“Inspiration Series” takes Lexus’ flagship products and makes them even more exclusive and distinguished.
With this vehicle, Lexus took the LC Inspiration Series vision one step further into a universe that defies reality. Lexus and Marvel Studios have collaborated to pair the 2018 Lexus LC 500 with Marvel’s dynamic Black Panther character in the highly anticipated film, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” in U.S. theaters Feb. 16, 2018.
Lexus presented two new concepts inspired by the collaboration with Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”—a 2018 LC Inspiration Series production car and a concept coupe dubbed the Black Panther Inspired LC.
The limited-edition 2018 Lexus LC Inspiration Series features an exclusive deeply saturated, iridescent Structural Blue color. This vehicle is the first in a succession of Inspiration Series vehicles Lexus plans to create for each of its flagship models.
“The Inspiration Series takes our flagship products and makes them even more exclusive and distinguished,” said Brian Bolain, general manager, Lexus marketing. “Our collaboration with Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ features a technologically advanced blue LC and was the perfect inspiration for the first car in the Series.”
Separately, the Black Panther Inspired LC concept coupe is a celebration of the Black Panther and Wakanda itself—complete with a powertrain that gets an extra boost from vibranium, the mythical ore found only in the Black Panther’s home of Wakanda.
“Aggressive style, impressive technology, exhilarating performance—three strengths that put the Lexus LC 500 luxury performance coupe in a class of its own. Three strengths that also make the LC 500 the perfect match for Black Panther, a Marvel legend who exists in a class of his own. See them come together in the exclusive digital graphic novel, Black Panther: Soul Of A Machine,” explained the authors.
Black Panther Inspired LC Car
Fit for a Super Hero who is also a king, this vehicle is part Lexus Takumi craftsmanship, part Wakandanvibranium engineering and all badass.
This concept vehicle incorporates (mythical) vibranium into its very core to provide added boost. Much likeBlack Panther’s uniform, the sheet metal of the Black Panther Inspired LC is reinforced with a layer ofvibranium weave, making the vehicle almost entirely bulletproof. Top-secret refinement processes alsoallow for a self-sustaining fueling component (vibranium-powered core) that enhances the Black Panther
Inspired LC’s driving dynamics.
Additional features of the Black Panther Inspired LC include: pulsating underbody glow, side-view mirror design based on a panther’s claw with instinctual positioning technology to align with driver’s eyeline,Black Panther mask inlay on hood with vibranium-powered core indicator nodes, vibranium-infused self-healing paint treatment, customized body-widening kit, system controlled by unique Wakandan B-CPU (Brain/Computer Interface) creating a symbiotic relationship between the vehicle and its driver, Remote Pilot Kimoyo Bead Interface allows the Black Panther Inspired LC to be driven remotely from control stations within Birnin Zana.
“Black Panther: Soul of a Machine” Custom Graphic Novel
Lexus and Marvel Custom Solutions also released the first four chapters of the graphic novel, “Black Panther: Soul of a Machine.” Envisioned by head writer Fabian Nicieza, the story teams Black Panther with the ultimate machine—the LC 500—as they work together to thwart Machinesmith’s villainous plans to infiltrate Wakanda’s systems. Contributors to the novel include Geoffrey Thorne and Chuck Brown. The full novel will be released in Dec. 2017.