Lexus LC 500

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This will be Lexus's new, more affordable high performance sports car. Unlike the Lexus LFA supercar, which cost well over $400,000, prices for the LC 500 are expected to start at under $100,000. It's powered by a 467-horsepower 5.0-liter V8. It marks a new attention to excitement and performance in Lexus cars, said Mark Templin, head of Lexus USA. Much of the engineering in this car will be shared with Lexus's other rear-wheel-drive cars, he said, while the brand's front-wheel-drive cars will also become more engaging.

First published January 12, 2016: 3:44 PM ET