Lexus’s LC luxury coupe will feature as the star of the carmaker’s stand at the Goodwood Festival of Speed as it marks the official start to UK sales on July 1.
The all-new model will be prominently displayed on the Lexus stand from June 29 to July 2, and will take part in demonstration runs up the famous hill course as part of the festival’s “First Glance” programme for forthcoming prestige cars.
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The LC is available with two powertrains: a V8-powered petrol LC 500 equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission and a full petrol-electric hybrid LC 500h. The former will be taking on the notorious hill climb.
The hybrid benefits from the new Lexus Multi-Stage Hybrid System, which the car maker claims delivers multiple benefits in terms of performance and an enhanced driving experience, including higher torque and more direct, linear acceleration from the start-off.
In keeping with the LC’s sporting heritage, the new models are being built in Lexus’s newly transformed Motomachi plant in Japan that was formerly home to the LFA supercar.
All LC cars on the Lexus stand will be in impressive Sport Plus trim, meaning they are finished in carbon-fibre detailing and Alcantara cabin upholstery with headlining 21-inch forged alloy wheels. They will also boast an advanced handling pack that includes four-wheel steering, variable gear ratio steering and a limited slip differential.
Lexus is a principal sponsor of this year’s festival and its static display will also feature F Sport versions of its RX and NX SUV models, plus the svelte RC F performance coupe.
By Rebecca Chaplin