40+ Minutes Of POV Drive Should Make You Want A Lexus LC 500

There are plenty reviews of the Lexus LC 500 out there, but not many of them let you experience it on the road from the driver’s seat.

However, the one posted by WindingRoadMagazine does just that, but you won’t get to hear the sound of the V8 engine that much, because it’s sprinkled with some pointers.

Now, before moving on to the actual video that’s 42 minutes long, we will remind you that the LC 500, is offered from $92,000 on our shores.

It’s powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that drives the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. Output stands at 467 horses and 389 pound-feet (527Nm) of torque, allowing the LC 500 to reach 60mph (96km/h) in just 4.4 seconds before topping out at 168mph (270km/h).

Its hybrid counterpart is a bit slower, needing 4.7sec from 0 to 60mph (96km/h), and going up to 155mph (250km/h). It uses a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and an electric motor, fed by a lithium-ion battery pack, to produce 354hp, and can be had from $96,510.

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  • badcyclist

    Two minutes certainly didn’t do anything to convince me– that was all I could take. Also, remembering what the car looks like on the outside is reason enough to pass.

  • That’s just plain weird

    How weird would it look to see a guy with a go pro strapped to his forehead driving along happily talking to himself……

  • pcurve

    I couldn’t hear anything because he kept talking…

  • Craig

    I think it’s a beautiful looking car. But a rumbling, noisy engine doesn’t suit it very well. It should as silent as possible.

  • Wanted one loooong before this video came about

  • salamOOn

    i want it since the first time i saw it….”Concept material” in serial production….

  • SteersUright

    In the name of MPG, too many sports cars are coming out with way too long gear ratio’s. Regular Porsche models (I haven’t driven GT models) are especially guilty of it and it robs a good amount of the joy out of the driving experience. 2nd gear in my Cayman hits like almost 90mph or something, its totally ridiculous. This Lexus seems the same. I wish they’d at least offer a shorter final drive ratio as a dealer installed option or something, like the Mustang does though the problem with that is that it messes with your final “overdrive” gear too which is the only gear that should be a tall gear, for a quiet highway ride on long distance trips.
    Anyhow, this Lexus is a very cool GT, but something is lacking for me. The engine is overshadowed by the cars bulk and thus not a well suited application, since torque does more for a heavy sports car than hp. This engine needed turbos and 600hp for this application while the n.a. version installed here, deserves its own, bespoke, lightweight sports car chassis already. For my $100k, I’d certainly test drive this but dont feel confident that this is what I would buy.

  • BlackPegasus

    Beautiful machine.

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