The Lexus LC Coupe has finally been launched in the UAE and not only is it beautiful but it is filled with cutting-edge technology that is typical of Lexus.
The LC Coupe was unveiled during a private event in Dubai and there is no doubt that we will see hoards of these beautiful machines flooding the streets with its drop dead gorgeous looks and performance power unit options.
The petrol engine edition churns out a massive 468 bhp from a growling, but sophisticated, V8 mounted up front through a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The high number of gears ensures that the power is always available and most importantly, always manageable. It provides the driver with a steady application of power so there are no nasty surprises when that right foot hits the floor. To further aid driveability the power is sent to the rear wheels through the same advanced rear differential that was fitted to the LFA supercar.
The eco-friendly hybrid version of the LC Coupe comes with a 295 bhp V6 coupled with a 59 bhp electric motor. While you can expect lower performance figures from the hybrid version of the LC Coupe, the benefits of the multistage hybrid system are more than enough to overcome these shortcomings.
When at highway cruising speeds (140 kph) the system stops the engine from driving the wheels and leaves that to the electric motor. The engine is then turned into a giant generator to charge the electric motor which results in far greater fuel efficiency.
As expected of any Lexus, the interior of the car is filled to the brim with luxurious touches and gadgets that make the driving experience as pleasant as possible. The seats are trimmed with leather and interior features include a Mark Levinson 13 speaker Sound System, a 10.3-inch TFT touchscreen for multimedia and GPS control, Bluetooth connectivity and Lexus’s System + which includes adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind spot mirrors and collision detection.
Prices range from 395,000 AED for the base “Touring” model and top out at 450,000 AED for the maxed out “Carbon Spec”.