Just 80 of these limited edition Lexus LCs are coming to Europe
What’s that you say? You want news of a special edition V8 to kick off the week? Well, it just so happens that we’ve taken delivery of such news this very afternoon.
It arrives in the shape of the Lexus LC, now in its seventh year of existence and well into the stage of life when manufacturers take the ‘make a few in a different colour’ approach to keep interest alive.
Except Lexus hasn’t even gone that far, with ‘an exclusive signature black grille and ornamentation’ the only bits highlighted for their uniqueness on this, the Hokkaido Edition. Boo.
No, body colour choices amount to Flare Red, Sonic Platinum, F White and Graphite, with red or black fabric roofs available on Convertible models. You also get 21in alloys, LED headlights and ‘afterburner-style’ taillights to complete the look.
The interior is a mix of dark reds and blacks, with more red on the driver’s side to keep the focus on the occupant commanding the wheel. Sorry passengers.
Propulsion comes from a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid powertrain (Coupe only) or Lexus’s naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 (Coupe or Convertible). That’s 354bhp and 475bhp respectively, in case you needed reminding; 0-60kph in 4.7secs in either case.
Only 40 Hokkaido Editions will be made in each body type; no need to whip out the trusty TG calculator to work out that total.
Where does the name come from? Hokkaido island - found in Northern Japan - is home to Lexus’s Shibetsu proving ground, where the legendary LFA was developed.
Sales commence in April, by which point we should also know price details. Coupes start from £82,125 (RM450k) right now while Convertibles begin from £97,225 (RM533k). So we’d imagine a limited-run car will cost a fair bit more. Actually, where did we leave the trusty TG calculator?