The Lexus LC 500 is a luxury sports coupe that debuted in 2017, and it has been turning heads ever since. With its sleek, aerodynamic design and powerful V8 engine, the LC 500 is a true head-turner on the road. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the design, performance, and features of the Lexus LC 500.
The Lexus LC 500 is a masterpiece of automotive design, with a sleek and athletic appearance that’s sure to catch the eye of anyone who sees it. The front of the car features the Lexus signature spindle grille or “angry shaver” as I like to call it, which is flanked by sharp LED headlights that give the car an aggressive and modern look. The car’s low, wide stance and muscular curves give it a powerful and athletic appearance, while the aerodynamic design helps to reduce wind resistance and improve fuel efficiency.
Inside the cabin, the LC 500 features a luxurious interior that’s packed with high-end features and technology. The seats are upholstered in premium leather that are supportive and comfortable. The tech stuff is handled by a 10.3-inch center screen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, on-board navigation—both of which are controlled via Lexus’ impossible-to-kill touchpad. In addition, the Lexus LC comes with Amazon Alexa, a Wi-Fi hot spot, HD Radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, voice recognition, a 12-speaker audio system, two USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, proximity keyless entry and a glass roof. A 13-speaker Mark Levinson audio system.
We particularly like the integration of the center screen, which is recessed beneath the leather-wrapped edge of the dash. While some look like an afterthought, this appears to have been included in the broader design philosophy.
Under the hood, the Lexus LC 500 is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that delivers an impressive 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that provides smooth and responsive shifting, and the car can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The car’s performance is further enhanced by a sport-tuned suspension and rear-wheel drive, which provide excellent handling and cornering ability.
The LC 500 also comes with a range of driving modes that allow you to customize the car’s performance to suit your preferences. The modes include Normal, Sport, and Sport+, which adjust the car’s throttle response, suspension, and transmission shifting to provide a more engaging driving experience.
The Lexus LC 500 is a stunningly beautiful and incredibly powerful sports coupe that’s sure to impress even the most discerning drivers. With its sleek and aerodynamic design, powerful V8 engine, and luxurious interior, the LC 500 is a true masterpiece of automotive engineering. Whether you’re looking for a thrilling driving experience or just want to turn heads on the road, the Lexus LC500 is an excellent choice.
Pricing for the LC 500 starts at $93,450. The hybrid-powered LC 500h starts at $99,450 and for those who dare to seek the extraordinary—the convertible features a meticulously designed, lightweight soft top and begins at $101,500. The LC is more expensive than a Chevrolet Corvette, more affordable than an Audi R8, and priced similarly to the BMW 8 Series, the Jaguar F-Type, and the entry-level Porsche 911.