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Aviation inspires new Lexus LC Inspiration Series

Lexus confirms less than five LC Inspiration Series cars are headed to Aus

26 May 2021

LEXUS Australia has opened its order books for the 2021 LC Inspiration Series which this time around draws its inspiration from “the world of aviation and aeronautical engineering”, flaunting a new fixed carbon-fibre spoiler, unique 21-inch forged alloy wheels and several other bespoke touches.

 

With less than five examples expected to make it Down Under, Lexus Australia has priced the Inspiration Series more than $24,000 upstream of the regular versions, starting from $219,393 plus on-road costs for the V8-powered LC500 and $219,553 for the hybrid LC500h.

 

In creating the exclusive rear wing, Lexus says it channelled the know-how gained from its exploits with the LFA supercar and aggro RC F Track Edition.

 

“Choosing ‘aviation’ as the development concept for the latest LC Inspiration Series, Lexus brought together technologies focusing on the comprehensive aerodynamic performance so important for flight,” it said in a statement.

 

“Combining aircraft technologies and vehicle technologies to realise a harmony of opposite elements with the captivating design of the LC Coupe, Lexus was able to take the ‘Even Sharper, More Refined’driving concept of the LC to new heights.”

 

When all is said and done, the new wing ups the LC’s visual prowess in conjunction with those new 21-inch wheel and potentially ups the handling stakes thanks to the increased downforce.

 

Other unique styling touches include a black-plated grille mesh and black ornamentation on the radiator grille, bumper garnish, headlamp surround, side rocker moulding and tail-light bracket.

 

Three colours will be available; White Nova, Sonic Silver and Onyx, the first two of which are designed to contrast against the black body elements.

 

Moving inside the cabin we find carbon scuff plates, black leather-accented front seats and a heap of Alcantara which has been used for the steering wheel rim, gear shifter, door panels and centre console.

 

The seats have been upgraded with more aggressive bolstering and a different upholstery design to enhance “hip position holding performance by 18 per cent”.

 

No changes have been made under the bonnets of the Inspiration Series, meaning the LC500 continues to develop 351kW/540Nm while the LC500h carries on with 264kW.

 

As before, the V8 uses a 10-speed automatic transmission to channel its power to the rear wheels whereas the hybrid features a continuously variable transmission (CVT).

 

Lexus has sold 10 LC5s so far this year ending April, accounting for a slim 0.8 percent of the $100,000-plus sports-car segment, a market it shares with the cheaper RC (61/4.8 percent).

  

2021 Lexus LC pricing*

500 (a) $194,757
500h (a) $195,165
500 Inspiration Series (a) $219,393 
500h Inspiration Series (a) $219,553

*Excludes on-road costs


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