This is what we need exactly in 2019! Lexus: an amazing car with a cool bag.
Lexus is bringing some heat to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show with the first public appearance of the 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition,” the company announced via their official website on Wednesday.
Back in August, Lexus crafted a vibrant yellow LC Inspiration Series concept car for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, complete with a lightly customized interior and carbon detailing.
For the Chicago Auto Show this year, Lexus is bringing a limited-edition production version with the same recipe.
The third vehicle in the Lexus Inspiration Series, this LC 500 is a limited-edition model that features a unique mix of colors and features that build on the coupe’s stunning design.”
All 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Series coupes feature vibrant Flare Yellow paint, a rich, metallic shade of yellow that’s eye-catching from a distance, yet subtly handsome up close where the deep layers of paint highlight every crease in the sheetmetal. Standard 21-inch wheels and tires give this LC the perfect stance while the carbon fiber roof and lower grille insert add just the right amount of contrast.
Stepping inside, occupants find yellow Alcantara door panel inserts that evoke the shade on the exterior. The seats have white semi-aniline leather upholstery, and yellow stitching accents them, in addition to the dashboard, center console, and glovebox.
The LC Inspiration Series is powered by the same 5.0-liter, normally aspirated V8 found in every LC 500 coupe. It sends 471-horsepower to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission, a setup that is capable of delivering a 0-to-60 mph time of just 4.4 seconds.
If that flashy metallic Flare Yellow paint called to you, you can grab one of the 100 copies of the Inspiration Edition that will on sale in April. It's likely you'd have the only LC 500 on your block in most neighborhoods anyway, but one of these 100-of-a-kind special editions should ensure yours stands out.
An even classier perk, though, is the matching leather Lexus garment bag which can fold into a spacious travel bag. Who wouldn't want that?
Pricing for the 2019 LC 500 Inspiration Edition will start at $107,235, including a $1,025 destination charge. That compares with $94,350 to start, including destination, for the base 2019 LC 500.
Lexus has been showing off the Flare Yellow paint on the LC 500 for several months. The bright shade debuted on the coupe as a concept during Monterey Car Week. The company debuted a production version (gallery above) to Europe at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
Lexus appears ready to broaden the LC lineup after showing off a convertible concept at the Detroit Auto Show. The company is seriously hinting that a production version is on the way, and the droptop would look amazing in this bright yellow color.