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The Lexus LC 500, a 2+2 coupe, is the luxury brand's halo car. The 5.0-liter V8 engine is borrowed from the high-performance GS F sedan and RC F coupe, generating 471 hp.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission, enabling a claimed 0-60 mph sprint of less than 4.4 seconds. This version of the LC has enjoyable levels of performance, driving engagement, and engine/exhaust sounds. A 3.5-liter V6 hybrid version is also available, and it has several driving modes that range from a docile electric drive to a more spirited demeanor. Unlike other Toyota hybrids, the transmission mimics gear changes. Handling is agile, and the ride isn't too taxing. The controls are very unintuitive (but at least Apple CarPlay is supported). Changes for 2020 include standard blind spot warning with rear cross traffic warning.
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2018-2019
2018 Redesign Year
Lexus's new halo car is the six-figure LC 500 Coupe, a 2+2 luxury car that is likely to compete with the Mercedes-Benz S550 Coupe and BMW 650i coupe. The 5.0-liter V8 engine is borrowed from the high-performance GS F sedan and RC F coupe, generating 471 hp and 398 lb.-ft.
of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a close-ratio 10-speed automatic transmission, enabling a claimed 0 to 60 mph sprint of less than 4.5 seconds. A 3.5-liter V6 hybrid version is also available.
$78,700 - $80,725
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$69,000 - $71,150
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