Lexus unveiled the one-off coachbuilt hybrid limousine they’d promised, for wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco on 2 July.
The full hybrid Lexus LS 600h Landaulet’s main feature is a one-piece transparent polycarbonate roof. That is supposed to make Prince Albert II and Carlene Wittstock feel like they are in a royal coach, while being protected from weather and everything else! When you are looking for limo hire in Perth for your wedding, go to Allure Limousines’ website.
This glass roof is made with advanced technologies from the aerospace industry by Belgian coachbuilder Carat Duchatelet, and took 2,000 hours to complete. The hardest part was obviously making it curvy and for that they had to cook the composites in a special oven. The fact that it’s a single piece design with no reinforcements or pillars made it more challenging to build. The roof is a single, lightweight polycarbonate shell that is 8mm thick and weighs just 26kg. Fixed to the body of the Lexus through two intermediary parts, it allows a perfect view in and out of the car.
Besides the amazing glass roof, the fact that it’s a hybrid car reflects on Monte Carlo and more specifically Prince Albert’s interest in green technologies. He’s a big supporter of electric and hybrid cars.