Named after the Hokkaido which is also home of the Lexus Shibetsu proving ground where the LC was tuned, the Nagoya-based carmaker is expanding its LC offering with the introduction of the limited-run Hokkaido Edition.
Available for both the coupe and convertible LC models, the Hokkaido Edition can be had in Frare Red, Sonic Platinum, F White or graphite exterior hue choices. The exterior features an exclusive black signature grille and ornamentation, LED headlights, ‘afterburner-style’ rear lights plus 21” alloy wheels. The convertible’s roof can be ordered in either striking red or black fabric.
Inside the cabin, the colour scheme is a dramatic black and dark rose that echoes its volcanic backstory, with red dominating on the driver side and a more calming black for the passenger side.
Buyers can choose between an LC500h or LC500 variants that both feature a 3.5-litre V6 Multi-Stage Hybrid or high-revving 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine respectively. The LC 500h houses the smaller 3.5-litre V6 engine with high-output, permanent-magnet, electric-drive motor with EV mode. In the case of the LC500, it boasts a 5.0-litre normally-aspirated V8 petrol engine that delivers 351 kW and 540 Nm plus a 10-speed automatic transmission.
There aren’t any known tweaks to the engine as part of the special edition.
Lexus says it will only build 40 cars per body type for European customers with the cars going on sale from next month.