Lexus brings all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept to Detroit
12 January 2016
Lexus brought the all-wheel drive hydrogen fuel cell LF-FC flagship concept, unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2015 (earlier post), to the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit for its North American premiere.
In his speech about the newly revealed Lexus LC 500 production model, Toyota Motor Corporation President and Lexus Chief Branding Officer Akio Toyoda said that the company is committed to having a fuel cell car in the Lexus lineup around 2020.
The LC 500, derived from the LF-LC concept, is powered by a proven, high-revving 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 that is also found in the RC F and GS F. The all-aluminum, 32-valve V8’s output targets 467 hp and 389 lb-ft of torque. The new engine is built for durability with lightweight, high-strength forged connecting rods and titanium valves that allow the engine to flourish at high rpm.