Almost almost a year after its appearance in the 2016 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), Lexus Manila has successfully brought in the LC 500 sports coupe in the local market. Well we've seen it literally surfed by the Black Panther in its trailer, and we can actually lay our fingers on it now.
To start off, take time to appreciate Lexus' spindle grille with 3D mesh pattern. It goes well with the distinct LED headlamp design with L-shape daytime running lights. Its low stance further speaks about the car's true identity on every angle, even when the car is stationary.
Inside, the LC 500 celebrates both leather and Alcantara upholstery all over its cabin, such as the seats, center console, steering wheel, dashboard, and shifting knob. This touch of luxury is accentuated by metal trims scattered throughout the cockpit. Entertainment and vehicle information, on the other hand, are provided through a 10.3-inch display screen, while audio is produced from the 13 speakers surrounding the cabin.
However, the LC 500 is not just visually appealing as it is also equipped with a thunderous 5.0 naturally-aspirated V8 engine. Together with its 10-speed automatic transmission, the engine allows the car to have 467 hp and 527 Nm of torque. With all these power, the car can launch from 0 to 100 km/h at 4.5 seconds.
If you wish to own the LC 500, it retails at P8,888,000 and is now available at Lexus Manila in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.