Lexus’ Inspiration Sequence has for a few years now been used to make the LC flagship coupe, an already unique automotive, even rarer. With restricted manufacturing numbers and a six-digit price ticket to match, an LC Inspiration Sequence can be the one to gather — if one needed to personal the most effective V8 grand tourers ever constructed earlier than they pull the plug on inner combustion.
For 2024, the Inspiration Sequence returns with a brand new unique shade combo, as is the customized. Obtainable on each LC500 coupe and convertible, it is referred to as Polar Surge Satin, which the corporate describes as a matte white. It is paired with a sublime Deep Blue inside that in Japan is known as Katsuiro, impressed by conventional indigo dying methods.
The truth is, if the combo sounds acquainted, that is as a result of the bundle is basically a North American model of the Lexus LC500 Edge that debuted in Japan in June. Nonetheless, whereas Japan will get solely 60 examples with patrons chosen by lottery, Lexus will construct 125 for the North American market.
In Japan it is referred to as the Edge due to further canards molded into the entrance bumper fascia that you do not get on the common LC. Lexus says they create air vortices to regulate the airflow alongside the physique sides to cut back carry.
What’s extra fascinating is how they’re made. Lexus takes completed fascias off of the meeting line and places them by a resin molding course of that alters the prevailing form. In line with Lexus Japan, it is a “world’s first” for manufacturing vehicles.
The LC500 Inspiration can be fitted with a rear carbon fiber wing that we have seen on previous Inspiration Sequence, however solely on the coupe. The coupe additionally will get a carbon fiber roof normal, whereas the convertible will get an unique blue high to match the inside.
As well as, the fixed-head Inspiration advantages from the convertible’s entrance and rear underfloor bracing, rear efficiency dampers by Yamaha, and a Torsen limited-slip diff. A few of these objects are solely out there with the non-obligatory Sport or Dynamic Dealing with packages, which add $5,010 and $9,750 to the bottom value, respectively. It additionally rolls on matte black wheels in easy however sporty 5-spoke design.
There are not any energy upgrades, however the sonorous 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 ought to be greater than satisfactory, with 471-horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque.
The Mark Levinson 13-speaker, 915-watt encompass sound system that usually requires a minimal $2,540 buy-in on the touring bundle comes with each Inspiration. Maybe better of all, the 2024 Inspirations get Lexus’ new-and-improved 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen as effectively.
Previous LC Inspiration Sequence vehicles have included 2018’s Structural Blue, 2019’s Flare Yellow, 2020’s drop-dead beautiful Nori Inexperienced, and 2021’s Obsidian, all of which have been restricted to 100 examples. 2022’s Iridium over Darkish Rose was capped at 150.
The 2024 Lexus LC500 Inspiration Sequence will retail at $116,700 for the coupe, $121,900 for the droptop. Each costs embrace a $1,350 vacation spot cost. Anticipate to see them in showrooms in early fall of 2023.