Lexus LC: First Generation

Lexus LC 500 Beats Bentley Continental Supersports in Road & Track Comparison

Lexus LC vs Bentley Continental

It’s time for the annual Road & Track Performance Car of the Year, where the 2018 Lexus LC 500 went head-to-head with the Bentley Continental Supersports:

Conspicuously wealthy appointments, private-jet pace, a hushed but not silent engine always murmuring a tantalizing tale of torque. This is the Bentley approach to performance taken to extreme. Breezing down the highway, it’s a convincing approach.

Editors consistently felt something else in the Lexus: stunned.

Voting hour was contentious. Traditionalists raised their hands in favor of the Bentley’s stodgy charm. “It does everything in the proper Bentley way—big, luxurious cruising,” Baruth argued. “They finally made it feel British, special.” Yet the majority—just barely, with design director Matt Tierney pulled in as a tiebreaker—thought the Lexus offered the R&T definition of a GT: a stylish cruiser that can still clip an apex and be steered with the throttle. Consensus may be elusive, but through the messy democracy of PCOTY, the Lexus is the winning candidate.

The LC 500 went on to finish fourth overall — Road & Track has some great writers, and the whole story is a fun read start to finish.

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I didn't realize Road and Track was still around, but really enjoyed this article. Thanks for sharing!
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The LC 500 finishes fourth overall in R&T Performance Car of the Year.
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Gecko
I didn't realize Road and Track was still around, but really enjoyed this article. Thanks for sharing!
Sassy!
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I get email notices of their top stories, got that yesterday; excellent read. The LC is a fantastic car. Can't believe that I own one of the top performance cars around, but more important is that it is a fantastic ride and sexy as all hell. Really helps me look sexy in my wife's eyes!!! LOL (she doesn't really care about cars, but I think it's my smile whenever I'm in or around the car. :)
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LC, like most Lexus vehicles, is not the best in individual categories, but does everything really well.
LC is a sweet ride, looks great and drives well. Hope the next new cars follow the pattern... I am most interested in the next RC and IS. Can't wait for them to come out.
Amazing and with the F variant it may take the overall title
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Considering the LC500 did 1:40 on that track. Since, RCF is slightly quicker than the LC500, I would reckon RCF would have done somewhere in the 1:39.xx region, which makes it fairly close to the 1:37.xx of the Alpha.

What caught my eye was the Alpha Romeo Quadrifoglio weight, which was 3822 lbs. Much has been said about the RCF weight, but RCF weighs 200 lbs more than the Alpha, which is the difference between the weight of RCF and ISF. I drove both the RCF and ISF. I could not tell from driver's seat that the RCF was heavier. Actually, RCF felt more rigid and stiff in corners.
Gecko
I didn't realize Road and Track was still around, but really enjoyed this article. Thanks for sharing!
Because they don't give out as many free subscription offers out as Motor Trend? :D
MichaelL
LC is a sweet ride, looks great and drives well. Hope the next new cars follow the pattern... I am most interested in the next RC and IS. Can't wait for them to come out.
You might have to settle in -- IS just got a refresh last year, and I would guess the RC will be next year.

(They better not update the IS any time soon, I just bought one!)

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