New 2017 Lexus LC V8 & Hybrid Is Priced Equally In The UK Starting At £76,595

Feb 17, 2017 08:10 AM EST | JP Olvido

The 2017 Lexus LC500 V8

This is a screenshot of the 2017 Lexus LC500 V8 from a video by Mike Forsythe on his YouTube channel.
(Photo : Mike Forsythe / YouTube)

Lexus has recently announced the UK pricing for its newest flagship vehicle, the 2017 LC. The vehicle comes in both V8 and hybrid models with both models surprisingly priced equally.

2017 Lexus LC V8 and Hybrid equally priced in the United Kingdom. The UK arm of the Japanese luxury brand has decided to price the V8 engine LC500 and full hybrid LC500h vehicles equally. The price for both models starts at £76,595 with over one-third of the vehicles to be shipped to the UK already pre-ordered.

The 2017 LC500 runs on a 5.0-liter V8 engine that is able to churn out 467 horsepower. It is paired with a new Aisin 10-speed automatic transmission. The full hybrid LC500h, on the other hand, can provide as much as 354 horsepower from the combined power of its hybrid powertrain which is mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

As far as acceleration is concerned, the V8 LC500 can get from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.5 seconds. Its hybrid counterpart, however, takes half a second longer to get to 60 miles per hour from 0.

The 2017 LC also comes in two packages. One can opt for the Sport or Sport+ package upon purchase.

The Sport features 21-inch forged alloys, a carbon-fiber roof replacing the glass roof, eight-way adjustable seats, and Alcantara and leather upholstery. The Sport+ package gets you everything on the Sport plus a four-wheel steering system, variable steering and retractable rear spoiler, carbon scuff plates, limited slip differential, extra Alcantara to the headlining, sun visors, and pillars.

Opting for the Sport package will jack the price of the 2017 Lexus LC up to £80,595. If one wants the Sport+ package, it takes an additional £9,300 on top of the base price of £76,595 for a total of £85,895. The new LC is now available to order with first customer deliveries and test drives.

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