Lexus’ New LC “Luster Yellow” Edition For Japan Glows Like Gold

Lexus seems to believe the LC luxury coupe and the color yellow are a perfect match, something that’s not at all easy to argue with.

We’ve been seeing a fair share of yellow Lexus LCs recently, including at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. That’s where the LC Inspiration Series wore a Flare Yellow paint. We then saw the coupe rocking the same color last month at the Paris Auto Show where the LC Yellow Edition debuted.

Now it is time to focus our attention on Lexus’ home market, where the company has just unveiled the LC “Luster Yellow” limited edition model.

Available at dealerships across Japan for only two months (October 31-December 31), this special edition model is similar but not identical to the European model. For starters, it adopts a Naples Yellow exterior paint that gives the car a little bit of a golden glow. The color fits the LC’s sculpted bodywork brilliantly and is complemented by 21-inch forged aluminum wheels. The latter feature a polished finish and black-painted pockets.

The body color is echoed inside by the bright yellow door panels as well as the yellow stitching on the seats, dashboard, central armrest, steering wheel, and gearshift lever. The car also sports exclusive CFRP scuff plates with “LC Limited Edition” lettering in yellow. Finally, the headliner, sun visors, pillars, and parcel shelf are covered with Alcantara.

As you can imagine, the LC “Luster Yellow” comes loaded with features. Standard equipment includes a color head-up display and semi-aniline perforated leather front seats with ventilation and heating. The front seats are also 10-way power adjustable, with the driver’s seat featuring memory settings as well.

Lexus offers the “Luster Yellow” package for both the LC 500 and LC 500h. Prices start at ¥14,350,000 (approximately $127,130) for the V8 model and ¥14,850,000 (about $131,550) for the hybrid.

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  • Mike anonymous


    I have said it before, and I will say it again. It is not the color the suits this vehicle well. Lexus wants this to compete with the Aston Martin DB11. That is who they are targeting the vehicle against as stated by the company. Aston Martin Does not show off their cars in Florescent Pink, because it does not fit well on their vehicle. They show off their vehicles in the colors that matter most, and in the colors that work.

    These digitally created photographs (even the press photography) from Lexus do not do the real vehicle itself (if you’ve ever seen on in person) ANY justice what so ever. It is a beautiful vehicle. But if you want people to ‘BUY’ your vehicle, show ‘people’ why they should. The LC looks good in Colors such as; Dark Blue, Dark Green, & (most of all (shown below)) RED.

    • Ben

      I understand what you’re saying, but you need to realize your view about what color looks good is subjective. I personally like the yellow and think the Lexus LC500 looks great in the color. However, I do believe if they blacked out certain trim pieces it would be more appealing to those with different taste. Black and yellow is a solid contrasting choice such as red/black, white/black and blue/white.

  • Trackhacker

    The days when Lexus car look elegant are over. All these sharp crazy lines make these cars look dated already.This is exactly like the LFA….they get old so fast.

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  • SteersUright

    Nice car, but at 125% the size and price that it should be.

  • Stephen G

    Everybody has different taste. I love the LC despite the Lexus family grille. I do need chrome accents and I don’t care for the spray can silver. I’m not sure I’d buy it in this color but would enjoy seeing it on the road. A car of this nature needs to be bold with cutting edge design for those that want to be seen but also be available for those with more conservative tastes.

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