The 2018 Lexus LC Inspiration Series is inspired by the spirit of King T’Challa and his country of Wakanda. One hundred exclusive models will be sold in the U.S. The luring structural blue will be sure to ignite the passions of Black Panther fans across the country. These two special edition coupes (one is a production model, while the other is simply a concept model) will be on display at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas on October 31st. Lexus has stated that the color of the exterior “highlights the vehicle’s dynamic design and features to produce a compelling motion effect even when parked.”
The special edition model Lexus has 21-inch wheels, an interior design by Bespoke with a Signature Barneys sommelier set, and a distinctively badged carbon fiber scuff plate. The price of the Inspiration Series LC has yet to be announced but will be revealed closer to launch.
The concept car, however, is more of a tribute to the upcoming Black Panther film, focusing on the vibranium chassis of the powertrain that makes it immune to being damaged by firearms. The same material that was used to make Captain America’s shield would make this car nearly indestructible. The metal is known to provide several extra buffs to the car, as well as making it look extremely stylish.
This vehicle also has other unique features such as a pulsating underbody glow, side mirrors designed to emulate a pair of vicious claws, and a wide-body kit. It also includes a Remote Pilot Kimoyo Bead Interface which would allow it to be handled remotely from various control stations in the fictional city of Birnin Zana. This would create a symbiotic relationship between car and driver, letting the navigator control his/her bulletproof vessel.
Black Panther steers its way into theaters on February 16th, 2018.