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'Float like a butterfly' - New Lexus LC limited edition in SA

2018-05-25 15:15

Image: Motorpress

Lexus has drawn inspiration from the shimmering blue of a butterfly's wings to develop an exterior paint a new, special version of its LC flagship coupe.

The LC Limited Edition, available in a V8-powered LC 500, features a dazzling, new shade of blue that takes vehicle colour to a new level. It will be available in August.

Called Morphic Blue, the new pigment is the result of 15 years of painstaking advanced technology research by Lexus to develop a finish that is deeper, more lustrous and more "blue" than anything seen before.

Butterfly inspired

It was inspired by the blue wings of the American Morpho butterfly and incorporates 300 billion nano-structure (super-small) pigment flakes that generate iridescence, giving the impression of the colour constantly changing with the light.

The interior also sports a bespoke cabin presented with a blue colour scheme that combines orange, blue and white hues and features the use of materials including semi-aniline leather accents and Alcantara.

The exclusivity of the LC Morphic Blue Limited Edition is also reflected in the fitting of carbon-fibre scuff plates.

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Lexus SA says the Morphic Blue paint ensures the special LC coupe stands out from every other car on the road. The LC Morphic Blue Limited Edition adds extra elements of exclusivity and hand-finished quality to the brand's sensuously designed coupe.

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                                                                       Image: Motorpress

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