Drive Wire: The Strange Powertrain Of The Lexus LC 500h
In hybrid news, Lexus has announced the powertrain for the tasty LC500H coupe they’re debuting at Geneva. Power will come from the company’s new multi-stage hybrid system, which comprises a 3.5 liter V6 and a lithium-ion battery pack for the electric motor in the 4-speed automatic transmission. Yes, you heard correctly - a 4-speed auto, which Lexus claims preserves throttle response and driving feel. Sounds a bit weird, but the whole drivetrain is claimed to produce over 350 horsepower, so we’re willing to give it a shot.
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