I'm not a fan of the styling of the LC but seeing as I spent my time behind the wheel I could ignore the outside. I may be in the minority because a lot of people thought it looked "cool" or "fast".
The LC 500h is a hybrid; that's what the "h" stands for. It may seem strange that an expensive GT is a hybrid but there is a market. There is a non-hybrid LC with a 471 hp, 5.0-liter V8. The 500h is equipped with a 295 hp, 3.5-liter V6, coupled with an electric motor that brings the total power up to 354 hp.
I don't do timed acceleration or top speed tests. Lexus says the LC 500h gets to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds and tops out at 155 mph. In contrast the V8 gas engine does it in 4.4 seconds and will hit 168 mph.
But the hybrid wins in fuel economy with a rating of 27-mpg city and 35-mpg highway as…