The world of personal luxury coupes exploded in the 1950s and 1960s with land yachts like the Buick Riviera, Continental Mark II, and, to a certain extent, the Jensen Interceptor. While the idea of personal luxury has effectively died, its spirit lives on in the wild Lexus LC. The aptly named Luxury Coupe exists between the world of brutal, premium sport coupes and hyper-luxe grand tourers.
This Lexus might not be as track hungry as, say, a Porsche 911, but it makes up for its lack of track performance with a hefty dose of luxury appointments on the interior and wild, striking design on the outside. This Lexus is available with a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8, and the hybrid variant replaces the screaming exhaust note with a fuel-efficient 3.5-liter V6 and electric motors. The hybrid might not be as potent as the V8, but its combined 354 hp is more than enough to hustle this 4200-pound coupe to highway speeds.
On this episode of Quick Spin, host Wesley Wren hops behind the wheel of the 2022 Lexus LC 500h, puts it through its paces, and walks you around the coupe to highlight its styling and features before giving you a guided tour of its wild interior. Wren also takes you along for a live drive review, chats with Autoweek’s Patrick Carone about this Lexus, where it stands in the market, and what kind of competition it faces. Closing the show, the two break down what makes this car special.
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