A hot ride for a hot date

It’s Valentine’s Day, and so long as you’re not celebrating Single’s Awareness Day, you’ve probably got a romantic date planned for tonight. While most people will ride to the restaurant in their Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Tahoe, they’re dreaming of arriving at the valet booth with something a bit more… upscale.

It seems the 2018 Lexus LC500 fits the bill rather perfectly. Let me explain.

Continue reading for more on the Lexus LC500.

The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Perfect Ride for a Valentine's Day Date
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The Lexus LC500 is a grand touring car more focused on luxury and prestige than performance and lap time records

Like I detailed here, the Lexus LC500 is a grand touring car more focused on luxury and prestige than performance and lap time records. That means its suspension isn’t designed to shake your fillings lose or its drivetrain jerk your neck back with whiplash. Rather, the LC offers a perfect balance between cushy and sporty.

Inside, the LC500 offers comfortable front seats with eight-way power adjustments and both heating and ventilation. The bolsters are on the thick side, but your day shouldn’t have too hard a time getting out at the restaurant. Dual zone climate controls keep you both happy and the optional Mark Levinson sound system with its 13 speakers and 915 watts will play those sappy love ballads with the utmost authenticity and fidelity.

The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Perfect Ride for a Valentine's Day Date Interior
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Inside, the LC500 offers comfortable front seats with eight-way power adjustments and both heating and ventilation

And should your eyes be on your date more than the road, the Lexus LC will keep itself within its lane with its standard Lane Keep Assist and automatically stop should you fail to see something in the road ahead thanks to its Smart Stop system with pedestrian detection.

Of course, planning for worst-case scenarios isn’t great dinner conversation on Valentine’s Day. You’ll be more worried about making a big impression. The LC500 certainly has you covered there. From the moment you see it, the car looks special. That feeling continues when opening the doors and soaking in that lovely interior. And hearing it is a big part of the experience. Lexus’ active exhaust makes all the right noises.

Yeah, the LC500’s $92,000 starting price is rather steep for most folks to actually buy, but hey, it costs nothing to dream.

References

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The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Perfect Ride for a Valentine's Day Date Drivetrain
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What Lurks Under The Lexus LC500’s Hood

The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Perfect Ride for a Valentine's Day Date Interior
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The Lexus LC500’s Interior is Breathtaking

2018 Lexus LC 500 High Resolution Exterior
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