2024 Lexus LC 500: A Masterpiece Of Style And Performance

Lexus LC 500 Bespoke Build Package

In the realm of luxury sports coupes, the 2024 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Bespoke Build Package in Ultrasonic Blue Mica stands as an exquisite work of art. Lexus has melded impeccable design with formidable performance, resulting in a vehicle that’s not just a mode of transportation but a symphony of style and power that captivates both the eyes and the soul. The coupe stands as a true icon in the world of automotive design, boasting sensational styling that’s nothing short of mesmerizing. With its sculpted lines and aggressive stance, it’s virtually impossible to go unnoticed when behind the wheel of this masterpiece. The LC 500’s allure extends beyond aesthetics, as it offers a luxurious ride that caters to long road trips and daily commutes. Make sure to check out our LC 500 Hybrid Review.

Driving the LC 500 from Houston to Dallas Fort Worth for the Hot Wheels Legends Tour Car Show was an exhilarating experience. The sleek and powerful LC 500 proved to be the ultimate sport vessel for this road trip, making the journey fun and incredibly comfortable. As we cruised down the highways, heads were turning non-stop, from the bustling streets of Houston to the moment we pulled up to our hotel and the grand event at the car show itself. It was astonishing to witness adults and kids alike gawking at the car’s striking design and undeniable allure. The LC 500 garnered many compliments wherever we went, adding flair and excitement to our truly unforgettable trip.


The LC 500 Coupe’s exterior is a visual feast for enthusiasts. Riding on 21-inch forged black alloy wheels adorned with metallic accents, this coupe commands attention with its imposing presence on the road. The triple-beam LED headlamps cut through the darkness like a blade, providing crystal-clear illumination. Power-folding, heated outer mirrors with memory functions offer convenience and enhance safety. The pièce de résistance is the glass roof with a sunshade, allowing you to savor the open sky while cruising. And the speed-activated rear wing adds aerodynamic finesse and a dash of drama to the design. However, a more exclusive exterior paint choice that complements the interior’s blue theme would have been a nice touch, allowing buyers to fully customize their vehicle’s appearance rather than the color slate shared with other Lexus models.

Whether cruising on the highway or navigating city streets, the coupe’s plush and smooth driving experience ensures every journey is comfortable and refined. Surprisingly, this coupe also surprises with its cargo convenience. Despite its coupe classification, it provides ample space for your belongings, making it not just a performance vehicle but a practical one. Speaking of performance, the LC 500 doesn’t disappoint in that department either.


Under the hood, the LC 500 Coupe boasts a robust 5.0-liter V8 engine that roars to life with 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The power is masterfully harnessed by a 10-speed automatic transmission, ensuring seamless acceleration and thrilling responsiveness. With rear-wheel drive and Adaptive Variable Suspension, this coupe strikes a remarkable balance between comfort and sportiness, making it equally suited for spirited drives and leisurely road trips. The active sport exhaust system adds a harmonious note to every journey, perfectly complementing the car’s aggressive exterior. With performance brakes featuring aluminum calipers, you can trust in the precision of your stopping power.

Safety & Technology:

Lexus takes safety and technology seriously. The LC 500 Coupe comes equipped with the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5, featuring Lane Tracing Assist, Road Sign Assist, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Departure Alert with steering assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Panoramic View Monitor, and Intuitive Parking Assist. These advanced safety features offer peace of mind, whether tackling the highway or maneuvering into tight parking spots.


Slip into the cabin, and you’ll find a sanctuary of luxury and comfort. The leather-trimmed, heated, and ventilated power front seats, with driver’s seat memory, provide exceptional support, especially during long journeys. Dual-zone climate control ensures that drivers and passengers revel in their desired temperature. The Mark Levinson Premium Audio System envelops you in a world of high-fidelity sound. The white and blue interior, accentuated by semi-aniline leather-trimmed front seats, imparts an air of sophistication and individuality to the LC 500 Coupe’s interior ambiance.

However, a panoramic glass roof instead of a simple sunroof could enhance the cabin’s open and airy feel. It would provide an even more immersive driving experience. Also, the windshield is designed to bring in the beauty of the surroundings, and it can sometimes bring in too much heat during sunny days. Adding tint toward the roofline would be a welcome addition. This would ensure that occupants stay comfortable even when the sun is at its peak. These minor tweaks could further elevate the LC 500 Coupe’s already impressive offering, making it an even more desirable choice in the luxury sports coupe segment.


