2018 Lexus LC 500: First Drive Review

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Spindle Grille, Wide Fenders
Key LC coupe design elements include the signature Lexus spindle grille, a low hoodline and wide rear fenders, with a standard glass roof flanked by chrome and black C-pillars. The spindle grille has proliferated throughout the Lexus lineup — more successfully on some models than others — and it works well on the LC with a unique mesh finish. The grille is flanked by L-shaped daytime running lights and small triple LED headlights. The rear fenders flare out from the door panels with air ducts that feed into the wheel arches for aerodynamic stability. At the rear, the roofline tapers in over the fenders between sloping shoulders. The spindle shape gets repeated, and narrow taillights use mirrors to create a 3-dimensional series of L-shaped graphics.

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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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