If you're an automaker, you can't really ask for a better audience than the one that attends Monterey Car Week. For those of you who aren't dialed in, let me spell it out for you.

This one week in August is when the whales come out to play. From across the globe, car aficionados descend upon NoCal to geek out over everything old and new. If it has wheels, it's a hit.

Monterey Car Week — Lexus

The thinking is such: If you make a great enough appearance, the wallets will open up and blam-o, you'll sell some cars. So, not only are there all-new vehicle debuts and special premieres on the lawn at Pebble Beach, there's also a bunch of normal rides that get transformed for the weekend's festivities.

Case in point: Check out what Lexus brought to the party in form of the LC500 and UX250h.

The LC gets much more vibrant and exotic looking. via some all-new trimming and some new parts, whereas the all-new UX gets a much more sporty appearance thanks to Lexus' aftermarket partners who typically handle the marque's SEMA rides.

Learn more about both cars, below.

Monterey Car Week — Lexus

Lexus' press release follows:

The Lexus Inspiration Continues at the 67th Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

LC Inspiration Series Concept and Custom Lexus UX 250h Debut at Monterey Car Week

August 23, 2018
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(August 23, 2018) —  Lexus will mark its 21st year as a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance with the introduction of two new concept vehicles: the LC Inspiration Series Concept and the UX 250h Concept. Revealed for the first time at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, the concepts represent two very different takes on the future of luxury.
LC Inspiration Concept
There are common threads that run throughout the Lexus Inspiration Series — bold designs and exclusive features which help to create an ultimate expression of our flagship coupe.
The second vehicle in the Lexus Inspiration Series features Flare Yellow exterior paint and a unique set of black 21” forged alloy wheels. Their dark color contrasts with the vibrant yellow paint to give this LC an unmistakable look from any distance. A carbon fiber roof and an active rear spoiler round out the eye-catching elements of this striking coupe.
The interior of the LC Inspiration Series also gets several unique design elements. Bespoke Yellow door inserts made of Alcantara connect the exterior to the cabin while the touring seats feature semi-aniline leather with yellow stitching. That same stitching is also used on the instrument panel, console and glovebox to give the entire cabin a one-of-a-kind look.
The LC Inspiration Series concept is driven by a 471-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8 that sends its power to the rear wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s capable of delivering a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and up to 25 mpg on the highway. Production timing of this unique LC is under consideration and will be announced at a later date.

Customized Lexus UX 250h
It doesn’t hit dealers until December, but the all-new 2019 Lexus UX compact crossover is already drawing attention with its cutting-edge styling and luxurious interior.
Built exclusively for Lexus by Clark Ishihara of VIP Auto Salon, the custom UX 250h is transformed on the outside by an Oracal vehicle wrap. In addition to the striking color, this UX features a custom roof rack that holds a very special bicycle. The Lexus F SPORT Carbon Fiber Road Bicycle was created to mark the completion of the Lexus LFA supercar production run. Like the LFA, the Lexus F SPORT bicycle is also assembled by Takumi technicians and features the same CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) used in the body of the Lexus supercar.
Other modifications to the UX 250h include:
  • NIA Auto Design ABS Lip Kit
  • Vossen VFS-1  wheels and Nitto Invo tires
  • Apexi N1 EXV Damper Suspension
  • Apexi N1-X Full Catback Exhaust System 
  • Inno Base Rack System with slim fork lock bike system

SPIED! #MontereyCarWeek Delivers Some FLARE To The Lexus LC500 And A Miami Blue-like UX250h

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