Lexus’ new provocative, athletic, luxury flagship coupé is the product of collaboration between the brand’s Design and Engineering teams. Arriving in 2017, it will mark the beginning of a new era – and it will be well worth the wait.

The LC 500 has already been honoured with the prestigious EyesOn Design Award for best production car and best designed interior, but what makes it so special?

It could be its character, performance, agility, exhilaration or imposing stance; maybe its sharp, dynamic, refined driving experience.

Its imminent success could be a result of its expressive design with sensual, aerodynamic curves and flowing lines, sharp detailing and neat shaping.

It might be on the inside, where you can experience an engaging, seductive atmosphere in the opulent cabin, with luxury trim, racy instruments and a driver-focused layout.

Going beyond its EyesOn awards, the LC 500 will boast the Lexus Safety System +, Triple-LED Headlamps, newly developed traction-control, plus the latest infotainment system. It’s also the first Lexus to use the all-new, premium ‘GA-L’ rear-wheel drive architecture.

Under the bonnet, find the proven all-aluminium, 32-valve, 5.0-litre V8 engine, complemented by a 10-speed, single-clutch automatic gearbox - a Lexus first - which together produce 467 hp, 389 lb-ft of torque and 0 – 60mph in under 4.5 seconds. Did we mention that it’s a four-person coupé?

Keep an eye out for more news on the award-winning LC 500 at Lexus, or if you can’t wait until 2017, get in touch with your local Lancaster team to arrange a test drive in another Lexus of your choice.