To say I had an exceptional time driving a Lexus LC 500 convertible will be an understatement.
I had a chance to drive the coupe version of these stunning machines years ago as it appeared in the original Black Panther film.
I truly anticipated spending a week in the LC 500 convertible. My time was spent driving around the Washington DC metropolitan area. I had a chance to drive on I-97 as far east over the Bay Bridge to Kent Island. I made stops along the way at Annapolis Maryland.
I also had a chance to drive as far west on I-270, I-70, and I-81 north to Martinsburg, West Virginia. I drove through the Appalachian Hills. In these hills, I truly was able to feel the exhilaration underneath the hood. My son and I enjoyed driving with the top-down feeling of the 471 horses with 398 pound-feet of torque. This is all from a V8 engine. It is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The LC500 convertible is an all-wheel drive. But what I really loved also was to fit and finish. The model I drove had a beautiful tan interior. With impeccable fit and finish.
The interior featured brushed aluminum and materials including the paddle shifters.
You have Alcantara headlining in the model I drove. It also had the Mark Levinson 13 speaker 915 watts surround sound system. I was truly able to enjoy the music I made with the Carnegie Mellon music department. It sounded pretty robust.
There were also 21-inch staggered wheels. You also get a lot of technology. There’s a 10.3-inch color multimedia navigation system.
You have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. You also have Alexa compatibility. There’s Wi-Fi in the vehicle.
But most of all you get a daily cruiser like no other. It drew a lot of stunning reviews in the retirement community where my mother lives. several of her neighbors wanted a ride. The Lexus LC 500 also is exceptionally fast. Lexus reports, it makes zero to 60 in 4.4 seconds.
There’s so much to love about the LC500 convertible. From the styling to performance, to available equipment. The base price of the Lexus LC 500 convertible is $102,350 dollars. For more information visit www.Lexus.com