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Watch the Lexus LC 500 tackle the Goodwood Hill Climb

Our competition winner Ben Evans enjoyed his Goodwood experience

To celebrate ten years since Lexus introduced its F performance division, the iconic Japanese carmaker gave one Top Gear reader the chance to win a passenger ride at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

And it was a special one: as Goodwood celebrated its 25th anniversary, our competition winner Ben Evans was treated to a hotride up the world-famous hillclimb in Lexus’ flagship coupe: the 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 LC 500.

Ben’s driver was none other than Lexus ambassador and professional driver Michael Bentwood, and his verdict? A firm seal of approval. 

No surprise really, considering the LC 500 Coupe boasts 467bhp, 398lb ft of torque and the ability to go from 0-62mph in less than 4.5 seconds.

As well as being taken by the “cushy” interior, Ben was smitten by the LC 500’s performance, saying: “I was really impressed with just how quickly it got up the hill – really quick, really good on the brakes. It’s like a race car for the road”.

To see what Ben experienced at Goodwood courtesy of Lexus, check out the video for yourself.

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