Being a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Lexus took advantage of the prestigious event to unveil two new concepts that represent the luxury carmaker’s different takes on the future of luxury – the new Lexus LC Inspiration Series Concept and the new Lexus UX 250h Concept.
The Lexus LC Inspiration Series Concept is essentially the second vehicle in the carmaker’s Inspiration Series. The first Inspiration Series was an LC 500 finished in Structural Blue and inspired by a superhero from the Marvel cinematic universe -- King T’Challa, the monarch of Wakanda. Both the LC 500 Inspiration Series and the LC Inspiration Series Concept are regarded by Lexus as ultimate expressions of their flagship coupe, as marked by bold designs and exclusive elements.
While the first Inspiration Series wrapped in Structural Blue, the Lexus LC Inspiration Series Concept is finished in Flare Yellow exterior paint. This concept rides on a distinct set of black 21-inch forged alloy wheels. It also features a carbon fiber roof and an active rear spoiler.
Inside, the Lexus LC Inspiration Series features bespoke yellow door inserts made of Alcantara as well as semi-aniline leather touring seats with yellow stitching. This yellow stitching is also found on the instrument panel, glove box and the console.
The powertrain behind the Lexus LC Inspiration Series Concept haven’t changed a bit – it is still the 5.0-liter V8 engine that can send 471 hp of output to the rear wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission. This allows LC Inspiration Series Concept to sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds and to return up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
On the other hand, the Lexus UX 250h Concept unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a customized version of the all-new compact crossover that will arrive at dealerships this December. This customized version is built exclusively by Clark Ishihara of VIP Auto Salon for Lexus.
Featuring an Oracal vehicle wrap, the Lexus UX 250h Concept comes with features a custom roof rack, an Inno Base Rack System with slim fork lock bike system. At its presentation, the UX 250h Concept carries the Lexus F SPORT Carbon Fiber Road Bicycle – a special model built to mark the completion of the Lexus LFA supercar production run – on the roof rack.
Riding on Vossen VFS-1 wheels and Nitto Invo tires, the Lexus UX 250h Concept features NIA Auto Design ABS Lip Kit as well as Apexi N1 EXV Damper Suspension and Apexi N1-X Full Catback Exhaust System.