Lexus has launched a brand new Black Inspiration mannequin into the LC coupe’s line-up. The brand new specification will probably be obtainable to order from November this yr, though costs are but to be confirmed.
The LC Black Inspiration comes with tonnes of additional gear, however we’ll begin with the cosmetics. Unsurprisingly, it’s completed in Lexus’s Graphite Black paint, whereas the radiator grille, door mirrors and headlight surrounds have all been swapped for black replacements.
There’s additionally a set of 21-inch five-spoke cast alloy wheels and a brand new fastened spoiler for the bootlid. Lexus has thrown in among the add-ons from its Sport Plus Pack as properly, together with the carbon fibre roof and scuff plates.
Inside, consumers get 10-way adjustable sports activities seats, semi-aniline leather-based upholstery, a head-up show, a card key and a 13-speaker Mark Levinson encompass sound system.
This particular LC isn’t all present and no go, nevertheless, as Lexus has fitted the LC Black Inspiration with a Torsen limited-slip differential, dynamic rear-wheel steering and a variable ratio steering rack, which routinely adjusts the steering ratio relying on the automobile’s pace.
There’s some further comfort and security gear, too, akin to a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated seats, keyless entry, a blind-spot monitoring system and rear cross visitors alert. Adaptive dampers additionally come as commonplace.
Lexus will supply each of the usual LC’s powertrains on the Black Inspiration mannequin. Meaning there’s a alternative of both a 354bhp 3.5-litre V6 hybrid connected to a CVT gearbox or a 471bhp 5.0-litre V8 mated to a conventional automated transmission. The hybrid can shove the coupe from 0–62mph in 5 seconds flat, whereas the V8 will cowl the identical dash in 4.7 seconds.