Lexus LC 500h 3.5 Sport 2dr Auto [Mark Levinson] Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
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RRP £89,750What Car? Target Price£87,328
Review

The Lexus LC has stunning looks inside and out, with an exquisitely built interior. Of the two versions available, the LC 500 V8 is the obvious pick, thanks to its thunderous engine and more agile handling. The hybrid LC 500h doesn’t offer enough of a financial incentive to make it the pick of the range, and doesn’t offer as much driving excitement, either. Overall, though, the LC doesn’t have the satisfying crispness of handling on offer from the best sports cars, nor the beautifully cosseting ride of the best grand tourers.

For our money, Sport trim’s sports front seats, part-Alcantara upholstery, carbonfibre-reinforced plastic roof and 21in forged alloy wheels seem only a modest gain for the extra money required. We’d stick with the entry-level trim.

The V6 hybrid offers lower fuel bills than the V8, but it comes at the price of pace and drama. With almost nothing to separate the two by list price, the V8 makes more sense as it is superior in every department aside from fuel economy.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats4
0-62 MPH5 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

172

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

184

g/km

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