If you value scarcity, then the 2020 Lexus LC500 Inspiration Series you see here is just one of 10 in the country. And we've driven it.
It may lack the aural theatre of its V8 twin, but the LC500h still makes you look and feel like a million bucks – for a fraction of that figure.
Picture your ideal grand tour. If your name is Paul Maric, it probably involves an Aston Martin and a Californian highway. Mandy is all about Beetles, while Trent Nikolic ticked 'classic Mercedes-Benz on the Pacific Coast Highway' off the bucket list. They're all wrong, though, because the perfect grand tour involves a Lexus LC 500, the Great Ocean Road, and a date...
Even in this industry, there are those most cherished of cars. Among them, unquestionably, is the ultra-exclusive Lexus LFA Supercar, which only a handful of journalists have ever driven. So, when the opportunity came around for Alborz to push a Lexus LFA around a private test facility for the very first time, his schedule miraculously freed up and he was on a plane bound for Sydney...
The grand tradition of the grand tourer, is a practice that has been dominated by Europe for decades. Now, Japan sets its focus on the grand tourer platform with some real success in the form of the sinuous Lexus LC500.
This is the 2017 Lexus LC500. Yes, finally, a Lexus that will make any car enthusiast smile.
Lexus has a new flagship, the LC500 - and it's not like any Lexus we've seen before, except for the LFA. And it goes as good as it looks.