Lexus has something brand-new on the market. The 2018 Lexus LC 500 isn’t just unique, it’s elite — and it has all you can expect from the luxurious and reliable Lexus brand. Check out this quick look at what Lexus’ all-new luxury coupe has to offer.
If you’re familiar with Lexus, you know it’s not just about the horsepower — although it can be hard not to appreciate 471 horses. The Lexus feel and how it drives is really what stands out. The LC 500 certainly delivers a unique driving experience. It boasts a new double-joint multilink suspension that take corners exceptionally well.
The LC 500 design team deserves a lot of credit. The striking style stands out — and we have to say, Lexus hit the design out of the park. There are some nice features, including 20-inch alloys, dimensional taillamps and triple-projector LEDs up front. An option to consider is the available speed-activated rear wing.
Inside the LC 500 is a 10.3-in split screen offering a lot of technology. The voice command system works well and responds well to inputs. For example, if you were to say "It’s too hot in here," the temperature would automatically lower by 4 degrees. Special touches like this really do go a long way.
The engine in the LC 500 is the most powerful V8 Lexus has ever built. Zero to 60 comes in a quick flash of 4.4 seconds. Inside, there’s an LFA-inspired digital 8.0-in meter that shows you road speed and performance information. The 5.0-liter V8 has an all-new and very responsive 10-speed direct-shift automatic transmission.
5.4 Cubic Feet of Cargo Space
Do keep in mind the LC 500’s cargo space is very limited. The trunk space is pretty small, checking in at 5.4 cu ft. So if space is a top priority, be sure to consider the LC 500’s space on your test spin.
Are you in search of a legitimate world-class luxury coupe? The 2018 Lexus LC 500 is one-of-a-kind. If you’re in the market, be sure to put the LC 500 at the top of your test-drive list.