Lexus LC Inspiration Series Coming To Empty The Wallets Of “Fewer Than 10” Aussies

The Lexus LC Inspiration Series has touched down in Australia, where “fewer than 10 units” will be available to those interested in the luxury GT.

Priced from AU$205,512 (US$142,057), the LC 500 Inspiration Series is the most affordable model. It packs a 5.0-liter, V8 petrol unit pumping out 470hp / 351kW and 540Nm of torque, paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox. For the 354hp / 264kW 3.5-liter V6 petrol-hybrid 500h model, you will have to fork out at least AU$206,070 (US$142,443).

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Available in the exclusive Khaki Metal exterior paint finish, the LC Inspiration Series can also be had in the Graphite Black or Titanium, though we don’t know why you’d ever consider it after looking at the green color in the pictures. Besides the model-specific color, it gets LED headlights and rides on two-tone 21-inch forged alloy wheels. Customized scuff plates will greet you every time you open the door.

Inside, the special edition LC gets the L-Aniline leather for the first time, which is described as “the softest and highest-grade leather available in the Lexus lineup”. Also offered in a premiere are the tan-colored seats and center console, which come in contrast with the dark Alcantara trim on the door panels and black leather used on the seat bolsters, dashboard, center console and steering wheel.

Coinciding with the launch of the LC Inspiration Series is the introduction of the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity in all LC grades purchased after November 1. This feature complements the 10.3-inch infotainment system, with satellite navigation, DAB+ radio, voice control and Mark Levinson premium sound system.

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  • Big Black Duck

    WOW…such a beauty…

  • badcyclist

    I loathe the current Lexus designs, but this doesn’t look half bad to me for some reason. I reserve the right to change my mind, because it is still obviously a Lexus with that hideous grille, but somehow it still kind of works for me.

    • Porkopolis

      I was always indifferent until I saw one in person. They’re gorgeous. A lot of cars these days don’t photograph well but end up looking quite good in person.

  • Belthronding

    i know grille looks STİLL interesting,but i am totally with this car.
    it makes it’s own unique way which appearently much more different than any other.
    Admitedly market lacks of uniqueness

  • Bash

    It amazing how Lexus can come up with something amazing like this and at the same time; same company comes up with some of the ugliest cars I can think ok, take the GX for example, heck I even can’t call the LX a nice car too.

  • salamOOn

    breathtaking, absolutely amazing combination of exterior design and colour with interior colours and materials and technical part of a car.
    this is my dream car and number 1 purchase in case i win a lotto 😀 too bad it wont happen. 🙁

    • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

      ‘Breathtaking’ – 1st word that came to mind!

  • TheBelltower

    Not a fan of this car… it’s a lumbering mess IRL. Though the color is insanely good looking. Especially combined with the interior leather.

  • Nordschleife

    I am a man that still believes in the two door grand touring. I actually am quite sad that there are fewer and fewer affordable GT’s in the world. I wish I could afford this today. It speaks to who I am with both style and sophistication. Hopefully I’ll be able to afford a lightly used one. This color combination is sublime.

  • S3XY

    Meh. Make it electric and I might like it

  • TrevP


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