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Automobile Magazine Review: The 2018 Lexus LC 500

Lexus LC 500 Automobile Magazine

Connor Golden has written a long and winding review of the 2018 Lexus LC 500 for Automobile Magazine — really enjoyed this:

For a brief stretch before Santa Barbara, the 101 touches the coast, providing spectacular vistas that fall right in line with the elegance of the LC 500. Out on the straight and smooth tarmac, it’s quiet and refined, showing very little of the raucous V-8 character found up on the Crest. Passengers in other cars crane their necks as I pass, likely taken aback at the Lexus badge on the rear bumper.

The Lexus’ 21.7-gallon fuel tank means I don’t have to stop for fuel until my destination, giving me peace of mind. In Cambria, I cruise around the wooded hills in search of photo spots before giving up and returning to downtown for some lunch. It was barely mid-day, and I still had some travel legs under me, so I set my sights on wine country.

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https://www.autoblog.com/photos/best-drivers-cars-2017

The LC500 is a favorite vehicle for two of the AB staff; ironically, one of them did also vote the GX as his worst of 2017 :yum
This LC looks menacing
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their conclusion is not apparently based on any logic or clear rationale. The LC beats the DB11 even though the DB11 have more than 100 ft lbs more of torque. Entertaining video though, but give me some sound logic. @ $100k less!!! HA!
it was a stupid review. It's a shame that lexus (and Toyota) is forever battling the moving goal posts and bland stereotype. All their reviews start with the same boring overused clichés. X has always been bland/boring/reliable transport...but now X has bla bla bla...
Now here's a review worth including:

The majority of the LC reviews have been very positive, more so than the LS IMO. Just a few outliers.
Autobild Germany has pitted the new Audi RS5 against the LC500.

You can read the article here. The title is "Geld oder Liebe" (yellow or love) where the LC500 is the one that is yellow:

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/audi-rs-5-lexus-lc-500-test-13304493.html

The article starts out by telling that the Audi RS5 had just lost a comparison review against the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63. Luckily they have an LC500 on hand so that the Audi can save some face.

The article continues with by describing the fancy new details of the Audi while sprinkling in some complaints about the LC (weight, you have to control seat heating using the touchpad, how a V8 is old school technology, that the door handles Jaguar, etc.)

Read a translated version if you can stomach it. I was surprised by seeing not one, but two points raised against the Audi: High price and uncomfortable ride. Autobild has become quite adventurous lately!

The conclusion is (apart from the obvious win by anything German over anything non-German) that Lexus has spent too much focus on design, and too little on weight... in their large Grand Tourer... so that it is outperformed by a lighter and more powerful car on track.

Autobild is just being its usual self.
LDeleuran
Autobild Germany has pitted the new Audi RS5 against the LC500.

You can read the article here. The title is "Geld oder Liebe" (yellow or love) where the LC500 is the one that is yellow:

http://www.autobild.de/artikel/audi-rs-5-lexus-lc-500-test-13304493.html

The article starts out by telling that the Audi RS5 had just lost a comparison review against the BMW M4 and Mercedes-AMG C 63. Luckily they have an LC500 on hand so that the Audi can save some face.

The article continues with by describing the fancy new details of the Audi while sprinkling in some complaints about the LC (weight, you have to control seat heating using the touchpad, how a V8 is old school technology, that the door handles Jaguar, etc.)

Read a translated version if you can stomach it. I was surprised by seeing not one, but two points raised against the Audi: High price and uncomfortable ride. Autobild has become quite adventurous lately!

The conclusion is (apart from the obvious win by anything German over anything non-German) that Lexus has spent too much focus on design, and too little on weight... in their large Grand Tourer... so that it is outperformed by a lighter and more powerful car on track.

Autobild is just being its usual self.

These idiots don't realize that the LC doesn't even compete in the same class of car. So if I compare a RCF vs a BMW 8-Series then it would win because it is faster, lighter and more performance oriented? They don't compete in the same class. Why don't you compare the LC vs the S-Class Coupe? The 8-Series? Or what about a flagship Audi coupe? Oh wait, they don't have one. Trash review. End of story.
LDeleuran
The conclusion is (apart from the obvious win by anything German over anything non-German) that Lexus has spent too much focus on design, and too little on weight... in their large Grand Tourer... so that it is outperformed by a lighter and more powerful car on track.

Autobild is just being its usual self.
If you said this is an article from 1930s Germany, I would have believed it. That first paragraph reads "oh, so some slacker built a disappointing auto for the Vaterland, but at least it should still be superior to a chunk of low-tech Asian metal", very insulting indeed.
That is f****** disgusting. Shame on those pieces of sh**s. I thought they were much more mature than that. I'm sorry for such profanity, but that is honestly so low. This article goes for show how shallow most European media are. It makes me more want to shove a Japanese product in their face because they cannot produce anything with soul, beautiful and damn reliable anymore. Shame on you Europeans. I know not all Europeans are like this, and no European car companies have this behavior (hopefully not, but I am aware some are sh***y like that). The only thing I can say is...... shame.
Note in the overtake test, they lock the car in gear so the LC500 had comically slow acceleration. The LC500 did 60-100 km/h (45-62mph) in a jokingly slow 4.2s in 4th gear. But Motor Trend tested number is 2.5s. And these 7th and 8th gear results: that Aisin 10spd had four freaking overdrive gears. This is plain stupidness, no manual nor computer controlled transmission overtake that way. This test is conducted specifically in a way to make naturally aspirated engines with tall gearing (which the LC500 has) look pathetically slow, and it's irrelevant in real world in any way, shape, or form. What kind of conclusion can one draw from this kind of test? That overtaking in overdrive is a bad idea?
The Aisin 10spd is designed for the turbocharged V6, which benefits from tall gearing and unfortunately degrades the experience on the NA V8.
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The difference between a Lexus owner and a Lexus "ENTHUSIAST"...:dizzy:

Stop Teasing us and roll out the REAL "LC-F"...:imp:
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Calvin Montero
The difference between a Lexus owner and a Lexus "ENTHUSIAST"...:dizzy:

Stop Teasing us and roll out the REAL "LC-F"...:imp:
Though I see you joined our group last November, I don't remember offering you a word of welcome ... so ... Welcome new member Calvin Montero!
krew
Husband & Wife Reviews the 2018 Lexus LC 500

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I really enjoyed this review. It took me back to Paul and Anita Lienert's He Drove, She Drove reviews for the Detroit News, which sadly ended just over a decade ago. But this one is longer, more detailed, and a bit more irreverent in some aspects. All fine by me.
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Automobile magazine has the LC 500 as an All Star! Here is a link to the entire list of All Stars.

http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-all-stars-winners/
Joaquin Ruhi
I really enjoyed this review. It took me back to Paul and Anita Lienert's He Drove, She Drove reviews for the Detroit News, which sadly ended just over a decade ago. But this one is longer, more detailed, and a bit more irreverent in some aspects. All fine by me.
Agree -- despite being from a daily newspaper, I found this review to be well done. Weird thing though, it was published in the NY Daily News but the reviewers both live in LA. BIG difference in driving conditions.
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My LC continues to excite whenever I see it; I also love to see all of the renderings and mods that people are doing with this car (like Mikeavelli's). The LC is a "Lexus Masterpiece" that has had such a huge impact across the spectrum of reviewers and prizes/ awards. This is such a HIT! Lexus. You have really done well in listening to the responses to the original LF-LC concept. I see many many good things in the future (hell! the present is fantastic and I'm very fortunate to own one of these cars). Love my LC! Love Lexus!

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