The 2018 Lexus LC: What the critics say
New York Daily News
Judging by the looks of its newest fourseater, Toyota’s luxury division ”wants to make sure the words ‘boring’ and ‘Lexus’ are never again used in the same sentence.” A concept car that actually made it to production, the Lexus LC rolls into showrooms as “one of the boldest-looking cars on the planet.” Fast, stylish, and luxurious, this rear-wheel-drive coupe is the “lustworthy” _ agship Lexus has alwa ys needed.
Out on the road, “nothing about the LC jumps out as bad, underdeveloped, or even awkward—and we don’t say that about too many cars.” Two power trains are available, including a 5.0-liter V-8 that generates 471 hp and “sounds fabulous.” The more ef_ cient LC 500h is a hybrid with a V-6 and “feels nearly as quick” up to about 90 mph. In both models, steering is “linear and sharp” and body roll minimal.
The LC is a heavy beast, though—more a grand tourer than a sports coupe. So “dial back a bit,” enjoy the lovely V-8, the “punchy” 10-speed transmission, and the “effortlessly cool” interior. If tested, the LC wouldn’t be able to hang with a Porsche 911 Carrera S, but it’d dust a BMW 650i. It represents a compromise—“but maybe, just for once, for the good.”