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Shut the front door, it's a green and tan Lexus LC500
World's best colour scheme is applied to a V8 rear-drive coupe. God help us
Few motor car colour schemes please the TG office as much as green and tan. And few car layouts titillate us much as a front-mounted nat-asp V8 driving only the axle behind it. So you can understand we’ve all been in quite a state since discovering this special edition Lexus LC500, despite its slightly cloying name.
The 2020 Inspiration Series may have a title more befitting of a new herbal tea or scented candle, but it’s a green, tan, nat-asp V8, rear-drive coupe. The performance car recipe has apparently been completed.
But while this may be a car with an ear-splitting engine note and a propensity for skids, Lexus reckons its inspirational makeover makes it more grown up. “This new limited-production LC aims to evoke a more refined, mature coupe,” we’re told. Good luck making us act mature with 471bhp spinning the rear wheels.
As well as its classily hued leather, the interior gains additional Alcantara as well as a laser-cut numbered plaque that references “the geometric shapes found in the rear brake lights”. Numbered, because just 100 of these will be sold in the US. None for Europe (as yet) and crucially, none with the LC’s slightly dopey hybrid powertrain. Perhaps it really is inspirational.
Prices are yet to be announced, but if it ends up being more dollars than you can accrue, then rest assured the LC500’s budget cousin – the similarly front-engine, rear-drive Toyota 86 – also gets a green and tan special. And we like that very much too.