Lexus LC 500 – The conceptual grand tourer, made real


Have you ever driven a concept car? That’s what it feels like I’m doing behind the wheel of the Lexus LC 500.
Everyone stares. Everyone points. Everyone soaks it in. Then I downshift, mat the throttle, and the 5.0-liter V8 creates a sonic thrill. A total of 471 horsepower is released along with furious noise and …decent forward motivation.
Most outlets that test with instruments say the LC 500 will dash from 0-60 mph in around 4.5 seconds. Proper enough for a Grand Tourer, but the inside of the car brings it to another level. It’s comfortable, future styled, and legitimately Lexus.
If the LC 500 will lead the brand forward both design and performance wise, then Lexus has its compass locked in and the automaker is moving in a wonderful direction.
[Disclaimer: Lexus tossed us the keys to the LC 500 for a week, and included a tank of fuel. I wrote about how I mussed up the roof and I still feel like crap about it.]

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