Super nice car under full factory warranty.
This is the 2022 Lexus LC 500 and in my opinion, is one of the best-looking cars on the road today. It’s also one of my all-time favorite cars due to what’s under the hood, more on that later since I’m going to review this car today and we’ll discover what’s new for 2022 that makes this car the ultimate Grand Tourer of all time.
The Lexus LC500 is a rolling piece of art, I mean look at it, nobody else in this price bracket makes a car that looks this good for twice the price. The LC debuted in 2016 and it shares a platform with the LS sedan but it’s far better looking and has been wowing us ever since. Some of the design elements are simply breathtaking, this car is strikingly beautiful.
For 2022 Lexus has introduced the first-ever LC 500 Bespoke Build ($4,150) which allows buyers to customize their unique vehicle. The LC Bespoke Build is based on the Sport Package, which includes a Torsen limited-slip rear differential with Yamaha rear performance damper, high mu performance brake pads, and Intuitive Parking Assist. The all-weather package includes a heated steering wheel is also standard.
My tester came with Manhattanhenge Alcantara ($3,600), named after when the setting sun perfectly aligns with the west-facing streets of New York City’s Manhattan borough. I think it goes perfectly with the Nori Green Pearl exterior. My tester also had a carbon fiber roof for an additional ($2,400) which does help to keep the weight down since this LC weighs in at $4,500 lbs.
Additional options that were selected included a Carbon Air Wing Spoiler ($2,750), Head-Up Display ($900), Mark Levinson 13-Speaker surround sound system ($1,220), and Carbon Fiber Scuff Plates ($600). Including the destination charge of ($1,075), the total price is $109,745.
Lexus has made enhancements to the vehicle’s dynamic handling characteristics. Front and rear suspension settings have been optimized to enhance ground contact feel, a more linear steering response, and steering effectiveness in high-speed cornering.
There is an available LC 500 sport package without resorting to Bespoke Build that includes numerous performance upgrades, including the aforementioned Torsen limited-slip rear differential with Yamaha performance damper, performance brake pads, and Alcantara-trimmed seats.
Under the hood
The beating heart of this car is Lexus’s high-performance naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8, which puts out 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque and is paired only with a quick-shifting- 10-speed automatic transmission.
From a standstill, it takes 4.4 seconds to reach sixty, which is not as fast as its competition (Porsche 911 BMW 8 series) but its exhaust is ferocious and it revs to 7,100 rpm.
Natural aspiration especially for V8 engines is rapidly dying out and only a selection of cars are for sale in 2022. These include the Chevrolet Corvette, Ford Mustang GT, Genesis G90, Dodge Challenger/Charger, Lexus RC F, Chevrolet Camaro, Lexus IS 500, and Chrysler 300.
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