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2023 Lexus LC Lineup Gets Re-tuned Suspension and Lightweight Soft Top on Convertible

2023 Lexus LC Lineup Gets Re-tuned Suspension and Lightweight Soft Top on Convertible

The Lexus LC lineup continues to improve over the years as the company has announced a handful of updates for 2023.

Starting with the coupe, the LC embraces the new Lexus Driving Signature with a number of suspension improvements. The company did not go into details, but noted: “The front and rear suspension settings have been optimized to improve ground contact feel, linear steering response and steering effectiveness in the high G-range cornering.”

The Sports package has also been updated, as it now includes 21-inch forged wheels with a polished finish contrasting with gloss black accents. However, the package stands out more with the addition of performance brake pads, a limited-slip differential and Alcantara-trimmed seats.

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The 2023 Lexus LC Convertible will get suspension improvements that provide “more agile…handling and a sharper driver-vehicle connection.” The model also gets a new lightweight soft top, but Lexus didn’t say much about it.

Both models also receive a new Cloudburst Gray paint finish and feature a familiar 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 471 hp (351 kW/478 hp) and 398 lb-ft (539 Nm) of torque. It is mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission, which accelerates the LC from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds.

Coupe buyers can also get a hybridized powertrain consisting of a 3.5-liter V6, two electric motors and a lightweight lithium-ion battery. This setup gives the car a combined power output of 354 hp (264 kW/359 PS) and a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) time of 4.7 seconds.

The 2023 Lexus LC range will arrive at US dealers in November, and the coupe starts at $94,600 and rises to $100,600 for the hybrid variant. The convertible is offered exclusively with V8 power and starts at $102,650.

Note: Prices include a $1,150 destination fee

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