The Lexus LC 500, available in coupe and new-for-2021 convertible body styles, is the luxury brand's halo car.
The 5.0-liter V8 engine generates 471 hp, and it feels muscular and sounds melodious.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission.
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.
Handling is agile, and the ride isn't too taxing.
Interior quality is top-notch.
The controls are very unintuitive, including the concealed opening and closing controls for the convertible soft top, but at least operating the roof can be done on the go, up to about 30 mph.
The token rear seat is good for purse or poodle.
FCW, AEB, and BSW are standard.