From Concept Car to Reality: The 2017 Lexus LC 500 Coupé Stuns at Detroit Auto Show

Japanese auto manufacturers tend to be traditionalists and are often slow to make major changes to successful products. But on the first day of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Lexus threw caution to the wind by unveiling the all-new Lexus LC500, a breakthrough coupé that clearly rockets the global automotive brand into a new era. Simply put, it’s Lexus’ first radical car concept to ultimately be built for the marketplace. And it's one badass car.

Four years after the original unveiling of their LF-LC Concept, Lexus surprised the industry by announcing that engineers and designers had been tweaking the radically-sporty design to enter production for the marketplace in 2017. After years of engineering challenges that many thought would be impossible, the result stays true to the original concept’s dramatic styling with new architecture that promises enhanced performance. The new flagship product symbolizes the company’s commitment to heightened collaboration between its design and engineering teams.   

Vicki Arkoff

Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, lifestyle and autos. She also reports for Atlas Obscura, The Daily Meal, Day Spa Magazine, Lonely Planet, Prevue, Where Guestbook, Where Los Angeles Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Bing News, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, MSN, New York Daily News, Orlando Sentinel, San Diego Union-Tribune, Yahoo News...(Read More)

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