Aggressive style, impressive technology, exhilarating performance—three strengths that put the Lexus LC 500 luxury performance coupe in a class of its own. Three strengths that also make the LC 500 the perfect match for Black Panther, a Marvel legend who exists in a class of his own. See them come together in the exclusive digital graphic novel, Black Panther: Soul Of A Machine.
When the cybernetic artificial intelligence, Machinesmith, infiltrates all of Wakanda’s systems, the very existence of human civilization is threatened. It is up to six Wakandan science apprentices and six Takumi Masters, working with Black Panther and his sister, Shuri, to create the ultimate machine to stop Machinesmith’s flawed, but deeply felt, vision for integrating man and technology into harmonious perfection.
An epic graphic novel with six different points of view deserves six different variant covers. Here’s where you can view and share them all, and get an exclusive look at an animated mural that comes to life when all six covers unite.
The Lexus LC 500. A true super hero's story from concept to reality. Lexus Takumi craftsmanship, hand-stitched features, hand-selected materials and an obsessive attention to detail come together to create the most expressive Lexus ever built. Near-perfect weight distribution, a strikingly low center of gravity and instinctive handling license you to experience the future of Lexus high performance.
The entire Lexus family is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Marvel and the upcoming Marvel Studios' Black Panther film. Black Panther is the centerpiece of an amazing moment in history that Lexus is honored to be a part of. In that spirit, we are proud to announce the upcoming graphic novel, Black Panther: Soul of a Machine. This interactive story is completely original, and takes place in the Marvel universe featuring a fresh Black Panther storyline created by Marvel legend and Deadpool co-creator, Fabian Nicieza.
Dubbed the Black Panther inspired LC Concept Coupe, world renowned automotive customizers West Coast Customs created a Lexus vehicle like no other. Fit for a Marvel hero who is also a king, the Black Panther Inspired LC is part Lexus Takumi craftmanship, part Wakandan knowhow, and all badass.
Much like Black Panther's uniform, the exterior of the Black panther inspired LC is reinforced with a layer of Wakandan Vibranium (a mythological ore with mysterious properties), make the vehicle almost entirely bulletproof. A top-secret vibraniun refining process also provides a self-sustaining fueling component, a vibranium-powered arc reactor, that enhances this LC's driving dynamics and technological prowess.
Lexus announced their collaboration with Marvel in true super hero style at an exclusive VIP event on July 21, during 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. The star-studded event featured hundreds of guests, including stars from the upcoming Marvel Studios' Black Panther film, a special musical performance and the unveiling of the covers for the exclusive graphic novel, Black Panther: Soul of a Machine.