The 2024 Lexus LC 500 is an enticing fusion of style, performance, and luxury. It’s not just a car; it’s an automotive masterpiece. This 2-door work of art commands attention on the road while delivering a thrilling performance. All while pampering its occupants with comfort and advanced safety technology. While there’s room for enhancement, it remains an excellent choice for those seeking an alluring and potent grand tourer. With a starting price of $107,680.00, it presents an impressive package for its price point, making it an enticing proposition for those seeking style and substance in their automotive choice.

2024 Lexus LC 500 Rating

Exterior – 9/10

Interior – 9/10

Performance – 9/10

Value – 9/10

Overall Grade – 9/10

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2022 Lexus GX460 Black Line – Review

The Lexus GX 460 is a remarkable platform longing for renewal.

The 2022 Lexus GX460 Black Line is a testament to the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” While the model may be overdue for a restyle, particularly on the inside, it compensates with its commendable performance and suitability for road trips. Sporting a 12-year-old chassis, the GX460 might appear a tad outdated, yet it manages to carve its niche as a rugged, upscale, and capable SUV. Under the hood, the GX460 roars with a 4.6-liter V-8 engine that delivers a hearty 301 horsepower and 329 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain’s brawn translates into confident acceleration and effortless highway cruising, making it a prime choice for long-haul journeys. Its prowess extends to off-road escapades, as the GX handles diverse terrains with impressive dexterity.

Externally, the GX460 Black Line exudes a striking charisma with its black-themed exterior.

However, while the dark aesthetic adds a touch of elegance, there might be better choices for the scorching Texas heat. A design decision that prioritizes style over practicality, potentially requiring frequent cooling measures in warmer climates. Though lagging behind contemporary trends, the interior impresses. Seating up to seven passengers, the GX460 boasts impeccable craftsmanship, emphasizing luxury and ruggedness.

However, the interior’s age becomes evident, making a strong case for a revamp.

The introduction of a new 10.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system compensates for this deficiency. While not the largest in its class, this upgrade marks a significant improvement over the outdated system that plagued previous models. Dynamic versatility is the hallmark of the GX460. Its three-row configuration accommodates passengers easily and maintains a robust 4×4 capability to tackle city streets and treacherous terrains. This makes it an attractive proposition for families seeking adventure without compromising comfort.

2022 Lexus GX Rating

Exterior – 8.5/10

Interior – 8.5/10

Performance – 8/10

Value – 9/10

Overall Grade – 8.5/10


Despite its aging platform, the 2022 Lexus GX460 Black Line is a formidable contender. Its blend of raw power, off-road capability, and refined craftsmanship make it a worthy road trip companion. While it may be overdue for a design overhaul, its unique blend of style and ruggedness holds an enduring appeal. Just be mindful of its black-on-black aesthetic under the blazing Texas sun.

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Lexus LS 500 F Sport – 2022 Test Drive Review

The 2022 Lexus LS 500 F Sport is a VIP sedan.

The 2022 LS 500 F Sport is a true executive sedan. It balances comfort, luxury, and sport performance. The model we tested was a rear-wheel drive variation but is also offered with AWD and a hybrid drivetrain. The LS 500 starts at $77,075, and the model seen below has a total MSRP of $98,255.


The LS 500 has an elegant yet sporty profile. In Matador Red Mica, though, the car takes two steps back in appearance. This color did not do it for me, and it would look best in the offered greys, black, white, and even dark blue. This Red exterior has to be the least favorable color. The LS 500 has a unique front bumper and grille, 20-inch Dark Vapor Chrome alloy wheels, a rear diffuser, lower door trim, and a panoramic glass roof with the F Sport package.

Exterior Rating: 8/10


The interior is very spacious. At 6’1, there was plenty of room in the driver seat and the lounge-style rear passenger setup. The design is sleek, modern, and stylish with many great features but does not carry the wow factor compared to other luxury sedans in its class, especially pushing $100K. However, that does not mean it does not boast a brilliant interior. It features real wood interior trim, heated wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel, a heads-up display, a Mark Levinson 23-speaker audio system, and one of the crispest and clear digital mirrors I have ever seen due to the larger high-resolution display allowing for improved visibility. Passengers in the rear can experience extraordinary comfort and features to ensure a luxurious ride. There are 4 zone ventilation and a center console that controls ventilated seats and massage.

