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Lexus LC500h Matte Prototype unveiled, previews possible new variant

The 'Space Orange' paintwork could reach production as a special edition LC.

Lexus has unveiled the LC500h Matte Prototype at the 2019 Barcelona motor show, which was created to show off the company’s efforts in using unique colours and textures. 

Painted in an eye-catching colour called ‘Space Orange’, the matte colour of the LC500h was reportedly inspired by the orange tones that can be seen when looking towards the sun. 

The LC500h interior also features orange parts. The LC500h interior also features orange parts.

The look is further enhanced by black 21-inch alloy wheels and a carbon-fibre roof.

Inside the LC500h Matte Prototype, the orange theme is continued where it’s used on the instrument, the steering wheel and the door inserts.

The LC500h Matte Prototype features black 21-inch alloy wheels. The LC500h Matte Prototype features black 21-inch alloy wheels.

Mechanically, the Matte Prototype is identical to the regular LC500h and uses the same 3.5-litre petrol V6, lithium-ion battery pack and a four-speed CVT gearbox.

The LC500h Matte Prototype is not yet confirmed for production, though could reach showrooms as a special edition version of the big Lexus coupe.

The Matte Prototype could be a preview of a special production model. The Matte Prototype could be a preview of a special production model.

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