2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe
A new era ion Lexus Performance and Design
The emotional designs and high-performance models issued by Lexus in the last few years prefaced a new chapter for the brand, one that begins now with the arrival of the Lexus LC flagship performance coupe. A concept car come to life, the 2018 Lexus LC 500 combines stunning design, scintillating performance, long-distance comfort and premium craftsmanship to join an elite group of international grand touring coupes.
LC 500: High-Output V8 with Sound and Fury
The Lexus LC 500 offers a choice no other premium coupe does: the LC 500 with a high-performance V8 or LC 500h with a new-generation Multi Stage Hybrid powertrain. In both, the focus is driving excitement, with the LC 500h offering higher fuel efficiency associated with the world’s luxury hybrid leader. Upon startup, exhaling through the variable Active Exhaust, the 5-liter naturally aspirated V8 issues a clarion call to driving enthusiasts. Based on the engine in the Lexus GS F an RC F high-performance models, the LC 500 version raises the output to 471 hp and 398 lb.-ft. of peak torque. The LC 500 can sprint from zero to 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.
It’s a well-proven performance engine, with a low-mass reciprocating assembly using lightweight forged connecting rods, along with titanium intake and exhaust valves to allow a 7,300-rpm redline.
Under acceleration, the LC 500 V8 reveals its character in a continuously rising power curve, with the 471 hp developed at 7,100 rpm and the torque peak sustained from 4,800-5,600 rpm. The fast-revving V8 issues a stunning soundtrack amplified by a special resonance tube connecting the intake to the firewall, plus a standard Active Exhaust that rumbles and roars like a high-performance GT should. The driver can adjust the natural exhaust sound level via the Drive Mode Select system.
2018 Lexus LC 500 PROS:
Cabin design and interior materials are extraordinary
Effective at being both sporty and comfortable
Acceleration from the big V8 is smooth and quick
Generous list of standard features
2018 Lexus LC 500 CONS:
Touchpad controller is frustrating to use
The trunk won’t hold much cargo and interior storage space is limited
Sport seats’ aggressive bolstering will prove uncomfortable – 2 way lumber
Not as customizable as other high-end sport coupes
Aston Martin DB11
BMW 6 Series
2018 Lexus LC 500 Prices start at $92,000
Vehicle tested was optioned – $101,515.00
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