Lexus is bringing back the LC 500 Inspiration Series, and once again, it will be a very limited edition model. Last year it was a yellow one, and this year, it receives a more subtle Nori Green paint job. Complementing the green exterior of the 2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series is a set of 21-inch wheels in a two-tone scheme.
The 2020 version of the LC 500 Inspiration Series takes to emerald seas with exclusive Nori Green Pearl paint — nori being the edible seaweed that tries to make an honest living wrapping sushi or onigiri. This time the two-tone interior doesn’t take its cue from the outside, opting for tan and amber contrasts. Lexus says the aesthetic game of dress-up “aims to evoke a more refined, mature coupe,” even though we’re certain two of the LC 500’s most profound attributes are refinement and maturity.
Lexus made no mechanical changes to the coupe, so it packs the same 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V-8 as other LC 500 models. The engine makes 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, enough to propel the coupe to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, according to our tests. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels.
The 2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series goes on sale this fall, and only 100 copies will be made for the U.S. Pricing has yet to be announced, but it should be close to last year’s model that went for $107,235.