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      01-13-2021, 03:16 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 2021 Lexus LC500 Inspiration Edition [100 examples]

I have always found this vehicle absolutely gorgeous. From every angle. It also remains one of the very few Naturally aspirated V8s in a Luxury brand. Particularly a GT/Coupe. It will only be offered in Obsidian Black with a Black/Tan interior. Both suit this marvelous GT wonderfully.

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Such a gorgeous car, and I love the fact that its an NA V8 with so much character in a world of turbocharged cars.

That being said, if I were to get this car, black is far too boring of a color to show off this beauty, it needs a beautiful and sparkling bright red or blue, with a gorgeous caramel or white interior to match.
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I love the LC500 too. Such a beautiful and futuristic design and the exhaust sounds mean and loud for a GT car.
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I've seen several in town, and indeed it is a good looking car
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i love them too. Every review i've seen raves about them. toyota build quality. an interior to rival aston martin. NA V8 sound. excellent ride quality.

waiting for used prices to drop a bit more before trading the f80 in for one. you can find early examples in the 60-70k range.
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I like them, but too rich for my blood.

On a different note I recall a number of people saying how bad they dropped the ball on this one. Lexus should have made an entry level model with that new turbo V6 of theirs and do away with the LC500h that no one is buying.

I love how they never listen to the buyer and keep shoving what they think people want down our throats.
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Such a gorgeous car, and I love the fact that its an NA V8 with so much character in a world of turbocharged cars.

That being said, if I were to get this car, black is far too boring of a color to show off this beauty, it needs a beautiful and sparkling bright red or blue, with a gorgeous caramel or white interior to match.
Agreed. I love this car as well. I'm not much of a bold color guy myself, but I agree if I had this car it would have to be in something that stands out. Although a neighbor of mine has a white one with red interior, and it looks REALLY nice.
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I'm a tad bit partial to Lexus, currently driving my second. Love the LC 500 but could never allow myself to spend that much on a car. I personally have not driven one, but I've heard mixed reactions. Enthusiasts say that it's boring, non-enthusiast love it.

I'm keeping my eyes open for the rumored IS 500. I'd rather have the LC, but the IS will be half the price.
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Such a gorgeous car, and I love the fact that its an NA V8 with so much character in a world of turbocharged cars.

That being said, if I were to get this car, black is far too boring of a color to show off this beauty, it needs a beautiful and sparkling bright red or blue, with a gorgeous caramel or white interior to match.
I tend to agree with your assessment Stein. This car is downright sexy with curves allá Aston Martin. However... This particular model and this interior is lovely.
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I tend to agree with your assessment Stein. This car is downright sexy with curves allá Aston Martin. However... This particular model and this interior is lovely.
Honestly I like this car way more than any recent Aston Martin. They nailed the three aspects that Aston use to deliver on, Natural Beauty, Acoustic Charm, and Personality, now Aston is in SOS, the new Vantage in particular is heinous.
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Honestly I like this car way more than any recent Aston Martin. They nailed the three aspects that Aston use to deliver on, Natural Beauty, Acoustic Charm, and Personality, now Aston is in SOS, the new Vantage in particular is heinous.
I won't go that far LOL! The Vanquish Superleggera is in my TOP 5 Most Wanted Cars on Earth...
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Honestly I like this car way more than any recent Aston Martin. They nailed the three aspects that Aston use to deliver on, Natural Beauty, Acoustic Charm, and Personality, now Aston is in SOS, the new Vantage in particular is heinous.
I won't go that far LOL! The Vanquish Superleggera is in my TOP 5 Most Wanted Cars on Earth...
I just think Aston has lost its charm and its beauty. Not sure if they've fixed the Vantage, but the model I drove was not good in comparison to its predecessor, and the face is just over the top. They are in SOS though at least financially, hopefully their new CEO Tobias Moers (Former head of AMG) will fix the brand, but things aren't looking good for Aston at the moment.
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The LC is a real stunner and shows what Lexus is capable of. As a brand they've shown promise here and there but none of their products ever seemed as good as European models until this one.

I agree it is so beautiful it needs to be had in a loud color to really show off its beauty.
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That, to me, is the most beautiful LC500 I've seen!
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That, to me, is the most beautiful LC500 I've seen!
I'm not even a "Black Car" guy. Just look at my garage
And although, I generally prefer a brighter color on cars, somehow this particular car in black is quite stunning!
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I'm a tad bit partial to Lexus, currently driving my second. Love the LC 500 but could never allow myself to spend that much on a car. I personally have not driven one, but I've heard mixed reactions. Enthusiasts say that it's boring, non-enthusiast love it.

