As the extremely beautiful Lexus LC 500 is gearing up for market launch in the U.S., the company marks the occasion by unveiling the very first custom version of the coupe at the SEMA show. Built in partnership with Gordon Ting/Beyond Marketing, the custom LC features aftermarket body work, upgraded suspension, brakes, wheels, tires, and new interior.
Boasting a Gloss Yellow wrap, the custom Lexus LC 500 relies for its styling on bespoke fender flares, a front diffuser, side skirts, a rear diffuser and rear wing, plus KW Suspension with hydraulic lift and a set of 22” HRE P101 wheels in satin charcoal with Pirelli P Zero Nero Tires, plus Brembo brakes with a custom caliper color.
The combination of these elements makes the car sexier and more appealing, but subtly so. The interior, however, is miles apart what with the carbon fiber Sparco race seats accompany the Evasive Motorsports GT3 spec race interior and safety cage. At the heart of the custom yellow Lexus LC 500 is the 5.0-L naturally aspirated V8 engine which has been increased the displacement to 5.6 liters by Club DSPORT and fitted with CP Pistons and Carrillo connecting rods. These and other mechanical upgrades boost the output to 525 horsepower, which explains the bare interior and the roll cage.
“The LC 500 looks beautiful and has a fantastic foundation of performance and driving characteristics,” said Gordon Ting, Beyond Marketing. “I wanted to use that groundwork to develop a high-performance, aggressive-looking LC 500 that is tough yet luxurious, and has serious chops thanks to the custom engine.”