The 2018 Lexus LC 500 Already Sounds Better Than A BMW

Do we know if the upcoming Lexus LC 500 drives better than a BMW M car? No. Do we know if it rides better than a BMW M car? No. Do we know if it sounds better than a BMW M car? Hell yes we do.

There are at least good reasons to be excited for the LC 500. The first is that it looks exactly like its concept car. The second is that it gets Lexus’ 5.0 liter naturally-aspirated V8. It might not be a particularly torquey engine, but it sounds snorty and I like it.

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Listen to this thing tear by in comparison to a couple BMWs, an M4 included. The BMWs sound like nothing. The Lexus sounds like power.

I can’t wait for this thing to be thirty years old and at my local drift track.

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