid powertrain version of the LC 500 flagship coupe at the Geneva Motor Show on March 1. The LC 500h comes equipped with what Lexus calls a performance-oriented Multi Stage Hybrid System.

Like the gasoline-powered LC 500 , which debuted just over a month prior at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the LC 500h looks remarkably like the althetic and sporty LF-LC concept car on which it was based.

Unlike the V8-powered LC 500, the LC 500h is driven by a Multi Stage Hybrid System, made up of a 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, electric motor, and a four-speed automatic transmission.

The electric motor generates better acceleration feel than a conventional engine, Lexus explained in a release. And adding physical gears more closely aligns engine rpm with the drivers inputs.

The drivetrain should help the car accelerate to 100 km/h from zero in less than five seconds, Lexus says. And if the driver wants, they can get there themselves, with Lexus first-ever-for-a-hybrid M Mode with manual gear selection.

The gas-powered twin to the LC 500h is due to hit dealerships in spring 2017, but Lexus has not announced specific pricing or release details for the hybrid.
Read more on CTVnews
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Autos
Lexus saysthe LC 500, the new flagship sports coupe it revealed at the Detroit auto show on January 11, marks the start of a new era for the luxury performance brand. The...
Technology
The cars of the future will run on renewable energy. Or, at the very least, will be hybrids. At the annual Geneva International Motor Show , the world was given...
Autos
Do you remember The Dress that divided the Internet last year Some swore it was white and gold, others were certain it was black and blue. The Lexus LC 500...
Autos
Powered by a 426 Hemi V8 7.0 litres developed specifically for the track, the car was a highly modified version of the Plymouth Road Runner. While the mechanical underpinnings of...
Autos
Lexus hopes that its new RC coupe will broaden the brand s appeal when it makes its first official public appearance at the upcoming Tokyo motor show. Described as a...