Lexus has unveiled a one-off Midnight Blue LS600h Landaulet for the July 2nd wedding of Prince Albert of Monaco. Belgian coachbuilder Carat Duchatelet completed the conversion, but Lexus engineers partook in the project to ensure the highest levels of quality. The Landaulet has recently been completed, and took more than 2,000 hours to complete.
To compensate for the loss of strength in the roof, engineers equipped the LS with Kevlar and carbon fiber composite materials to “achieve suitable chassis stiffness and torsional rigidity.”
An aerospace firm based in France was used for the transparent roof design, a company that usually specializes in windshields for helicopters and fighter jet canopies. The LS is now fitted with a lightweight polycarbonate shell that has replaced the metal roof structure. The shell is 8mm thick and only weighs 57 pounds.
After the wedding, the LS will chauffeur Prince Albert II of Monaco and his soon to be wife Carlene Wittstock on a tour of the principality in electric vehicle mode.