Lexus’ radical LC500 spotted in the wild


Fully camouflaged luxe sports car hits Michigan streets

Reader Robert spotted this fully camouflaged sports coupe in metro Detroit, which was followed very closely by a Toyota Highlander. We assume this use of a Toyota as a blocker should mean this coupe is a fellow ‘Yota future product and is likely the road-going version of the LC500.
Judging simply by the overall shape and features, this coupe looks a lot like what Lexus showed off at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The only changes appear to be the wing and relocated third brake light. The four exhaust pipes and aggressive shape are carry-overs from the show car.

The Michigan Manufacturer license plates on the Toyota Highlander and the camouflaged sports car are dead giveaways for what’s hiding under the camo.

The LC500 will likely sport Lexus’ 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 from the RC-F and GS-F. In the current trim, the V8 knocks out 467 hp, which is plenty, but not quite up to supercar levels of performances. This means we will likely see an even more aggressive version of the LC sometime after its initial release.
This manufacturer-plated camouflaged test mule was spotted on I-96, and Robert said the two Toyotas pulled off when he got beside them.

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