2018 Lexus LC 500 Coupe Spec + Pictures

Here we have a real beast of a Coupe, a real stunner. Reminds me a bit of an Aston Martin from the back. The rear wheel drive 2018 Lexus LC 500 auto is packing a 5 litre V8 engine that produces an impressive 471 BHP. It can reach 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of 160+ MPH. Rockets like this are definitely not for the faint hearted.

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Apparently, the inside of the car, interior, dashboard etc is amazing. The Mark Levinson sound system that's in this car is widely praised as being outstanding. The sound system has a total of 12 speakers. And for a sports Coupe that can seat 4 people, it's surprisingly comfortable, or so they tell me anyway.

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I wasn't lucky enough to sit inside, or even worse, take it out for a test drive. But I did manage to take some quick pictures. Apologies for the sun glare, it was a very sunny day. What's the price? Well, if you take a browse on Autotrader UK, You'll see they are priced up from between £65,000 - £80,000 depending on spec + extras and year (2017 or 2018). Of course, finance packages are available. I did hear from a few people in the know that there was a slight niggle with the LC 500, and that is with brake squeal.

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As annoying, and somewhat embarrassing as that type of issue can be, it's a much better problem to have than some of the other costly issues I can think of. Especially with a high-end sports car like this. However, with such an expensive car, it shouldn't really be happening at all, and Lexus should probably offer a free or cheap fix for owners who are currently experiencing the brake squealing.

Also worth noting, however I'm not exactly sure how widespread this problem is, or how many vehicles are potentially affected, is some talk about a recall on the fuel injection system. But other than that, what an amazing car. And rest assured, if you are thinking of buying one, it does come with a standard 4 year warranty (or 50,000 miles).

Bentley Continental GT Twin Turbo

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I know it's a bit late, but a new 2018 / 2019 Bentley like this is always worth a post. Mat Watson from Carwow.com gets to review the new GT. Yes, that includes taking it out for a quick test drive. The new Continental GT 4 seater Coupe is, in my opinion, one of the best looking Bentley's ever produced.


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It is, however, ever so slightly let down by the way the back has been designed. The small oval rear lights and the way it narrows down makes the rear of the car not as "Beastly" as what the rest of the car is. I'm just being picky, It's still a real beauty, a real statement of a car. What a monster.


The exterior is something special, but inside is almost just as good. As you would expect from Bentley, the quality of the interior, including all those small but noticeable details and beautiful finishing touches that give it the wow factor are second to none. Except to Rolls Royce of course.

The dials in the new Bentley Continental GT Coupe, although they look analogue, they are actually digital. The doors can automatically close on their own if they are left ajar. The new Continental GT Coupe weights over 2 Tons, but it can still go from 0 - 60 MPH in 3.7 seconds. Mat apparently did it faster @ 0 - 60 in 3.6 seconds.

The 6 litre W12 Twin Turbo engine @ 635 BHP is extremely powerful, but smooth and super refined. Being so powerful, and petrol powered, as you can imagine, the cost to run this thing won't be cheap. But if you've got the £160,000 to spend to buy the car, it's pretty obvious you're not going to be counting the pennies to scrape the cost of a full tank of petrol together.

Mat Wilson provides a good, honest review of this car in the video. I liked the 5 not so good points and 5 features that really stand out about the car. This video review keeps it real. Yes, it is a super car, and it's not perfect, but its not far off the mark. Stunning vehicle.

Gender Change To Save On Car Insurance

That is exactly what one male did. And guess what, he managed to save well over £500 on his car insurance. The man, from Canada, got a quote for a new car that was through the roof. Not happy, he asked how much the insurance would be if he was a woman, and was surprised to discover that it was much cheaper than he had been quoted for being a male.

But it should be noted that the man's driving record wasn't 100% clean. He did have a few blemishes in the form of a small collision and a few speeding fines. So these past issues may have been part of the reason why his insurance was quoted so highly. But that doesn't change the Canadian car insurance price increase for younger males.

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You see, in Canada, if you are a man under the age of 25, the laws are that car insurance premiums are more expensive because a greater number of collisions take place among people who are of that age group. This is fair enough. Even in the UK, younger drivers are responsible for a big majority of accidents that could have been avoided.

But should there be a difference whether a person is male or female to determine how much they should pay? Well, if it is Canadian males that cause most of the crashes in this age group, then perhaps it should be a bit more expensive. However, that does tarnish all the good male drivers who are under 25 years old that have never been in an accident and are careful drivers. So really the premium should be worked out on an individual basis.

And to some extent, although still extortionate and suspiciously (and secretly) discriminatory (just take a look at some of the story's out there of - example: "James" changing his name to "Mohammed" and getting £1,000 put on his premium), in the UK it generally is worked out on a person to person basis. But Canada do things a little different. It's going to cost "David" more money, so he opted to legally change over to being female.

Gender Change - Time for the Chop then?


Well, thankfully no, he didn't have to take things that far. There's a bit of a glitch in the Matrix here. You see, all this man (David) had to do was change over to being a woman on paper. He did not have to have to go under the knife. A quick visit to the doctor and a chat about he now wants to be a female, and that was the starting process to getting himself legally "changed" over to becoming a woman. On paper at least.

After completing the required paperwork he now has a new Birth Certificate and driving license of "himself" as a "Woman". I'm not sure what name he chose, but I doubt he is still called David. The extreme lengths some people will go to save some money!

David was 24 years old at the time. Should he have just waited until he reached 26, and in the meantime made do with a smaller engined car that was cheaper to insure, or did he make the right choice and get one over on the greedy car insurance industry. I supposed he can always change his mind and become a male on paper again once he reaches over the age of 25. Got an opinion on this story. Comment below.

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