2018 Lexus LC500h Hybrid

What’s the opposite of “simplify and add lightness”?
A six-figure price tag used to be a clear sign of exclusivity in the automotive world, but rapidly ballooning sticker prices have eroded the inherent specialness of cars residing around the $100,000 mark. Heck, high-end pickup trucks can cost nearly that much now.

HIGHS
Dramatic styling inside and out, satisfying handling, better fuel economy than the V-8.
LOWS
Diminished performance versus the V-8, slurred soundtrack, burdensome mass.

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An analog test bed that worked deep into the digital age. Tires have benefited from the digital age as much as Twitter has expanded the social game of POTUS, for better or worse. In the last decade, the spiciest street-legal tires have nearly surpassed the performance of a decade-old racing…