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2018 Lexus LC 500 is a worthy luxury flagship

The push to build more engaging cars continues at Lexus with the arrival of the stunning 2018 LC coupe in hybrid and gas-only flavors.

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Lexus engineers and designers did a great job bringing the LF-LC concept to production in the LC 500.

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The LC 500h features a new multistage hybrid system that essentially adds a four-speed shift device to work together with the continuously variable transmission to provide 10 different "gear" selections.

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The LC 500h's V6 hybrid drivetrain produces a net system output of 354 horsepower.

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Lexus says the LC 500h can hit 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.

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The LC's design borrows some styling inspiration from the LFA supercar.

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The LC 500 is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 471 horsepower, and 398 pound-feet of torque.

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For the LC 500, Lexus quotes a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds.

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The LC comes standard with 20-inch wheels, but 21-inchers are available as an option.

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Connected to the V8 engine in the LC 500 is a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.

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Lexus' signature spindle grille dresses the front of the company's new flagship coupe. Click through for a bunch more photos from Spain.

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