2023 Lexus LC 500 and LC 500h get updated suspension system
Lexus is making a handful of modifications to the LC for the 2023 mannequin yr. Once more provided as a coupe and as a convertible, the agency’s vary topper will get an up to date suspension system and a brand new paint colour, amongst different modifications, and it prices barely greater than the 2022 mannequin.
Probably the most vital modifications for 2023 are invisible to the bare eye. Lexus notes its engineers optimized the entrance and rear suspension to “improve floor contact really feel, linear steering response, and steering effectiveness within the excessive cornering G vary.” Whereas the LC is extra of a grand tourer than a track-ready sports activities automobile, these updates ought to make it extra participating to drive on a twisty street than the 2022 mannequin.
Consumers who prioritize dealing with can order an optionally available Sport Package deal that bundles a limited-slip differential, Yamaha efficiency dampers, efficiency brake pads, and Alcantara upholstery. Whereas the bundle is not new, it features 21-inch solid alloy wheels for 2023. The one different visible change is a brand new colour referred to as Cloudburst Grey that Lexus fees $500 for. It bumps the variety of obtainable colours as much as 9.
Lastly, each 2023 LC provides a 10-year subscription to the corporate’s related providers. The drop-top LC additionally advantages from these updates, and it receives a lighter smooth high in addition to an optionally available characteristic referred to as Local weather Concierge that provides just a few weeks to convertible season by conserving every passenger’s higher physique heat. The perform may even direct heat or chilly air to the again of the driving force’s arms.
Lexus will not be making mechanical modifications to the LC for 2023. Energy for the LC 500 comes from a naturally-aspirated, 5.0-liter V8 rated at 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. It spins the rear wheels by way of a 10-speed automated transmission, and it sends the coupe from zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds. Whereas that is the LC Convertible’s solely engine choice, the coupe can be provided with a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain constructed round a 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 and rated at 354 horsepower. It shifts by way of each a CVT and a four-speed automated.
The brand new mannequin yr additionally brings a small value enhance: the LC now begins at $94,600 together with a $1,150 vacation spot cost.
Pricing for the complete vary is as follows:
- LC 500: $94,600 ($475 greater than in 2022)
- LC 500h: $100,600 ($475 greater than in 2022)
- LC 500 Convertible: $102,650 ($475 greater than in 2022)
On sale now, the 2023 Lexus LC will start arriving on seller heaps in November 2022.