Black Panther’s Lexus LC 500 Reigns Supreme at the Petersen


Black Panther‘s Lexus LC 500 Reigns Supreme at the Petersen

Team Speed went behind-the-scenes at the Petersen Automotive Museum’s newest star-studded exhibit, opening May 5.

Team Speed was fortunate enough to attend the preview of the Petersen Automotive Museum’s latest exhibit, “Hollywood Dream Machines.” We were attending the second annual Future of the Automobile Conference where industry leaders gather to discuss how the automotive industry is impacted by various challenges. And then we spotted it. The Structural Blue Lexus LC 500 from Black Panther!

It was our time. Well, our time to be one-on-one with a scene-stealer from the 2018 blockbuster.

Black Panther 2018 Lexus LC 500

It did not disappoint. After all, it does takes some major star power to hold your own alongside Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan.

Black Panther 2018 Lexus LC 500

The car is featured alongside a fleet of amazing rides from the movies at the Petersen exhibit. Other memorable vehicles include the DeLorean DMC-12 from Back to the Future, Tony Stark’s 2008 Audi R8 from Iron Man, a Ford Mustang King Cobra from  Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and more from 20  films on display.

Black Panther 2018 Lexus LC 500

We loved seeing the LC 500 with bullet holes and feline scratches from the epic chase scene. Does it translate from film to real life? Yes, so much yes!

If you are in the Los Angeles area, do check out this exhibit. It, unlike Wakanda, will not be forever–it runs until March of 2020. Soon, you never know–snap–it could be gone like that!

Photos for Team Speed by David Ciminelli

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S.J. Bryan

Longtime automotive journalist S.J. Bryan has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is an editor with Ford Truck Enthusiasts and regular contributor to F-150 Online, Harley-Davidson Forums, and The Mustang Source, among other popular auto sites.

Bryan first discovered her passion for all things automotive riding in her parent’s 1968 Ford Mustang. The automotive expert cut her teeth growing up riding on Harleys, and her first car was a Chevy Nova. Despite her lead foot, Bryan has yet to receive a speeding ticket.

The award-winning former playwright was first published at age 18. She has worked extensively as a writer and editor for a number of lifestyle and pop culture publications.

The diehard gearhead is a big fan of American muscle cars, sixth-gen Ford trucks, and Oxford commas.

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