To celebrate the release of the Black Panther movie in February 2018, Lexus paired up with Marvel Studios to make a customized LC500 coupe which debuted on the Lexus stand at SEMA this year.
Powered by Vibranium, the mythical ore found in his home country of Wakanda, King T’Challa would be getting excellent mileage cruising around the jungle. Along with the bulletproof vibranium laced blue swirl paint work, wide body kit, giant 10 spoke wheels and blue neon under glow, the King would find it hard to keep a low profile.
House of Kolor Silver-White Marblizer was used over the whole vehicle then covered with Shimrin 2 Cobalt Blue kandy to create the mythical paint job as well as the Black Panther face mask graphics on the bonnet. The magician behind this transformation was Ryan ‘ Ryno’ Templeton of West Coast Customs.
This car won’t feature in the movie, but the new LC Inspiration Series coupe will. Limited to just 100 examples, the flagship model will surely become a collector’s item.
The final piece of the Lexus SEMA display was the new 8-part graphic novel ‘Black Panther: Soul of the Machine’ which like in the movie, the LC makes an appearance. Only the first four chapters have been released, with the final four set for release mid-November.