2018 Lexus LC 500: First Drive Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Flagship Coupe
The Lexus LC coupe design is bold and aggressive, replicating almost exactly the style of the Lexus LF-LC concept — a stunning coupe that won the EyesOn Design award for best concept when it debuted in 2012 at the Detroit Auto Show. Four years later when the production Lexus LC coupe debuted at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, it garnered two EyesOn Design awards for Production Car and Best Designed Interior. With the LC 500 (and LC 500h hybrid), Lexus brings concept car looks to the street with an aggressive yet elegant design that attracts attention.

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3 thoughts on “2018 Lexus LC 500: First Drive Review

  1. Comparing the LC500 to any Corvette is the epitome of an apples to oranges comparison. I’ve never seen GM product have the fit and finish of a basic Toyota, much less a Lexus. Even BMW and Mercedes scratches their heads on how Lexus does it. I’d say hold off and wait for the LCF, it should have a twin turbo 4.0L like the new LC500, but with boosted torque and HP (600+?).

  2. Beautiful. However, all the things you hype about it you get in a 60K Corvette. Front Mid-Engine Rear Drive 2-seater with a 50/50 weight distribution. It has a few more HP but far less torque. 0-60 is a lot slower and top speed is lower. Interior is similar but I prefer the more driver focus of the Corvette. I’m not saying it is bad. It is worth something to have a lower production car for the bit more exclusivity without having to go full exotic price. Nice competition to the Mercedes SL or Jaguar F. Been there, done that.

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