The Lexus LC 500 Sounds Fantastic Testing on the Nurburgring
And it looks just as gorgeous as we remember.
When we first saw the Lexus LC 500, we were blown away. It looked like a more-graceful, refined version of the gorgeous LF-LC concept from 2012. But it wasn’t a concept car. No, Lexus promised us the LC 500 would head to production virtually unchanged.
Expected to go on sale next year, the LC 500 uses the same 5.0-liter V8 you get in the RC F. It’s good for 467 horsepower and 389 lb.-ft. of torque, enough to hit 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds. And while the engine’s exhaust note is relatively restrained in the RC F, it appears the LC 500 won’t be so buttoned down.
As you can hear in the video below, the LC 500’s V8 sounds fantastic. In a time when even virtually everyone else uses turbocharged engines, it’s refreshing to hear a naturally aspirated V8 sing. Its might not get the world’s best fuel economy, but if that’s what you’re worried about, the hybrid LC 500h is also on the way.
Oh, and while we’re at it, have we mentioned that the LC 500 still looks gorgeous? Because it is. And don’t you forget it.