2018 Lexus LC 500: First Drive Review

© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience© Mike Meredith, Automotive Content Experience
Model Lineup
The Lexus LC is offered in two versions: the LC 500, powered by a 5.0-liter V8; and the LC 500h, powered by a new Multi-Stage Hybrid System that combines a 3.5-liter V6 engine with two electric motors. The LC 500 starts at $92,000 and the LC 500h at $96,510. The only visual differences between the two are the addition of the ‘h’ to the LC 500 designation on the rear panel between the taillights, with ‘500h’ highlighted in blue and small ‘Multi Stage Hybrid’ badges on the lower body sides ahead of the front wheels.

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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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