There’s more to this beauty than meets the eye

On its own, the Lexus LC 500 is a flamboyant car. The unmistakable styling cues give it a look that’s all its own, and its 471-horsepower V-8 engine helps it straddle the line between a capable touring car and an everyday supercar. But just as the LC 500 already has its own identity, there are still ways to bring out even more of its personality. That’s what we get with the LC 500 Yellow Edition, the latest in a long line of exclusive additions to the flagship coupe’s range.

Lexus LC Yellow Edition Exterior

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The exterior is eye-catching, thanks to a vibrant exterior paint called Flare Yellow

Color us intrigued, folks. The Lexus LC Yellow Edition is a sparkling example of a special edition Lexus done right. The exterior is eye-catching, thanks to a vibrant exterior paint called Flare Yellow. It really is just yellow on the surface, but there is a hint of a mango-like color to it, too. That’s the extent of the aesthetic upgrades to the exterior, but Lexus also gave the LC 500 a handful of extra aero bits, specifically the carbon fiber reinforced plastic rear spoiler. That piece of equipment is more than just eye candy on an already attractive sports coupe. More important than its visual appeal is its role in helping the LC’s stability, especially when it’s going at high speeds. In fact, the spoiler automatically deploys at speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour. A set of 21-inch forged alloy wheels complete the dynamic exterior look of the LC Yellow Edition.

Lexus LC Yellow Edition Interior

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The LC Yellow Edition’s interior is blanketed by a generous amount of semi-Aniline leather and Alcantara

Step inside the sports coupe, and you’ll get enveloped in a cocoon of luxury. The LC Yellow Edition’s interior is blanketed by a generous amount of semi-Aniline leather and Alcantara, manifesting themselves in black, white, and warm yellow color schemes. The play in colors is less vibrant than the exterior, but it’s no less effective in providing that luxury touch that Lexus is becoming known for. Toyota’s luxury brand may not elicit the same level of prestige as its European rivals, but with special edition models like this one, it’s slowly making a case for itself.

The 10-way power-adjustable front seats, in particular, are dressed in semi-aniline leather, while the headlining above is all Alcantara. In between, there are yellow Alcantara inserts in the door panels and warm yellow contrast stitching on the white leather seats, instrument panel, steering wheel, and center console armrest.

Lecus LC Yellow Edition Drivetrain and Performance

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The LC Yellow Edition also features a bevy of performance and handling features, including Dynamic Handling and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS)

In keeping with its status as a pure-bred Lexus, the LC Yellow Edition also features a +*-bevy of performance and handling features, including Dynamic Handling and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). This system allows four-wheel steering, which enables the driver to independently control the front and rear wheel steering angles. A Torsen limited-slip differential is also included in the LC Sport+ specification from which the LC Yellow Edition is based on.

The Lexus LC Yellow Edition is available as either an LC 500 or LC 500h. The 500 model makes use of a 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated, V-8 that produces 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. That much power helps the LC 500 sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 168 mph. The LC500h, on the other hand, is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that combines with a pair of electric motors and a lithium-ion battery to produce 354 horsepower. It’s not as powerful as the gas-powered LC 500, but it’s still potent enough to sprint from 0 to 62 mph 4.7 seconds before it reaches a top speed of 155 mph.

Lexus LC Yellow Edition Pricing and Conclusion

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Regardless of the LC 500 model you want to get your LC Yellow Editions in, don’t expect the special edition sports coupe to come cheap. The price for the LC 500h already starts at $96,510, so expect the limited-run version to cost a lot more than that, possibly as high as $110,000. It’s the same story with the non-hybrid LC 500, which starts at $92,000. Opt for the Yellow Edition, and your cost could balloon up to around $105,000.

Regardless of the prices, the LC Yellow Edition will be displayed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show in October. Customer deliveries will begin in the fall of this year.

Further reading

2018 Lexus LC 500 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus LC 500.

The 2018 Lexus LC500 is the Definitive Grand Tourer Exterior
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Read our full driven review on the 2018 Lexus LC 500.

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The new Yellow Edition is an exclusive addition to Lexus’ LC flagship coupe range
Vibrant Flare Yellow exterior paintwork and unique interior finish in black, white and warm yellow high quality materials including semi-Aniline leather and Alcantara
Sport+ equipment specification includes Lexus Dynamic Handling with Variable Gear Ratio Steering and four-wheel steering, Torsen limited-slip differential, 21-inch forged alloy wheels and carbon fibre reinforced plastic roof and active rear spoiler
Luxury cabin features include head-up display, Alcantara headlining and 10-way power-adjustable front seats in semi-aniline leather
Lexus is introducing a dazzling new addition to its LC flagship coupe range with the launch of the new LC Yellow Edition. True to its name it sports a vibrant Flare Yellow paint finish that shows off the LC’s award-winning styling to excellent effect.

The special colour theme continues in the cabin, where the black door panels are enhanced by warm yellow Alcantara inserts. The warm yellow shade is also featured in contrast stitching details on the white leather seats, instrument panel, steering wheel and centre console arm rest, exemplifying the takumi craftsmanship that is a distinguishing feature of Lexus luxury. The cabin also features a driver’s head-up display, an Alcantara headlining and 10-way power adjustment for the front seats in semi-aniline leather.

Head-turning looks aside, the LC Yellow Edition benefits from advanced performance and handling features that are part of the LC Sport+ specification. Agile, secure handling and superb responsiveness are delivered thanks to Lexus Dynamic Handling and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS) with four-wheel steering, which independently controls front and rear wheel steering angles, and a Torsen limited-slip differential. These advanced systems allow the driver to fully exploit the full potential of the LC’s GA-L global architecture platform with its excellent balance and low centre of gravity.

Special external features include 21-inch forged alloy wheels and a roof and active rear spoiler crafted in lightweight-yet-strong carbon fibre reinforced plastic. The spoiler plays a specific role in maintaining vehicle stability, automatically deploying at speeds above 80 km/h.

Yellow Edition versions of both the LC 500h, with Lexus’ revolutionary self-charging Multi Stage Hybrid System, and the LC 500, powered by a 477 DIN hp naturally aspirated V8 engine with 10-speed automatic transmission, will be available.

The LC Yellow Edition will be displayed on the Lexus stand at Paris Motor Show in October. Customer deliveries will be from the autumn of this year.

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