Kicking off the slew of posts we have to write from the always-fun Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Amelia Island’s tight layout in the Ritz Carlton hotel in northeast Florida makes for a thrilling sensory overload. Every step means a one-off car you’ve never seen, never imagined. Needless to say, you can’t believe your eyes — so much HOT metal!
Amelia excels in new-car promotions as well as the pre-war etc Concours categories. After all, 10k rabid car fans in one place? Oh, and they are wealthy!? Let’s do a ride-and-drive!
Alfa, Rolls, McLaren, Porsche, Infiniti and Jaguar were the stands. Enter your info on a iPad thing and get a drive time.
A clear favorite among the cars we met is this new 2018 LC500h from Lexus.
The exterior is fantastic, but the interior is the real news. BEauty and tactility unlike any Lexus to date. A leather-wrapped, glass-roof dream come true! This Lexus is a 2+2 — ensuring tons of seat-range adjustment that limits other $100k supercars. Another bonus? Super easy to get inside and out of. No one could ever say that about the BMW i8.
Aimed dead at the AMG SL and 911, the new LC500 and LC500h take Lexus to another level of performance and class.
2018 Lexus LC500h
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