Lexus unveiled the LC 500 at the Detroit auto show, an all-new model that hearkens back to its old SC 430 coupe.

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The LC 500 gets Lexus' modern styling language, including the huge spindle grille.

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Behind that grille sits a naturally-aspirated 5-liter V-8 engine, good for 467 horsepower.

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As a coupe, the LC 500 only has two doors, although the 2+2 seating means that someone might be able to squeeze into the back.

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The rear-wheel-drive format should contribute to classic sports car handling.

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A blacked-out rear pillar gives the roof a floating look, similar to that of the new Lexus RX SUV.

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The taillights show a pretty extreme look for a production car.

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What looks like rectangular exhaust tips at the rear are just fascia elements hiding four conventional round exhaust pipes.

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The arched midsection of the LC 500 gives the car an athletic look.

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Compact LED headlights allow enclosure styling that melds nicely with the car's look.

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Optional 21-inch wheels are slowed by six-piston calipers in front.

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The cabin looks encapsulated in leather, enhanced by the toffee brown color here.

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Lexus offers its latest cabin electronics in the LC 500, along with a Mark Levinson audio system.

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The drive selector for the 10-speed automatic transmission sits next to a new interface controller on the console.

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The thick steering wheel includes paddle shifters, which you can use to choose from the automatic transmission's 10 gears.

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