A powerful, rear-wheel drive coupe that you can score as a hybrid? If it were a few years ago, who would have thought! Now however, it’s an attainable prospect thanks to the Lexus LC500h. Of course, the petrol-powered LC500 is the stock choice, and likely to be a favourite for motoring diehards given its thumping V8 engine, but the six-cylinder hybrid appeals to the studious aficionado. Most pleasingly, this is a car that looks the part as well, with meticulous geometry and a blend of carbon fibre and aluminium making it one seductive sight. Frankly, this car could well have been plucked out of the future, such is its futuristic and sleek design. Practicality falls in line behind performance in the pecking order, and with the standard model seeing a ten-speed auto transmission mated to the 5L motor and limited slip differential, that’s as much as anyone could hope for. With its low centre of gravity, the LC500 and LC500h feel finely balanced and in synchronisation with the road, no matter how much you push them. The grip and suspension setup are tuned precisely to handle all the raw energy and exuberance that comes from under the bonnet, ultimately, offering excellent feedback. Complete with exceptional ergonomics, a suave interior, and a good sprinkling of technological dexterity, the Lexus LC500 and its hybrid iteration are a surprise packet that put emotion into driving.
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