2017 Lexus LC500 review

In the cut-throat world of automotive design, the ability to see a concept model through to production virtually unchanged is akin to the Holy Grail – something the all-new Lexus LC500 has just pulled off.

The LC500 was a celebrated showstopper at this year’s North American International Auto Show, but the sleek, low-slung coupe was based on Lexus’ LF-LC, a show car that was first unveiled in 2012 and seen as a window into the future of design at Japan’s foremost luxury carmaker.

The push for Lexus to create more exciting designs has come from none other than Akio Toyoda, President and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation, who had been openly critical of the brand for producing cars “which are well made but boring to drive”.

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