The inspirational two-door is the most expensive Lexus LC 500 in America. The coupe starts at $ 110,420 (8.15 million rubles), while the open version Convertible asks for $ 119,800 (8.85 million). For comparison: an ordinary LC 500 costs from $ 92,950 (6.86 million) and in 2020 found 1,324 owners in the United States.
In the fall of 2017, Japanese pilot Yoshihide Muroya became the world champion in the “air race” Red Bull Air Racesetting a new track record for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (1: 03.026). Muroya owes much of his victory to Lexus engineers who previously worked on the supercar. LFA… They managed to increase the aerodynamic efficiency of the aircraft due to the “inverted wing”. Now Lexus has applied aviation expertise to its coupe LC 500 Inspiration Series sample of 2021. We have already seen Japanese version, and the American repeats it.
Muroya became the first pilot from Japan and across Asia to win a Red Bull Air Race. The victory was not easy due to technical malfunctions of the aircraft. For example, Yoshihide missed a flight day in Porto and took sixth place, and at the 14th stage in Kazan finished 13th.
The unusual wing of the aircraft “inspired” the new rear spoiler, which is made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) and goes “in the base” along with forged 21 “wheels. The body is painted only in black Obsidian color scheme.
“Sports” seats, multifunction steering wheel and automatic lever are finished in black Alcantara with Saddle Tan inserts. The door cards are adorned with carbon fiber overlays. The equipment includes a Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound system with 13 speakers (915 W) and a color head-up display.
Although the circulation of the series, as before, is limited to a hundred cars (there are number plates in the cabin), the “inspiring” LC 500 is equipped everyday: a gasoline aspirated V8 5.0 (477 hp, 540 N • m), a ten-speed “automatic” Direct- Shift and rear wheel drive. The coupe accelerates to 96.5 km / h in 4.4 seconds and consumes 9.4 l / 100 km in the EPA cycle. For the security complex Lexus Safety System+ you do not need to pay extra. In Russia, the LC 500 is now available only in the Sport + version with a price of 8,887,000 rubles.
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