Automotive journalist Andrew English was one of the lucky few to drive the Lexus LC 500 during different stages of its development, and he’s written about the experience for Autoblog:
Afterward, [LC Chief Engineer] Sato and I discussed the car’s dynamics and he agreed with me on the rear steering system, but not with my thoughts on the steering being still marginally over-assisted. I told him I thought the LC was 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 wished. Sato-san looked delighted.
“What I am most happy with,” he said, “is the precision of the steering and the way the yaw builds up. There’s still a gap between where we are and where we want to be, and the rear steering requires work, but we are getting our own ‘taste’ into the car. It’s not a BMW and not Jaguar, but ours.”