2017 Lexus LC500

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  1. RedRyder

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    Everyone either loves or hates the signature grill, personally it's growing on me. I still don't love it, but this coupe is so gorgeous in every other way it almost doesn't even matter. Those rear wheels should be wider for those haunches though.

    Wonder if I can save $100k+ by next summer. :boink:


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    That is one sweet looking car!

    Too bad all these companies are ditching manual transmissions. They would be more enticing in my opinion of course.
     
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    Me too. I realize and fully acknowledge twin clutch paddleshift autos are faster than a manual, and that the shifts are perfect every time. But speed isn't everything, and I appreciate the challenge of getting that perfect throttle blip and satisfying downshift that follows. Maybe speed is paramount if you're at the track, but for daily street driving fun...manual still reigns supreme. I'd rather be slower and have more fun, than be faster and let the computer do everything. I just wish more people/companies realized there is still a lot of validity to that kind of mentality.

    Anyone can drive an auto, it takes a good driver to drive stick.
     
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    It sucks that the most of the people who buy these kinds of cars brand new don't share the same mentality that we do...they buy these cars as status symbols and can't be bothered to learn how to drive manual or they just dont want. Manufacturers need to cater to that market since that is their profit base. Enthusiast market....maybe not so much.

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    Exactly. Anyone can drive in a straight line fast with an automatic transmission. Perfecting the art of the manual is what really makes it skillful.
     
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    Every article I read about this car says Lexus is not building it to make a profit, that it's not about sales numbers. So one could say, well why didn't they put a manual in it then? But the idea is that it is supposed to represent the future of Lexus and its lineup, none of which will have a standard transmission obviously. So while the LC certainly emanates passion and driving excitement, it is one step short of dripping with it imo.

    But yes, always comes down to the dollar. I wish someone (with money to lose obviously lol) would start up a small car manufacturer that would build fun, affordable, sporty looking cars meant specifically for enthusiasts. They would have looks, power, manual trans, RWD, smaller focus on infotainment, and no safety/driver AIDS. Unfortunately good design is being strangled by overreaching environmental/safety regulations.
     
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    the future has the same style headlights? lame :lawl: i like how the car looks, been a fan of that huge grille style since they started with it too. i'm sure it's huge and weighs two tons though :rolleyes:
     
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    Yeah weight was a big complaint with the RC, hope they address that. Even if not, at least the distribution will be better at 52f/48r. To me the power seems a low for a potential $150k car, but the speed/acceleration figures are projecting it to be quick.

    I agree the headlights share the same overall appearance of the current ones, but I like this execution better. The sheetmetal flows around them differently, which helps.
     
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    This concept reminds me of the time when they developed the SC300 / SC400, one of my favorite coupes of all time.

    It might be a good competition w/ NSX or Ferrari 458, if it weighs less by getting more light-weight parts in CF or something.

    It's just so nice to see that the 2dr coupe imports are keep coming back.
     

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