The Lexus LC is a gorgeous machine, even in its most basic form, so it is the type of car that does not require a special edition. It did not stop the Japanese division of the company from fine-tuning the sensual coupe for the new aviation special edition available exclusively in Japan. Inspired by aeronautics, all limited-edition models are about its rear spoiler.
Manufactured from carbon fiber reinforced plastic, the rear aero element extends to the rear fender of the LC with a pair of curved winglets developed to aid air flow. The expansion spoiler was created by several people involved in the development of the LFA supercar with a V10 engine. The supercar was equipped with a rear spoiler that could be automatically deployed and stowed.
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Lexus Japan also blacks out the corporate spindle grille and the accompanying front air intake, so there is more than a CFRP spoiler in LC aviation. The swanky coupe rides on a new set of black-painted 21-inch alloy wheels, with its black treatment further applied to the headlights and taillights, and side vent moldings.
Lexus Japan sells high-end coupes in black (obviously), white, or silver. Within the cabin, there are some changes that make the special edition visually distinguishable thanks to the dedicated Aviation Black theme. The steering wheel is covered with Alcantara, and the seats, door cards and center console are colored like saddles.
There is no change under the beautiful skin of LC. Lexus will sell an aviation equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 for the LC500 and an electric 3.5-liter V6 for the LC500h. Traditional power models start at around $ 144,000, while hybrid models are a bit more expensive at just over $ 148,000. The Lexus will go on sale from January 6, 2021, and production will be limited to 70 units.