A bit less in your face than this year’s yellow.
Lexus has been conjuring up special “Inspiration Series” versions of its models for awhile now, and today we have the latest iteration in the 2020 Lexus LC Inspiration Series. Whereas this year’s model debuted in a bright yellow paint scheme, this one is altogether more elegant by going with Nori Green instead. Its interior also tones it down from the 2019 model, opting for tones of Black Amber and Saddle Tan accents throughout the cabin.
This time around, the 2020 Lexus LC Inspiration Series “evokes a more refined, mature coupe without giving up any of the modern performance technology and style that makes it so desirable,” according to Lexus. On the subject of performance, Lexus carries over the 5.0-liter V8 engine untouched from the standard LC 500. There are no mechanical changes whatsoever, so this LC Inspiration Series still produces 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. That engine mates up to a 10-speed automatic transmission, same as it did before. Mind you, it still weighs 4,280 pounds, so it’s not the absolute last word in performance for the price. The two-tone, 21-inch wheels don’t help keep the mass at bay, but boy do they look good.
Pricing to come
Lexus has not announced pricing yet, but the company will limit production to 100 units. The standard 2019 Lexus LC 500 kicks off at $92,950 before destination and options. Naturally, this year’s limited Inspiration Series relieved its buyers of $106,210. While this one likely won’t cost too much more, don’t expect to walk away for anything under this year’s asking price.
For that price, however, you do get something that’s already on its way to being a collector care. It’s rare by its limited production run, and it will be relatively exclusive thanks to its price. Virtually every automotive journalist out there also agrees on the LC 500’s jaw-dropping looks as well. If you’re keen on Lexus’ recent styling with the LC coupe and LS sedan, you’ll likely concede that it’s definitely a stylish way to spend upwards of $110,000. When we recently had the LC 500h hybrid, there were no shortage of folks who did a double take out on the road.