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Graphic novel unveiled alongside #lcinspirationseries
and Black Panther Inspired LCOctober 24, 2017LOS ANGELES (Oct. 24, 2017) — When a Super Hero is your muse, the results can be amazing. And #lexus
is proving just that with two new vehicles inspired by its team-up with Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther”—a 2018 #lcinspirationseries
production car and a #concept
coupe dubbed the #blackpantherinspiredlc
. As previously announced, #lexus
and Marvel 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 February 16, 2018.
The limited-edition 2018 #lexus #lcinspirationseries
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 #blackpantherinspiredlc #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.
“With this vehicle,” Bolain added, “we took the #lcinspirationseries
vision one step further into a universe that defies reality.”
“This is what it’s all about,” said Mindy Hamilton, Marvel’s senior vice president of global partnerships and marketing. “We’re bringing our two worlds together by letting our imaginations run wild like there are no limits to what’s possible. That’s what Black Panther and the nation of Wakanda represent in the film, and it’s been incredible to work with #lexus
as we attempt to re-create that ideology here in our own corner of the universe.” 2018 #lc Inspiration Series
The first vehicle in Lexus’ Inspiration Series is a limited-edition 2018 #lexus
LC, celebrating the attributes of sophistication, performance and innovation embodied by the Black Panther character, King T’Challa, and his home country of Wakanda. With only 100 slated to be sold in the U.S., the #lexus #lcinspirationseries
features a first-of-its-kind paint technique called Structural Blue. Inspired by the morpho butterfly, the paint is developed through an eight-month process. While the paint contains no actual blue pigment, its unique construction reflects blue light and highlights the vehicle’s dynamic #design
and features to produce a compelling motion effect even when parked. A more in-depth look at the technology can be found here
Additional features of the Inspiration Series #lc
- Unique carbon fiber scuff plate
- Bespoke white interior
- 21" forged alloy wheels
- Signature Barneys sommelier set, a limited-edition collection of barware inspired by the vehicle’s elegant design
The Inspiration Series #lc
will be available in Spring 2018 and pricing will be announced closer to that time. Black Panther Inspired LC Car
Fit for a Super Hero who is also a king, this vehicle is part #lexus
Takumi craftsmanship, part Wakandan vibranium engineering and all badass.
vehicle incorporates (mythical) vibranium into its very core to provide added boost. Much like Black Panther’s uniform, the sheet metal of the #blackpantherinspiredlc
is reinforced with a layer of vibranium weave, making the vehicle almost entirely bulletproof. Top-secret refinement processes also allow for a self-sustaining fueling component (vibranium-powered core) that enhances the Black Panther Inspired LC’s driving dynamics.
Additional features of the #blackpantherinspiredlc
“Black Panther: Soul of a Machine” #custom Graphic Novel
- 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 #blackpantherinspiredlc to be driven remotely from control stations within Birnin Zana
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. To read the first four chapters, visit https://marvel.com/lexuslc
See photos of the Inspiration Series #lc
. Both vehicles will be on display at the #lexus
booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (SEMA) Central Hall Booth #21601 starting on Oct. 31, 2017.
is not available for purchase.
Lexus' passion for brave #design
, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers. Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, #lexus
has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, #lexus
vehicles are sold through 238 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With five models incorporating #lexus
Hybrid Drive, #lexus
is the luxury hybrid leader. #lexus
also offers six F SPORT models and two F performance models.