2018 Lexus LC 500 First Drive
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2018 Lexus  | 2018 Lexus LC 500 First Drive
Powered by a 5.0-liter, quad-cam, 32-valve, all-aluminum V8, which also powers the RC F and GS F, it produces 467 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 389 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm, enough to make for a 4.5-second 0-60 time.
Power is sent to the rears via 10-speed automatic with paddle shifters.
Keep in mind that this is a rather large, two plus two coupe. It weighs in at 4,300 pounds, and is 187.4 inches long, 75.6 inches wide, and 52.9 inches high, running on a 112.9-inch wheelbase. But the proportions are good, and with more carbon fiber in the production version, weight should be reduced.
Compared to the BMW 650i, Lexus GS F, and Maserati GranTurismoa, the car was a bit soft, with over-assisted steering, but the chassis gave good feedback. Overall the LC is starting to have a clear dynamic fingerprint, with a soft but responsive turn-in and faithful tracking through a bend, but the ability to powerslide wide if the driver so wishes.

2018 Lexus LC 500 First Drive

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Covered in disguise tape, with its interior panels covered in photographer-foiling drapes and packed with monitoring equipment, this prototype for Lexus' new flagship front-engine, rear-drive coupe has its looks based on the handsome 2012 LF-LC concept designed by Tadao Mori.

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