AMCI Testing:
2018 Lexus LC 500 vs. 2017 Aston Martin DB11

AMCI Testing Certified Results

Lexus commissioned independent, unbiased research firm AMCI Testing to compare the 2018 Lexus LC 500 to the 2017 Aston Martin DB11. The results are as follows.

  • Closed-course lap time as fast as the Aston Martin DB11
  • Overall handling performance equal to the Aston Martin DB11
  • Slalom performance as fast as the Aston Martin DB11
  • Wet cornering performance as fast as the Aston Martin DB11

Vehicle Specifications

2018 Lexus LC 500
Engine Configuration Naturally Aspirated V8, 32-Valve, DOHC
Engine Displacement(L) 5.0
Horsepower 471
Torque (lb-ft) 398
Transmission/Drivetrain 10-Speed Auto / RWD
Tire Brand/Model Michelin Pilot Super Sport ZP (run flat)
Tire Size (front/rear) 245/40RF21(96Y) / 275/35RF21(99Y)
Traction/Stability Control Yes
Brakes (front/rear) Ventilated Disc / Ventilated Disc
Weight (lbs.) 4,360
Price (USD) $104,120
Vehicle Highlights Performance Package, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic composite roof, 21” forged wheels, LSD, BSM and IPA, Active Rear Steering, Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS), Active Rear Spoiler
2017 Aston Martin DB11
Engine Configuration Twin Turbo V12, 48-Valve, DOHC
Engine Displacement (L) 5.2
Horsepower 600 @ 6,500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 516 @ 1,500 RPM
Transmission/Drivetrain 8-Speed Auto / RWD
Tire Brand/Model Bridgestone Potenza S007
Tire Size (front/rear) 255/40ZR20(101Y) / 295/35ZR20(105Y)
Traction/Stability Control Yes
Brakes (front/rear) Ventilated Disc / Ventilated Disc
Weight (lbs.) 4,201
Price (USD) $255,679
Vehicle Highlights Limited Slip Differential (mechanical and via braking), Active Torque Vectoring, Adaptive Damping, Dynamic Stability Control, Traction Control, and Positive Torque Control

About AMCI Testing

What Is AMCI Testing?
AMCI Testing is an independent automotive research firm committed to unbiased, comparative evaluations of automotive products. AMCI Testing evaluates, tests and critiques more than 150 cars and trucks each year at our test facilities in Southern California and private proving grounds worldwide.

Who does AMCI Testing work with?
For more than 35 years, major automotive OEMs have hired AMCI Testing as an impartial check on internal engineering achievements, and a third-party perspective on competitive vehicles in segment. We provide an anchoring  outsider viewpoint on crucial marketing, branding, training and final product decisions.

The Importance Of Objectivity
Truth—as substantiated by scientific process and hard data—has always been the cornerstone of AMCI Testing’s commitment to our clients and consumers. We have spent more than three decades developing analytical protocols in nearly 400 areas—from performance and quality to long-term reliability and emissions.