I'm keeping my eyes open for the rumored IS 500. I'd rather have the LC, but the IS will be half the price.
I had a chance to drive a 19 Coupe and have good but also not so great things to say about it.

I will say right off the bat, the V8 sounds amazing, especially out of the box. Very refreshing especially in this day and age. Interior quality and design is top notch. Exterior is also great and looks very special (especially in red).

The problem I have with it is that it's too expensive IMO, even used. I've been advocating that cars don't need to have crazy performance because they're becoming unusable for the streets, but I just don't think this one has enough for this price category.

Let me put it this way, I drove to the dealership in my E92 M3, and the Lexus felt no faster or more fun my car. I think it'll be a bit more doable when they are at $40k.

P.S. I'm also partial to Toyota/Lexus, I swear by their products when it comes to DD's
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I had a chance to drive a 19 Coupe and have good but also not so great things to say about it.

I will say right off the bat, the V8 sounds amazing, especially out of the box. Very refreshing especially in this day and age. Interior quality and design is top notch. Exterior is also great and looks very special (especially in red).

The problem I have with it is that it's too expensive IMO, even used. I've been advocating that cars don't need to have crazy performance because they're becoming unusable for the streets, but I just don't think this one has enough for this price category.

Let me put it this way, I drove to the dealership in my E92 M3, and the Lexus felt no faster or more fun my car. I think it'll be a bit more doable when they are at $40k.

P.S. I'm also partial to Toyota/Lexus, I swear by their products when it comes to DD's
Pretty much on point with everything that I've heard. Basically, to the driver it "feels" and sounds fast, in reality; it is not. If speed and money aren't a concern and a person wants a car that looks bad ass, without being bad ass; this is the one....or any of the new 4 banger muscle cars.
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Pretty much on point with everything that I've heard. Basically, to the driver it "feels" and sounds fast, in reality; it is not. If speed and money aren't a concern and a person wants a car that looks bad ass, without being bad ass; this is the one....or any of the new 4 banger muscle cars.
It feels the opposite of fast haha, but yes it does sound fast. If you're looking for a pure cruiser, this car gets the job done. I just don't think it's enough for what they cost.

The engine is actually really nice, and works well with an IS-F, just not sure it's OK for a car that's well over 4000 lbs. I would have loved to see something like a V8TT that was rumored for the F version of this car.
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looking nice but proportions look like it needs to be less bulky.. and Lexus please update that steering wheel.. i got the point for keep updating the same 5.0L V8.. its more technological than most of the knows but it better carries the weight in ISF it seems.. only driven LS500 so far and its back seat can compete with S class..
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I'm a tad bit partial to Lexus, currently driving my second. Love the LC 500 but could never allow myself to spend that much on a car. I personally have not driven one, but I've heard mixed reactions. Enthusiasts say that it's boring, non-enthusiast love it.

I'm keeping my eyes open for the rumored IS 500. I'd rather have the LC, but the IS will be half the price.
I've driven it twice at Lexus events, autocross course. It's a good car but their setup wasn't the best setting for it. The RCF actually drove a lot better (on an autocross course) but doesn't seem to have been a very successful car overall.

I think the whole 'enthusiasts say it's boring, non enthusiasts love it' is a good description of the car. It's quick and comfortable, nothing special in terms of handling.
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I think the whole 'enthusiasts say it's boring, non enthusiasts love it' is a good description of the car. It's quick and comfortable, nothing special in terms of handling.
But I think that's the point of the car. It's a flashy car to toss the keys to the valet on your way in to the smooshy restaurant.

I think it's drop dead gorgeous, but with no prior knowledge of the car I don't think I would have considered it to be nimble and quick (by today's standards at least). It's the ultimate GT with enough power.
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But I think that's the point of the car. It's a flashy car to toss the keys to the valet on your way in to the smooshy restaurant.

I think it's drop dead gorgeous, but with no prior knowledge of the car I don't think I would have considered it to be nimble and quick (by today's standards at least). It's the ultimate GT with enough power.
I agree. I don't think it was a good vehicle for Lexus to bring to such an event, they had GSF, ISF, RCF, and the LC500. 3 were in their element and the LC was just out of place and left everyone talking about how it doesn't drive that well when that's not really the point of the car.
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