The Lexus LC 500 Coupe Starts At $92,000

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Want a massive, comfortable, beautiful Lexus coupe with a naturally-aspirated V8? The Lexus LC 500 will cost you no less than $92,000. If you’re curious, that’s around $20,000 less than its German rivals.

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That’s the starting MSRP for the Lexus LC 500, as Lexus announced today at the Detroit Auto Show. The LC 500h, which has a twin-turbo V6 and hybrid drive, starts at a somewhat more serious $96,510.

If you’re wondering how much that is in relation to, say, a Mercedes, it’s a fair bit more affordable. A V8 S class coupe (that’s the S550) starts at $122,000 and a V8 SL550 starts at $110,800. Both of those are good cars and at least one of them is nearly as handsome as the Lexus, but that’s a huge price gulf.

And it’s the same story for the BMW M6 and the Audi, uh, RS7? I don’t know which Audi somebody would buy instead of the LC. Maybe an S8, but that’s a sedan.

Now, if Cadillac gets its act together and finally offers a big luxury coupe in this space, it should know it has some serious competition, not only in styling and comfort and V8 goodness, but also on price.

Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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nickr32
NickR32

Is it me or does the presser photo look like one of those cartoony photoshops folks did of cars early 2000s?