2020 Lexus LC 500 – Few vehicles go from concept to production car with so little loss as this Lexus LC shocking the world when it was released a couple of years ago. Now on its third model year, the LC is no less of a showstopper, which is why we’re out at Lexus of Lexington today to check out the latest 2020 model in-depth fly for the first time, of course.
Lexus LC 500 Exterior
With that, all said, let’s see if the LC is the world’s best Grand Tourer. So, starting things off with the exterior, one of the most crucial aspects of a GT is being beautiful. Which is a box the 2020 Lexus LC 500 quickly checks on Its design is just about as futuristic as it gets.
This is why if you guys remember the Black Panther movie, they did very little in the way of modifications to make the LC look like something that would be driven in a high-tech futuristic Society. The most significant component of the front is the signature Lexus spindle grille.
However, the most eye-catching part is the headlights. Honestly might have the most refreshing design in the entire auto industry with three main crystals at the top of a gray housing running down the front with a turn signal inside it, and then an arrowhead daytime running light that is Interjected right through it all.
As far as the side and back, the sexiness continues with absolutely fantastic proportions. There is a side blade cooling duct floating roof effect. And on this specific model, a contrast carbon-fiber roof In the back, you have taillights that are somehow just as cool.
As the headlights having a kind of trippy 3d perspective, look to them, which makes them look as if they go back indefinitely, and Like the front, the turn signal bleeds down on the side Along the bottom. You have two large-diameter exhaust outlets that cover up quad exhaust pipes, which pump out that glorious sound?
The other neat party trick back here is this power deploying spoiler. So overall, there is no right way of describing just how great the 2020 Lexus LC 500 looks in person. The biggest testament comes from all the people that stop by to check it out while we’re filming it. Now turning our attention to the wheels There are several great-looking options, these being the most substantial 21-inch forged contrast alloys.
The standard option is a 20-inch contrast cast aluminum rim. But you can also get optional 20-inch polished alloys if you prefer a more luxurious design, of course, you also have giant 15.7-inch 6 piston ventilated disc brakes in the front with metallic black painted calipers to match the accented pieces.
Now, as far as the last couple of annoying things, the mirrors are heated Auto-dimming and power-folding plus for 2020 blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert is also included as standard equipment. And as far as all the other safety features, the 2020 Lexus LC 500 does have the full suite of the standard just like on every Lexus.
Lexus LC 500 Interior
Let’s hop inside this gorgeous cabin so, as you would expect for the flagship Lexus model now. You do have their smart entry system as well as their latest design of crucial fob with the real metal trim along the side. You can also remove start via the application Now as far as getting inside the vehicle itself.
We do have the new flush door handles, so you can’t press the unlock on the flop or when you walk up to it? You can press in on that little knob Module there, and then they’ll pop right out, and when you do, the mirrors will also come out as well.
Go to the cabin of the 2020 Lexus LC 500, and you can see right off the bat. It makes a considerable impression of quality and luxury. Of course, you do have several stunning interior combinations. Of course, you will notice we also have Alcantara in the seats as well as on the door trim and as part of the Performance Package.
This model has Now turned over here to your door trim itself. We just said we have beautiful Alcantara all through the Middle portion of this door trim. It is color-matched, of course, to the leather this is real leather through here as well as through it there and on the top, and then we do have a beautiful actual door handle.
Of course, we do have standard through the person we are receding and to fully automatic windows. Another one of the performance package features is this real carbon fiber dorsal?
As you can see, this center console is quite large. I’ve seen many vehicles that are supposedly more practical than this have smaller storage areas than this. And of course, it has felt-lined as well. You do have two USBs, an aux jack, and a 12-volt outlet outside. But all-in-all that’s good for this type of vehicle Now as far as the shifter, this is an electronic shifter.
This is where you can do your navigation is of course standard You also notice as you move across the screen that little it does follow along with the bit of Animation that shows where you’re tracing just help you navigate the system a little bit easier than before The other main feature I want to point out is your projection.
This is where the Aqua Cora play will show up when you plug in that compatible device. So in 2019, they did add CarPlay compatibility as well as the Amazon Alexa, But you still do not have Android auto compatibility at this moment.
Lexus LC 500 Engine
Let’s go ahead on the road and see the real reason why you buy an 2020 Lexus LC 500 in the first place. We have a naturally aspirated V8 engine a five-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. Which are high numbers and of course this thing makes fantastic and absolute little sounds amazing You know, that’s something you really can’t recreate a lot of times with forced induction?
Now Lexus does also offer 500h versions of the 2020 Lexus LC 500 hybrid version; we were not going to go into a whole lot of details about it. There’s a 3.5L V6 with the audio letter eight component tree and together produces 354 horsepower. So still pretty good numbers quite a bit though behind the 500 version, and then that’s compared to a bizarre and weird transmission. That’s it’s really above my you had no grade of thinking, but it’s something that’s a 4-speed automatic CVT combination of two transfers to make one ten-speed effect transmission super complicated.
Now, these 500 versions with the V8 have it tends to be automatic. So that’s it on that our specific model does have the optional Torsion limited-slip rear differential. It can get to 0 to 60 and 4.4 seconds and then lastly for as far as your fuel economy.
What you’ll be looking at a 16 city 25 highway 19 combined all told pretty good numbers. But the reason you would pick the hybrid model is that you can have these sexy good looks and still get 27 cities 35 highway 30 combined, which is pretty. Just absolutely insane numbers for something about three hundred and 360 horsepower sports cars at the end of the day.
2020 Lexus LC 500 Price
There’s just something special about that that nothing else has. So obviously, the LC is a flagship vehicle, and as far as the pricing is concerned, it is going to carry a flagship price.
So, for the LC 500, which is the V8 powered option Which is what we have That’s going to start at ninety-two thousand nine hundred fifty dollars. And then if you want the hybrid that Drew was talking about earlier. That’s going to start at ninety-seven thousand four hundred and sixty dollars.
So, it’s going to be about a five-thousand-dollar price Premium for the hyper bottle as opposed to the regular five hundred models. Now, this particular LC has opted for pretty much every option that you can get on the regular LC five hundred. So, we do have the all-weather package for 250.
We have the optional 21-inch alloy wheels for two thousand six hundred and fifty. We have the head-up display for nine hundred the limited-slip differential for 390, the upgraded Mark Levinson thirteen speaker premium audio system for twelve hundred and twenty.
You know, if you’re going for like eight series or something like that It’s going to bring a much more expensive price tag and even stuff, it in for a couple of weeks ago and that was a six-figure price tag. So, this is an excellent value for this type of vehicle.