What Took Lexus 15 Years to Develop this Blue Paint? Lexus has been developing the new shade of LC Structural Blue. The Drive explains that it was inspired by the blue Morpho butterfly, the Structural Blue consists of a iridescent hue that constantly shifts as light moves over it. To put this in perspective, Lexus claims that their while normal automotive blue paint reflects less than 50% of incoming light as blue, while the new color reflects almost 100%.
The color is exclusively on the LC Structural Blue Edition. The exclusive model takes eight months, 12 production steps, and 20 quality inspections to produce, resulting in only two models being built every day. Other stand out features of the Structural Blue edition include carbon scuff plates and a blue-on-orange-Alcantara interio. The models are built at the same location that the LFA was built, Motomachi.