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Road & Track: The Lexus LC 500 is the “Perfect Halo Car”

Lexus LC Road & Track

Travis Okulski of Road & Track has some big praise in his review of the Lexus LC 500:

It’s as close to a concept car as you can get on the street. The front end is impossibly low, with headlights encased in what looks like titanium. On certain color LCs (read: not silver), it really stands out. The side profile is sleek, with flush, Aston Martin-like door handles and a floating roofline. Around back, the taillights disappear into the trim when they aren’t lit. When they are lit, there are layers to them, like the OLED tails in a BMW M4 GTS. You can stare at them for hours.

If you want the LC, you want a large GT car that has a free revving V8 that sounds unreal, a smooth ride, and a seriously comfortable interior. It delivers on all those things. It’s an excellent high-speed GT coupe that’s surprisingly agile in the corners.

Comments
great article, very similar to others we've seen. BTW: It does a respectable job on the track. Starting yesterday through Sunday, I've been driving mine on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road course (the F1 course), and it performs extremely well. It is faster than a number of other cars on the straight, except a couple such as 911 S and above, corvette, and a few GTS models of this and that, :), it corners respectably for a 4,250 lb car and it SOUNDS BETTER THAN MOST when it rips off downshifts when braking in corners in S+ mode. I'm going to take some POV dash videos and will post (but first must upload to YouTube). I'm in a beginner group that is essentially Drivers ED for how to drive a Performance car and get the most out of it. A lot of instruction, run by Porsche Club of America, Mid Ohio Region. We also drive on the IMS, which is an incredible track of such iconic value. WOW!
That article definitely sold some LC's for Lexus.

Taking the chance on being truly bold with the LC has really paid off in the press (and the road) for Lexus.
PeterF
great article, very similar to others we've seen. BTW: It does a respectable job on the track. Starting yesterday through Sunday, I've been driving mine on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road course (the F1 course), and it performs extremely well. It is faster than a number of other cars on the straight, except a couple such as 911 S and above, corvette, and a few GTS models of this and that; it corners respectably for a 4,250 lb car and it SOUNDS BETTER THAN MOST when it rips off downshifts when braking in corners in S+ mode. I'm going to take some POV dash videos and will post (but first must upload to YouTube). I'm in a beginner group that is essentially Drivers ED for how to drive a Performance car and get the most out of it. A lot of instruction, run by Porsche Club of America, Mid Ohio Region. We also drive on the IMS, which is an incredible track of such iconic value. WOW!
i should add that today I was faster than a number of 911s, vettes, caymans, a bunch of BMWs, maybe these drivers aren't good, but I am certainly getting better. I took some rather fun videos of the experience and more tomorrrow. I'll post. BUT the idea that the LC cannot contend on a track is not true. I am sure that getting equal ability drivers, and depending on the track, there are a number of clear track ready cars that can take the LC, but to just say that its a nice Grand Touring car, is not accurate. Today I had so much fun driving the car on the Indy motor speedway (with a good instructor) that I am beside myself :) More later
Here are some pics of my LC and me at the Indy Motor Speedway Formula 1 track. Many many drivers and fans came up to my car (parked in a Formula 1 garage I might add) saying that this was the best looking car there! I spent time reviewing the LC features and almost bragging about the Sport Performance features of my car. I had my Lexus Racing t-shirt on :), can't help sharing the Lexus Love. Experiencing Amazing with the LC 500


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I have some action shots but cannot upload here because they are too large. I have to find a program to reduce their size and it's not on this computer. More tomorrow
Peter that is awesome!!! Thanks for the pics.

I agree it is the perfect Halo car and the article hits the nail on the head.

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