Lexus LC-500 – When a Fantasy Concept Makes it into Production

Bloomberg says, “There are better ways to spend 100,000“. They say it looks great but is perhaps a little too quirky for the average person. But what about for guys like me. I just happen to be the kind of guy who spends the extra money at an amusement park just to get the memorabilia cup. I’ll spend extra at a sushi bar to see what makes the dorsal fin of the Halibut any better than the rest of him, and I will most certainly put up 100,000 on a refined design that is built for the experience more than its practicality.

The Lexus LC-500 is one of the rare occasions when a car manufacturer has taken its concept and kept it as it was (and is). Sure they may have bent a few angles just to keep the government inspection agencies happy, but as you look at the above picture, there hasn’t been much that has changed since its Detroit introduction in 2012. And even though Lexus is catching their share of flack for keeping their fantasy version, rather than smoothing it out for Mr. and Mrs. Smith to take home to their dog, white fence, and 1.5 kids – I’d say there is a strong market for it, even though the market may not realize it.

I like its long hood, square jaw, and Picasso hourglass bolted to the front. It takes a lot of class to design these extravagant bends in the sheet metal and costly trim molds, but it takes, even more, guts to wear them like a soldier. To believe in a design so much, that you risk stepping clean out of the box in order to make your fantasy come to life. Welcome to your fantasy if you like 21-inch forged wheels, a glass roof, 10-speed transmission, and a 471-horsepower 5.0-liter powerplant. Welcome to the love child of Angelina Jolie and Simon Cowell, where non-classic beauty is met by a staunch attitude and can-do execution.

And if all these buttons and screens make you feel a little uneasy – here’s a tip. All you really need to remember is the right pedal is for go and the left pedal is to stop. And as long as you keep your eye on the road ahead and your mind on the past that you are leaving behind – you’re going to discover that fantasies really do come true.

About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created Urbasm.com, a site for every guy.





About Dr. Eric J. Leech

Eric has written for over a decade. Then one day he created Urbasm.com, a site for every guy.