Lexus teamed up with Adidas, S.E.E.D, Calty Design Research and 3D printing company Carbon to unveil an all-new Lexus RX 500h F SPORT that celebrates Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”. The exterior features a Wakandan-inspired print and purple colorway used throughout the Adidas sportswear collection, while a diamond pattern is inlayed across the hood, inspired by the Black Panther’s claw necklace.
Step inside, and you’ll find Adidas’s custom Wakanda-inspired tribal gold print that covers sections of the seating surfaces and an F SPORT door sill plate translated in the Wakandan alphabet (), along with “Wakanda Forever” (), which is embroidered on the steering wheel. The front head rests sport Lexus’s signature emblem and the rear center head rest features Adidas’s familiar logo. There’s no word yet on if we’ll see a limited edition production model with these designs.
- This set features a LEGO brick-built version of Shuri's awesome Sunbird plane from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever plus 4 character minifigures
- The Black Panther buildable toy airship is easily reconfigurable and features folding wings and 2 front-mounted stud shooters
- There is also a storage compartment at the rear for the minifigures' weapons and 2 large ball-jointed engines that kids can tilt and rotate
Lexus, adidas and Wakanda Forever may seem like they come from totally different worlds but the thread that draws everything together is the pursuit and leadership in unique storytelling and innovative technology. Because of this common thread, the S.E.E.D. designers have such a unique and exciting task ahead of them to create something really artful and cool,” said Alex Shen, chief designer at Calty Design Research.