2018 Hybrid Lexus LC 500

​Garwin Beukes - Today we look at Lexus's ride for the heroes - the 2018 Hybrid Lexus LC 500. 

This much spoken about vehicle, was the reason for numerous debates of the Black Panther movie. To aid in some more future arguments at Joe's Beer house, here are a few highlights of this sweet ride:

  • ​The performance hybrid does 0 to 100km/h In 4.7 seconds with its 3.5 litter V6 beastly motor.
  • Running on a Dual cam, four valves per cylinder, with continuously variable valve timing with intelligence. Locals will know it as VVT-i.
  • The rear wheel drive Lexus front wheel suspension is Independent, with a double-joint multi-link with forged aluminium components.
  • Transmission paired with four-speed automatic transmission and paddle shift.

Engineered for tight turns in circuit driving, the vehicle is fitted with eight-way power support are constructed with foam-injected bolsters to support the shoulders.

Combining exquisite craftsmanship with exceptional comfort, the interior features a leather-trimmed shift knob and steering wheel trimmed in hand-selected leather. Heated Alcantara sport seats for the cold days. The system also continually monitors and adjusts the heating level to maintain a set temperature. 21-inch forged alloy wheels offer a lightweight design, black-and-chrome coating and a polished finish.

Altra-compact LED headlamps for a futuristic feel. They're the thinnest LED projector headlamps in the industry. The system combines with the daytime running lights and LED cornering lamps to create an unmistakable Lexus signature.

Amazing glass roof design creates openness from the driving position. Speed-activated rear wing helps reduce lift and optimise the down-force balance for enhanced handling and control during high-speed driving. The wing extends at speeds above 50 mph and retracts at 25 mph.

Chad Wright, Lexus Brand Ambassador, encourages clients to pop in at their offices to see the real deal, or to drop him an email for any enquirees regarding thiis vehicle at lexus@pupkewitz.com.