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The Lexus LF-LC started as an idea — a concept meant to showcase the seamless integration of luxury and performance that was never intended for production. Since its debut four years ago, it has garnished so much interest that Lexus had no choice but to move forward with a production version. Last week at the North American International Auto Show, the LC 500 made its anticipated debut.  Retaining as much of the concept as possible resulted in a shift of not only the engineering process, but the design ideology as well.

The LC 500 will be powered by an all-aluminum V8 that produces 467 horsepower and 389 lb.-ft. of torque. A newly developed 10-speed automatic will send power to the rear wheels and is said to be competitive with the best automatics in the market.

The interior will host a variety of features, including a driver-focused “cockpit” design, as well as the debut of the 2017 Lexus Multimedia package. The package includes a suite of safety features and a standard Pioneer sound system that was designed to enhance sound performance in the cabin.