The Lexus LC 500 Luxury Coupe Hits Showrooms Next Year

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Lexus has unveiled its LC500-based race car, which is slated to compete in the 2017 Japan Super GT500 series. The car looks like an LC500 with dramatically widened fenders, large rear diffuser, and a skirts. A huge spoiler, canards, and numerous vents for downforce and also heat extraction can be found throughout the body. Of course, Lexus’s trademark spindle grille and L-shaped lights mark the front end.

Like other Super GT cars, the LC 500 wears extensively modified bodywork. While it can sometimes break up the cleaner lines of a production-spec car, all of the crazy flares and spoilers actually work the pretty well with the big Lexus’ already-extroverted styling. The trippy livery borrowed from the outgoing RC F adds to bonkers look of the car.

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LC500-based race car

The LC 500 racer boasts extensive modifications under the skin as well. Series rules call for the cars in the LC 500’s GT500 class to use 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engines, even though that is nothing like the powertrains Lexus will offer to the consumers. The road-going LC will be offered with a 5.0-liter V8, or 3.5-liter V6 hybrid powertrain in the LC 500h model.

The Lexus LC500 is most definitely the best-looking vehicle proposed to race in the next year’s 2017 Super GT series. Aggressive lines machined with boxed aero, reflective livery, swan-like rear spoiler, and black wheels all make for an aggressive-looking yet beautiful machine.

The SuperGT LC500 is expected to begin the track testing in September, while the production version, with 348kW worth of 5-litre, naturally aspirated V8 attitude, will be launched on the South African market during 2017.