Further leveraging the incredible rigidity of the LC's GA-L rear-wheel-drive platform and sophisticated multi-link suspension set-up, Lexus engineers have pored over chassis components to reduce weight, enhance ride comfort and sharpen handling.
The front lower control arm of the LC is now produced from 1.65kg-lighter forged aluminium to help reduce unsprung mass and - together with stronger instrument-cowl bracing - further improve steering feel.
The shape of the second front control arm has also been revised, in concert with an altered front rebound spring rate and an optimised stabiliser bar, to help further reduce the transmission of road-surface imperfections into the cabin.
Front and rear coil springs have been strengthened and the shock-absorber length for the standard Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) has been modified, with new control-software parameters providing linear response and improved control.
In particular, rear roll rigidity distribution has been revised, making it easier for the driver to feel the vehicle's posture through corners and assist with more accurate line-tracing capability.
The rear suspension further benefits from revised spring rates, a hollow stabiliser bar and 0.7kg-lighter 21-inch alloy wheels. The LC 500 also debuts a Yamaha1 developed performance damper that better absorbs twists and quells body vibrations during spirited driving.
Newly standard on LC is Active Cornering Assist (ACA), which utilises the vehicle stability control to provide subtle braking of the inside wheels during high-G cornering, helping to create a natural and neutral cornering feel for the driver.
This is replaced on the Enhancement Pack option for LC with updated Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH), which benefits from revised tuning of front and rear-wheel steering to support high-speed stability and more nimble behaviour at lower speeds.
Complementing these dynamic changes to the LC, a steering-wheel heater is now standard along with an 'easy access' front seat slide function to further aid front seat ingress and egress.
LC Coupe will also feature two new paint colours2, Carnelian and the permanent availability of Khaki Metal, and two new interior options: Flare Red with black and red trim and Manhattan Henge with black and sunset-coloured trim.