– Detroit, Michigan

So often Lexus gets pigeonholed as the boring brand for non-enthusiasts. That’s a reflection of how well Lexus makes quiet, comfortable luxury machines. But in recent years, Lexus has made big strides to appease enthusiast shoppers, first with the RC F and GS F, and now with the LC 500.

A striking coupe with classic sports-car proportions and a big V8 under the hood, the LC 500 takes aim at near-six-figure machines from Europe – everything from Porsche to BMW to Mercedes is in the crosshairs. Lexus comes to the fight armed with a fabulous interior, trick parts like a 10-speed automatic transmission, and even carbon fiber bodywork.

Of course, there’s more to any sports car than just the spec chart. How does it sound, how does it feel, and most important of all, how does it make you feel? Find out whether the coupe hits its mark as we examine the 2018 Lexus LC 500 in our latest Why Buy?

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Engine 5.0-Liter V8
Output 471 Horsepower / 398 Pound-Feet
Transmission 10-Speed Automatic
Efficiency 16 City / 26 Highway / 19 Combined
As-Tested Price $105,470
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