Lexus Represented at the 2017 WAPA Rally With 2 Fabulous Cars!
The Washington Automotive Press Association hosts an annual car rally in October and it’s the event for auto journalists to experience fabulous new cars. This year there were 55 cars available to test drive ranging from the smallest green vehicle to a super car (the Acura NSX). This year’s event was held in Kent Island, Maryland and was a great event for journalists and car fans alike.
My nephew joined me and taught me a few things about today’s cars and automotive technology (lol). He warned me that the Lexus LC500 and the LS500 were phenomenal but I must admit, I didn’t believe him (lol). He was 1000% right. Lexus has stepped up their game and that relentless pursuit of perfection has been achieved.
Let’s Start with the Fabulous Sports Car the LC500!
There’s been a lot of whispering about this hot new sports car from Lexus but I had never seen one in person. All that changed at the rally and let me tell you, it was well worth the wait.
It’s a strikingly beautiful sports car. The exterior is sleek and sexy with a little aggressive styling up front. It’s a head turner for sure. The interior really impressed me. It’s a mix of leather and suede that reaffirms it’s a luxury sports car. This one had a beautiful red leather & suede interior with black leather trim. #Fabulous
The LC500 has all the technology and features you would want and expect from Lexus. Some of our favorite technology/features included: heads-up display, heated steering wheel (our winter fav lol), windshield de-icer, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert. The audio system is the famed Mark Levinson premium surround audio system with 13 speakers.
It also comes with the Lexus Safety System. A few of our favorite features from this system are the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, smart stop technology and all speed dynamic radar cruise control. Beauty + safety = a winning combination.
This beauty has everything you want in a sports car. It’s impressive and I feel Lexus outdid themselves on this model. Imagine pulling up to a special event in this beauty.
So, you’re probably wondering what will this little hot number set you back. Well if you want the one pictured, it will set you back a cool $105,614.00 (including the $995.00 delivery/destination fee).
Price tested: $105,614.00 (base starts @ $92,000 | Annual fuel cost: $2,200 | Fuel economy: 16 city/26 hwy | Warranties: Basic: 48 month/50,000 mile & Powertrain: 72 month/70,000 mile (extended warranties available)
Performance wise this beauty is no slouch. The 5.0 liter V8 DOHC 32 valve engine delivers an impressive 471 horsepower with 398 lb.-ft of torque. To use my favorite phrase, this baby has some get up go (lol)!
For more information or to find a LC500 near you, please visit www.lexus.com.
What do you think? How do you like the new LC500?
Next up: The Luxury Sedan of All Sedans…The LS500! The LS500 has the luxury you need and ALL the luxury you want! We’ll take a look at this one in the next article.
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By Kirstin N. Fuller
**All photos taken by Kirstin N. Fuller at the 2017 #WAPARally**