Interior Rating: 8/10


The 2022 LS 500 F Sport has a 3.5L V6 twin-turbo engine and 10-speed automatic transmission. It pushes out 416 horsepower, 62 more horsepower than its hybrid counterpart. It sounds good and feels good with a V6 under the hood, but I would like to see a V8 variant offering more raw and unhinged power to the wheels. The 0-60 time is an impressive 4.6 seconds, and you can tailor the powertrain response and feel by choosing from Eco, Comfort, Normal, Custom, Sport S, or Sport S+ modes. It has a fuel economy combined rating of 22MPG, and with my heavy foot, I managed to stay at around 21 MPG. This model I was testing had Adaptive Variable Air Suspension, which offered adjustable ride height and a smooth and graceful driving experience like you were driving on clouds.

Performance Rating: 8/10

2022 Lexus LS 500 F Sport Verdict

The LS 500 was comfortable and easy to drive. It is a great car to be chauffeured around. As 2023+ Lexus’ begin to get refreshed, I am looking forward to what the future of Lexus will bring to this popular platform. Wireless Carplay and losing the touchpad are imminent. Finally, my only negative experience with this sedan was the flat tire I got and realizing there was no spare due to the air compressor for the suspension.

Overall Rating: 8/10

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Lexus LC 500 Hybrid – 2022 Test Drive Review

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The 2022 Lexus LC 500 Hybrid is one good-looking sports car.

The 2022 LC 500 and LC 500h was released with the first-ever Bespoke Build service. This allows Lexus customers to configure their vehicles in numerous ways. Based on the Sport Package, the LC’s Bespoke Build includes Torsen limited-slip rear differential with Yamaha rear performance damper, high-performance brake pads from Mu, and Intuitive Parking Assist. In addition, you can customize the LC 500’s wheels, spoiler, roof, and exterior/interior trim and colors. For example, the carbon fiber roof and all-new Manhattanhenge interior color are exclusive to Bespoke Build.


The LC 500 has one of the best designs and aesthetics of any car I have driven. The first time it was introduced to the LC 500, I was in love with all the lines, the stance, and the overall design. The carbon rear wing and carbon fiber wing paired with the high gloss rear valance and 21 wheels make this car stand out more than it already does. The Cadmium Orange exterior may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it does give a more exotic look to the LC500. Depending on the light, the color changes from a Longhorn Orange to a deep copper.

Exterior Rating: 10/10


The Manhattanhenge interior may be an overload of orange for some, but I loved the in-your-face design complimented with black panels and silver accent pieces. If you are puzzled by the color name, it comes from a rare New York City occurrence. On two special days a year, the rising or setting sun aligns perfectly with the primary Manhattan street grid, creating a beautiful orange glow that illuminates the urban skyline. The driver seat is very cockpit-centric, similar to the Nissan Z. I am 6’1 and had no issues fitting comfortably. This car does have a back seat, but it is not functional or serves a valuable purpose as there is zero legroom.

Regarding the tech and features available, the infotainment system is outdated in the 2022 model. Lexus has upgraded for 2023+ Lexus vehicles and beyond, and I look forward to that. However, this car did not have wireless Carplay, still uses the trackback system that is no longer impressive, and a 360 camera seemed to be missing. I expected some fancy technology features and utilities unique to the 6-figure LC.

Interior Rating: 8/10


The 2022 LC 500h is equipped with a V6 hybrid system. It pushes out 354 horsepower compared to the 5.0 liter V8 delivering 471 horsepower. I would pick a V8 all day, especially when high performance and an exotic design go hand in hand. Still, the hybrid version is no slouch. Despite being heavier than the V8 variant is capable of 0-60 in 4.7 seconds. It carries a pair of electric motors and a 1.1-kWh lithium-ion battery that can provide pure electric driving under 35mph but only lasts 4 miles. The handling and the ride quality are excellent, considering the enormous 21-inch wheels, but I expect nothing less from a Lexus product.

Furthermore, my heavy foot was no match for the stated combined 29 mpg. I was only able to manage 21.5 with spirited driving. So I can only imagine I would only get 16 or less in the V8. I would love to see a fully electric version of the LC 500.

Performance Rating: 7/10

2022 Lexus LC500 Hybrid Verdict

I love the Lexus LC500, but I cannot get behind the hybrid version. The V8 is more to my taste. Nevertheless, it’s a beautiful design, and I dig this color combination. Unfortunately, this vehicle’s tech and features are already outdated since 2023+ Lexus vehicles are getting refreshed with a new Infotainment system.
I look forward to the mild changes and updates they make to this platform, which is almost a home run. Finally, I would love to see a hardtop convertible version and one that is entirely electric. The model tested has an MSRP of $118,630.

Overall Rating: 8/10


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