There’s no doubting that the Lexus LC 500 is an absolute head-turner, whether on the move or just sitting still. Driving perceptions aside, it’s a car that has all the staffers here at agreeing on one thing, that it’s definitely nothing short of a visual treat.

The automaker’s flagship luxury coupe – which made its Malaysian debut last July – has remarkable presence, with lines that remain relatively faithful to that first pitched on the LF-LC concept back in 2012. Fans of sharp-edged design cues will have nothing to complain about with this one from an exterior point of view.

The cabin is also a scrumptious affair, the 2+2’s interior plushly decked out with leather and Alcantara upholstery. Drivers will love the pilot-focused cockpit layout and more importantly, how they sit within the car.

Plenty of kit to add on to all that plush – standard fit items include dual-zone climate control with Nanoe air purification, eight-way power-adjustable front seats with heating/ventilation as well as a navigation system with a 10.3-inch screen, Lexus’ Remote Touch touchpad and a 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system.

The LC 500 is powered by a 5.0 litre naturally-aspirated V8, as seen on the RC F and GS F. The VVT-i and D-4S direct injection-equipped mill can switch between Atkinson and regular Otto cycles and offers 470 hp at 7,100 rpm and 540 Nm of torque at 4,800 rpm for output numbers.

Power is transferred to the rear wheels through a Direct Shift 10-speed automatic transmission with AI Shift, and there’s a limited-slip diff somewhere in the mix. All this is good enough to ensure that the LC isn’t just flash without dash – performance figures include a 0-100 km/h time of 4.4 seconds and a 270 km/h top speed.

Join us as we explore the LC 500 out on the open road. For a more detailed look at equipment and specifications of the RM940,000 (on-the-road without insurance) coupe, head to

GALLERY: Lexus LC 500 Coupe

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