Ignore the calendar telling you that next week is Thanksgiving, traditionally the time for turkey and pie.
For Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus unit, it's all about the Sriracha.
Yes, as in the hot sauce. And more specifically, the Huy Fong Foods brand of sriracha and its iconic plastic bottle with a green cap.
For the Los Angeles Auto Show, Lexus is showing the Lexis Sriracha IS sports sedan, painted sriracha red (Lexus says in a Nov. 16 news release that it even mixed sriracha in the paint job), with green accents.
But why stop at just a color scheme?
For the steering wheel, “a Sriracha-like liquid was cast in resin, then formed into a Lexus steering wheel, complete with a warning for ‘hot handling,'” Lexus said. I leave it to the engineers among you to figure out exactly what they mean by that phrase.
The interior temperature controls are marked to go from cool to “Sriracha hot.”
The Huy Fong logo is stitched onto the front seats.
The interior cabin LED mood lighting is in the same green as the cap.
The trunk holds 43 bottles of Huy Fong Sriracha sauce.
And, of course, the “key fob” has an emergency chili button that dispenses the sauce from a nozzle on the fob.
To top it all off, check out the video below of a Huy Fong bottle “christening” the car. Or not. Since it's plastic.
The car will be on display at the LA Auto Show Nov. 18-27, for those of you who believe that it really exists.