LEXUS LF-LC BLUE CONCEPT
Central to the concept is a suite of advanced materials and technologies, including lightweight carbon fibre and the next generation of Lexus’ industry-leading hybrid powertrain. The high-energy battery pack is designed to deliver greater power from a smaller battery than those currently used in Lexus’ range of hybrid vehicles.
The Karma’s recipe calls for sexy design stirred with a heap of sustainability. Up front there is a 260-hp, GM-supplied four-cylinder engine spinning a mighty generator. Next in line is a 20-kWh, American-made lithium-ion battery pack. Twin AC motors straddling the rear axle deliver 402 horsepower to the differential.
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Under the hood is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged inline six, punching out 320 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque. Naturally, all that power is sent to the rear tires.With the standard six-speed manual transmission it will get to 100 km/h in only 5.1 seconds, and the optional 8-speed auto knocks another couple of tenths off the sprint.
It can be operated at the press of a button at speed of up to 48 km/h, taking only 17 seconds to fold or retract. The Cascada will initially be offered with one 2.0 liter turbo diesel and two gasoline engines, including Opel’s all-new 1.6-liter SIDI Turbo ECOTEC petrol engine that produces 168 hp and 280 Nm of torque.