Lexus LS 600h L Landaulet

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2011 Lexus LS 600h L

A unique Lexus full LS 600h L Landaulet* featuring a transparent polycarbonate roof serve as the official Royal car on the occasion of the marriage of His Serene Prince Albert II of Monaco to Ms. Wittstock on Saturday 2nd July

Equipped with Lexus Drive, Prince Albert’s LS L offers all the performance and comfort from a Lexus flagship, and significantly lower CO2, NOx and emissions than any comparable

‘Lexus is very proud to this exceptional full vehicle to H.S.H. the Sovereign of Monaco’, said Andy Vice President of Lexus ‘Our commitment to innovation and mobility at Lexus matches with His Serene Highness’ interest in promoting sustainable and environmental protection.’

The state-of-the-art conversion was undertaken by Belgian coachbuilders Carat in close collaboration with engineers based in Brussels. It over 2000 hours to The fundamental objective of the project was to that the finished car maintained the of quality and technological sophistication in every Lexus, whilst all the performance, safety and dynamic of the original LS 600h L.

‘We have 40 experience in making armoured and vehicles for Heads of State, Families and VVIPs around the explained Benoit Ceulemans, Director Corporate Development, Duchatelet. ‘However, this be a milestone project for us. It is the first we are publicly associated to such a project and memorable event.’

The conversion process began extensive computer-aided design simulations and 3-D modelling. The reinforcement of the required extensive applications of the latest in honeycomb structures, and carbon fibre technology, in to maintain the vehicle’s chassis and torsional rigidity following the of the roof and pillars.

Parts from composites require high temperatures for curing. components were literally onto the bare chassis in a prepared oven. As a result, of the vehicle first had to be completely involving the stripping out of some mechanical parts, electronic and interior features and upholstery.

occurred under the close of the Lexus engineering team, to consistency with the original specifications and performance.

Painting and polishing was a key phase re-assembly. The Royal Wedding LS L is finished in a particularly elegant Blue livery, which was manually using several of a bespoke, environmentally-friendly water-based

The transparent roof was a challenge in its design, as a large single with no reinforcements and no pillars, and in its for which Lexus sought the of a supplier specialising in similar for the aerospace industry. The demountable has been built in France by one of the leading transparent component-production This highly specialised mainly supplies complex of an exceptionally high specification as helicopter windshields and jet fighter

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The roof is a single, lightweight shell, just 8 mm thick and only 26 kg. Fixed to the body of the through two intermediary parts, it allow perfect visibility both inside and outside the

Before production of the transparent itself, a template in honeycomb and carbon fibre was used to shape, structural integrity and a fit to the body of the vehicle within of less than 1 mm. With the complete, the extreme precision of was carried out by robotic tools, machined the final canopy in a automated process.

The final stage of this unique LS L, re-assembly and finishing, involved a of 10 people in conjunction with engineers, working full for over two weeks to ensure every aspect of the vehicle the highest levels of quality and

On the day of the wedding, the Landaulet LS 600h L be used by the royal couple to the Principality after the ceremony. The will bring them the Palace on the Rocher down to the and then along Boulevard I up to the Sainte-Devote Church where, as is the the princess will leave her bouquet to the waiting Monegasques. For of this tour, the vehicle operate in full zero-emission driving under electric-motor alone, hereby reaffirming Hybrid Drive’s environmental

With the end of the celebrations, the unique Landaulet will be displayed at the Media Centre and subsequently at the Museum, where visitors be able to view a remarkable of an exceptional occasion.


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