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Lexus LC (Z100)

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Product Overview

Lexus LC (chassis code Z100) is a mid-size luxury coupe in production from 2017. It is available with a range of V6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.5 to 5.0 liters.
The most gorgeous car to have come out of Japan in the last two decades, the Lexus LC is the crown jewel of ICE engineering. It comes with the final iteration of Toyota's naturally-aspirated 2UR-GSE V8 engine in the LC500 form (the one to get) and wraps it in an honest RWD platform.
Unfortunately, the bureaucrats took a dump on it with the Euro 6d nonsense in an attempt to sabotage ICE vehicles. This resulted in the addition of petrol particulate filter that distorts the exhaust note and lowered the engine output.
The hybrid version is for the woke and won't become the collectible that the V8 will, very soon.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Lexus LC comes with multi-link suspensions at all four corners. This provides the best cornering performance and tunability.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 98%
Pros
  • The best styling from Japan
  • Wonderful N/A V8 engine
  • Amazing interior
  • Competitive pricing
  • Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive
  • Superb suspension setup
Cons
  • Euro 6d nonsense
  • Hybrid nonsense is more available

What external reviewers found

External score 69%
Pros
  • Superb infotainment system
  • Impressive handling
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Gorgeous design
  • Superb looks
Cons
  • Poor infotainment
  • Lack of practicality
  • Lacklustre infotainment system
  • Lacklustre powertrain
  • Lacklustre infotainment
  • Lack of Android Auto

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Specifications

Variants shown:
LC 500 Euro6d
LC 500
LC 500h
LC 500h Euro6d

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External Reviews

autocar[1]

Reviewer score 59% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autocar have found:
This limited-run special edition stands out even more than the standard car thanks to an exclusive dark green paint colour (Lexus calls it Terrane Khaki) The interior also gets a full retrim in tan leather and Alcantara to add a more luxurious feel. The chassis and powertrain remain untouched, with a free-breathing 5.0-litre V8 sending 467bhp exclusively to the rear wheels via a 10-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.
Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Impressive handling
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Lacklustre infotainment system
  • Fidgety suspension

autoexpress[2]

Reviewer score 68% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from autoexpress have found:
There are two versions of the Lexus LC on sale: the LC 500 and LC 500h. Both feature a traditional front engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. Prices start from around £76,500, and the V8 and hybrid models cost the same. As the LC is a halo model (in some ways it's a higher volume replacement for the LFA supercar), it's very well equipped.
Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Stylish looks
Cons
  • Lack of practicality
  • Lacklustre infotainment

carmagazine[3]

Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carmagazine have found:
The LC500 runs an old-school V8: generous 5.0 litres of displacement, no turbocharging, and kicking out 470bhp and 398lb ft of torque. It's mated to the world's first 10-speed automatic transmission, which sounds like a recipe for more shifting up and down than a Mariah Carey aria. At motorway speeds, the cockpit is incredibly serene, the faintest interference being a trace of wind noise. Mid-corner bumps are suavely brushed off by the stiff, multi-link rear suspension.
Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Gorgeous design
Cons
  • Lacklustre rear-drive
  • No turbocharging

carwow[4]

Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from carwow have found:
The Lexus LC is the sort of car that satisfies your eyes, ears and backside. It looks sensational, it sounds like someone's stuck a NASCAR engine into it, and it performs like a fleeing hare. Its high-quality materials and original design mean it feels a cut above even classy alternatives such as the Mercedes-AMG C63 and Audi RS5. While it looks great, the LC500's unconventional dashboard layout can make it a pain to use.
Pros
  • Svelte looks
  • Lots of safety kit
Cons
  • Fiddly infotainment system
  • Lack of grunt

cnet[5]

Reviewer score 68% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from cnet have found:
The 2019 Lexus LC rides a fine line between sports coupe and grand tourer. There's an EV mode that attempts to maximize electric-only operation, but its small battery means the function only works for a few miles at a time. Activating the heated and ventilated seats requires a multi-click trip through Remote Touch Land.
Pros
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons
  • Poor infotainment
  • Lack of Android Auto

topgear[6]

Reviewer score 75% (normalized by Neofiliac)
Reviewers from topgear have found:
The 5.0-litre manages just 24mpg and 273g/km, but then it does 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds, 168mph flat out. A proper muscle car mentality is required – the power isn't just there to sling you down the straight, it's there to helpsteer. The steering wheel itself has that modern trait of lacking in feel, but makesup for it with a super-quick rack. Even a sub-6ft tall driver will leave approximately zero legroom behind them.
Pros
  • Big, bold and fun to drive
  • Powerful V8
Cons
  • Lacklustre fuel economy

References

  1. ^ Lexus LC 500 Limited Edition 2020 UK review. [autocar].
  2. ^ Lexus LC review. [autoexpress].
  3. ^ Lexus LC500 review: meet the slickest Lexus this side of the LFA. [carmagazine].
  4. ^ Lexus LC Review. [carwow].
  5. ^ 2019 Lexus LC 500h review: Take 'er easy. [cnet].
  6. ^ Lexus LC. [topgear].

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