Lexus Reception 2016, Monterey Car Week

Photography by ©2016 Toni Avery

Lexus LF-LC Concept rear

Lexus LF-LC concept

The parties of Monterey Car Week always seem to showcase something spectacular. Whether it be the reveal of a new car, or just an excuse to get together for some great food and fun.

Lexus held a special reception where the LF-LC concept greeted guests out front and the soon to be production versions waited in back. As I’ve come to expect, Lexus always throws a great party surrounded by some of the most spectacular views and always-good food.

The centerpieces of the reception were the new LC 500 and LC 500h slated to go into production sometime next year as a 2018 model year car. Here are some specs on the 500 and 500h:

Lexus LC500

LC 500

Naturally aspirated 5.0 L V8 engine

10-speed Sport Direct Shift Transmission with Magnesium Paddle Shifter

467 HP (projected)

0-60 under 4.5 seconds (projected)

LC 500h

3.5 L engine with Lexus Hybrid Drive

Multistage Transmission with Magnesium Paddle Shifters

345 total HP (projected)

0-60 under 5 seconds (projected)

I’m certainly looking forward to seeing the LC 500 and LC 500h go into production and possibly even getting some seat time.

Lexus LF-LC Concept rear detail

Lexus LF-LC Concept mirror

Lexus LF-LC Concept wheel

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