Is this the ultimate wedding car? We think it could be. Last week we unveiled the LS 600h L Landaulet that will be the official vehicle for the marriage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock. We’re now pleased to share the official video of this unique Lexus ahead of the special occasion:
Thousands of hours have been spent converting the saloon in preparation for the day. The process began with computer-aided design calculation, simulations and 3D modelling. Much of the original LS 600h L had to be dismantled, with around 20,000 mechanical parts, electric component and interior features and upholstery being stripped out. Re-assembly was carried out under close supervision of a Lexus engineering team to ensure consistency with original vehicle specifications and performance.
The transparent roof presented a challenge in both design, as a large, single piece with no reinforcements or pillars, and in manufacturing. To make the roof, Lexus collaborated with a specialist company that supplies similar components to the aerospace industry for helicopter windscreens and fighter jet canopies.
The roof is a single, lightweight polycarbonate shell that is 8mm thick and weighs just 26kg. Fixed to the body of the Lexus through two intermediary parts, it allows a perfect view in and out of the car. The final stage of the conversion, re-assembly and finishing took a team of 10 specialists working with Lexus engineers more than two weeks to complete.
If you would like to know more about the conversion, visit our YouTube channel to see video highlights from each stage of the build.