NAIAS 2016: Lexus

2016 NAIAS Lexus LC 500

Lexus is continuing to look like more and more of a threat to the established Germans in the luxury segment. Now they are taking aim at the brute coupes that fill the segment like the Jaguar F-Type and Mercedes SL with the new Lexus LC 500. It is an imposing rear-wheel drive rocket with the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 out of their RC F and GS F good for 467 horsepower mated to a new 10-speed automatic. The styling is what sets this car apart and Lexus should be praised for its bravery in making a car that is angular, audacious, and beautiful.

While it looks like a concept that will never see the light of day, Lexus promises the LC 500 is a production car that will eventually go on sale. Remarkably little has changed from the initial LF-LC concept from 2012, and it is a refreshing change to see a concept car make it to production.

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