Toyota’s luxury arm, Lexus India has finally launched the limited-edition model of its sports coupe, the LC 500h in the country at Rs 2,15,60,000. They also claim that the limited-edition model is motivated by an elegant flight of birds and airplanes to raise the sense of driving with refined aerodynamics.
It has been inspired by a partnership between air race pilot Yoshihide Muroya and Lexus engineers.
The limited-edition LC Lexus 500h gets an addition of black ornamentation on garnish, rear wing, and 21-inch forged alloy wheels. The vehicle can be bought in three colors- White Nova Glass Flake, Sonic Silver, and Black.
The team discovered that flipping the airplane wing upside down can improve its maneuverability and efficiency at the wingtips. This in turn led to the creation of a magnificent carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) rear wing that provides greater steering responsiveness and stability without disrupting the LC’s inherent vehicle stability.
Concerning the interior, the LC 500h limited edition gets black Alcantara trimmed seats that feature refined saddle tan accents and seat belts. Besides, the steering wheel, shift lever, and door trims are also accented in Black Alcantara trim. Mechanically, it will continue to receive power by the 3.5 liters, six-cylinder hybrid engine generating a combined power output figure of 354bhp at 6,600rpm and 500Nm at 3,000rpm.
Exclaiming for the launch, P.B. Venugopal, President of Lexus India, said “We are very excited to announce the addition of the exclusive limited edition of LC 500h. With its bold, aviation-inspired design language, we are confident that it will be well received by our discerning guests who value and appreciate the quality of finer things in life.”