Having made its UK debut earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and appearing in a ground-breaking film-making project, it was about time the press got their hands on the all-new Lexus LC 500.
At the recent world launch of the new Lexus LC in Seville, Spain, UK journalists lined up for the first independent road tests of the LC 500 and LC 500h. And now we’ve gathered up some direct quotes taken from their reviews below.
“A high performance grand tourer is not the most obvious place to find the usually languid combination of a hybrid engine and CVT automatic gearbox. But Lexus has persevered with both over the years, so it’s no real surprise to see them on offer in the stunning new LC 500h. But with a twist.” Steve Fowler, Auto Express. Click here to read the full Auto Express review.
“The LC feels alive in a way no Lexus bar the LFA has before.” Jim Holder, Autocar. Click here to read the full Autocar review.
“It’s a Lexus with a sweet dynamic chassis, thrilling V8 drivetrain and a dashing design. Akio Toyoda won’t be subjected to laughter when discussing the LC, although his conversation partners will still be smiling – this time for all the right reasons.” Phil McNamara, CAR. Click here to read the full CAR review.
“Here’s the good news: the LC500 is really rather good – in a grand tourer rather than 911 kind of way. And Lexus clearly knows it, letting us loose on the Circuito Monteblanco in southern Spain.” Steve Fowler, Evo. Click here to read the full Evo review.
“The result is really rather special - partly because it is surprising to discover a Lexus can be so absorbing, but mostly because it is simply bloody good.” Pistonheads. Click here to read the full Pistonheads review.
“Quite simply, it’s the boldest, most outrageous thing to come from the maker of posh Toyotas since they turned our knees to jelly with the LFA supercar in 2010.” Top Gear. Click here to read the full Top Gear review.
To find out more about the Lexus LC go to: http://www.rmbauto.co.uk/lexus/new-vehicles/lc-500/