Lexus just took its coolest car to the next level with all-black, airplane-inspired styling - check it out


2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_017 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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  • The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration series is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe.
  • Lexus is only making 100 examples of the all-black special edition.
  • It has a rear spoiler inspired by a race plane's wing.
  • No pricing was announced at this time, but it will likely cost more than the regular $93,000 Lexus LC 500.
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The Lexus LC 500 is undeniably cool. Our review of it can tell you that much. And when Lexus murders one out and only makes 100 of them? Even better.

"Murdered out" is a term here that means an all-black car that also has other all-black accents, like its wheels, according to the great defining resource of our time, Urban Dictionary. This is the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series and it'll be made in quite limited numbers, according to a company press release.

The car's wing is of particular interest. Lexus says it was inspired by air race pilot Yoshihide Muroya's plane. Lexus engineers made a carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic rear spoiler for the car that's based on a wing from Muroya's race plane.

Keep reading to see one of the coolest Lexus cars in recent memory.

Lexus just unveiled the 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series, which is a special edition of the gorgeous LC 500 coupe. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_004 scaled 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The company will only make 100 examples of the LC 500 Inspiration Series. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_018 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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Lexus says the Inspiration Series will have features found on no other LC 500. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_020 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The forged-alloy wheels, for example, are 21 inches in diameter. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_010 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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They completely fill out the car's wheel wells. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_021 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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Only one exterior color will be offered: Obsidian. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_013 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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There's a Torsen limited-slip differential that improves traction and handling. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_001 scaled 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The engine is still the familiar 471-horsepower naturally aspirated V8. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_015 scaled 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The LC 500 is one of the last cars being made that still offers a naturally aspirated V8 engine. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_014 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The Inspiration Series draws inspiration from air race pilot Yoshihide Muroya's plane. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_022 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The car's rear wing was directly inspired by a wing on Muroya's plane. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_016 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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It's made from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, which means it's very light but also very rigid. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_023 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The final version of the wing is more than six feet wide. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_019 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The all-black look is great for the LC 500, which is already a wonderful-looking car. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_017 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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This is what a normal LC 500 looks like. lexus lc500 The Lexus LC500.

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All 2021 LC 500 have an Active Exhaust function, which makes starting up the car extra loud. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_002 scaled 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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There's a serialized badge in the center console. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_009 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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So you know which of the 100 examples you have. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_006 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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The rest of the interior is trimmed in black Alcantara and tan accents. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_008 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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It also has TAN SEAT BELTS! 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_007 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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Feel free to make your own black and tan jokes here. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_005 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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Lexus' controversial large grille has always looked good on the LC 500. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_011 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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Lexus didn't say how much the 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series will cost, but a normal LC 500 starts at around $93,000. So expect it to cost a bit more than that. 2021_Lexus_LC_500_Inspiration_Series_003 scaled 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series.

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