The Vista is a wide, low coupe with no B-pillars. Automakers just love to show off concept cars without the roof support next to the driver, but they very rarely make it to production. However, if Buick did go that way it would be one of the defining style elements of the car. Under the hood of the Avista is a version of the ATS-V's twin-turbo V6. That means gobs of torque and horsepower between 450 and 500. Inside the Avista would be a modern luxury car with a sleek look.
The 2017 Lexus LC 500 is not a concept car, but a production model slated for release late this year. Its looks are more polarizing. There are some that don't like Lexus' signature grill and overall look. However, when Lexus moved to this look sales of the IS and GS doubled and sales of every model that has received the new styling increased. Lexus has now passed Mercedes Benz in sales. Under the hood is a version of the V8 that powers the RC F and GS F. That means about 470 hp. Lexus is also planning to use an industry-first 10-speed automatic with shift speeds to rival a DCT.
Imagine yourself shopping for a luxury performance coupe. Given the looks and what we know, which car would you prefer to own and why?