Tuesday, January 12, 2016

With the LC 500, it's time to show Lexus some respect

This is The Harper Spin, a weekly column from seasoned auto critic Jason H. Harper. He's raced at Le Mans, crushed a car in a 50-ton tank, and now, he's bringing his unique style to The Verge.

Lexus is the Rodney Dangerfield of the automotive world. No matter what the company does, it never seems to get any respect.

The company revealed the LC 500 sports coupe yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show. This two door, which has two small rear seats, has been in the works since the LF-LC concept was presented in Detroit four years ago. It will go to production as a 2017 model.

As usual, some critics will probably discount the spindle grill and overall design as too busy, painting the LC 500 as just another too-fancy Toyota. To...

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