The new Lexus LC Special Edition is the most stylish form of green motoring



A unique paintjob and interior upholstery mark out this limited edition; price available on application in Singapore

SINGAPORE

As if Lexus’ stunning LC 500 grand tourer wasn’t already gorgeous enough, the company has now come up with a version that “evokes a more mature, refined coupe”, and ups the desirability stakes further.

Called the Lexus LC Special Edition, it’s an appearance package that brings a more classic colour combination to the LC’s modern, sculpted lines. The car’s Nori Green Pearl is a shade that looks like it came straight from the ‘70s, and is a hue exclusive to this edition.



In keeping with the classic style is the interior’s Saddle Tan upholstery, another colour unique to the Special Edition. This is applied to the L-Aniline leather (Lexus’ highest grade of cowhide) on the seats and centre console, while a darker shade is used for the Alcantara door panels.

The rest of the dashboard meanwhile, is finished in contrasting Black Amber to break up the monotony of everything being a single shade, with brown stitching tying everything together and showing off the craftsmanship of Lexus’ workers.

The interior is finished off with a laser-cut scuff plate that bears the edition name and an L-shaped motif that echoes the lighting signature of the LC’s taillamps. A glass roof is also fitted to allow more light in, a feature not present on the regular LC.

Mechanically, the LC 500 Special Edition sees no changes compared to the standard car, but that’s little hardship as the 470hp naturally-aspirated V8 is one of the most charismatic engines available on any car today – watch our video review to hear it in action:

At time of writing, Borneo Motors says one unit is available in Singapore, with more available on an indent basis. Alternatively, you can have your Special Edition LC in hybrid form, which shares its 3.5-litre V6 and electric drivetrain with the LS 500h limo. All prices are available on request.

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