Here we have a real beast of a Coupe, a real stunner. Reminds me a bit of an Aston Martin from the back. The rear wheel drive 2018 Lexus LC 500 auto is packing a 5 litre V8 engine that produces an impressive 471 BHP. It can reach 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 160+ MPH. Rockets like this are definitely not for the faint hearted.
Apparently, the inside of the car, interior, dashboard etc is amazing. The Mark Levinson sound system that’s in this car is widely praised as being outstanding. The sound system has a total of 12 speakers. And for a sports Coupe that can seat 4 people, it’s surprisingly comfortable, or so they tell me anyway.
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I wasn’t lucky enough to sit inside, or even worse, take it out for a test drive. But I did manage to take some quick pictures. Apologies for the sun glare, it was a very sunny day. What’s the price? Well, if you take a browse on Autotrader UK, You’ll see they are priced up from between £65,000 – £80,000 depending on spec + extras and year (2017 or 2018). Of course, finance packages are available. I did hear from a few people in the know that there was a slight niggle with the LC 500, and that is with brake squeal.
As annoying, and somewhat embarrassing as that type of issue can be, it’s a much better problem to have than some of the other costly issues I can think of. Especially with a high-end sports car like this. However, with such an expensive car, it shouldn’t really be happening at all, and Lexus should probably offer a free or cheap fix for owners who are currently experiencing the brake squealing.
Also worth noting, however I’m not exactly sure how widespread this problem is, or how many vehicles are potentially affected, is some talk about a recall on the fuel injection system. But other than that, what an amazing car. And rest assured, if you are thinking of buying one, it does come with a standard 4 year warranty (or 50,000 miles).