Matte Blue Lexus LC500 – Vossen CG-205T Forged Concave Wheels

When you think about it, buying a hybrid high-performance sports cars isn’t that easy. The pickings are sort of slim. You’ve got the BMW i8 as the most prominent representative of the offerings, but anything beyond $100,000 in value will mostly leave you unimpressed to a point. Certainly, vehicles like the Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid start at $99,600.00 and the Tesla Model S is also a viable option, but beyond that, it all goes sideways. Even the somewhat affordable Acura NSX starts at over $150,000.00, making the question of a high-performance hybrid under $100k quite a difficult one to answer.

But, that particular market segment is easily dominated by one manufacturer and model – the Lexus LC500 hybrid. Quite frankly, I never gave that vehicle much notice. Until now.

The 2018 Lexus LC500 comes with an all-new platform, 471 horsepower, and a class-leading 10-speed automatic transmission. In turn, the Lexus LC500 posts an impressive acceleration time from 0-60mph (0-100km/h) of just 4.4 seconds. Certainly, that’s slower than, for example, a BMW M3 or a Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG, but it does come with impressive fuel economy. The LC500 will yield you about 6 MPG in the city, 26 MPG on the highway and about 19 MPG combined. Not bad for a vehicle that can hold its own with 90% of the high-performance vehicles seen on the road today.

However, the looks of the car are Lexus-like. This means that current vehicles from the Japanese born manufacturer feature a futuristic and rather quirky exterior design. In some places spectacular, in some places underwhelming. Luckily, our friends from Vossen Wheels come into the picture and give the Lexus LC500 – like this matte blue beauty – quite an interesting look.

What Vossen prepared for this vehicle is interesting. The company produced a set of their forged concave CG-205T directional wheels, giving the Lexus LC500 a perfect accentuating touch. The CG-205T feature a design that combines closed geometry and elegantly defined shapes, creating a contemporary looking wheel that fits various high-performance and luxury applications.

For this build, these are machined in sizes of 22×9 and 22×11 in the front and rear, respectively. The wheels are adorned with a Miami White finish. The red Vossen logo is that perfect finishing touch, making the wheels look rather compelling and not bland in any area.

Grab a quick look at the entire media gallery of this build right below.

Been in the automotive industry ever since he got out of high-school. Loves 911's, hates electric-car talk and enjoys racing events. Too tall to drive almost any supercar, but that doesn't stop him from bashing out people that do. Follows the aftermarket tuning industry in depth. Loves to spend time at BMW Welt. Enjoys too much coffee.

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