• 2012 Lexus LF-Lc

After seeing tons of teaser images in the past few weeks, we are finally able to get a good look at the new Lexus LF-LC concept during its world debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The concept was designed by Lexus Calty design studio in Newport Beach, California and previews the future design language of Toyota’s luxury arm, bringing in elements from the LF-A supercar and the recently launched GS 350.

The concept features a bold interpretation of the signature Lexus spindle grille and rear architecture and is defined by a long engine hood, daytime running lights shaped like an "L", a 3D spindle grille, and functional air intakes in the bottom corners of the grille.

"Crafted from a clean sheet of paper at the request of Lexus headquarters in Japan, the LF-LC blends both high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the machine," said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. "The clean lines of the vehicle emphasize motion, creating a distinctive look for this futuristic sport coupe."

UPDATE 01/26/12: Lexus has unveiled a new video that presents the designers talking about the interior and the exterior design of LF-LC concept. Enjoy!

UPDATE 10/18/12:Lexus has unveiled what’s effectively the LF-LC 2.0 at the 2012 Australian Motor Show. It’s called the LF-LC Blue Concept and we have a review for it, too! Good times!


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The new Lexus LF-LC concept is undoubtedly a work of art and since Lexus has been rumored to offer a second version of their LF-A supercar, we think there’s reason to believe that we will see elements of the LF-Lc Concept in that second version.

At the front of the concept, there’s a 3D sculpture form spindle grille with functional air intakes in the bottom corners of the grille, daytime running lights shaped like an "L", and vertical fog lamps that utilize a fading dot matrix pattern to suggest a sense of movement. The concept’s side is defined by lines that emphasize direction and motion while the glass roof features a lightweight, cantilevered pillar with a glass-to-glass juncture inspired by modern architecture. At the rear, the LF-Lc gets tail lamps inspired by the look of a jet, fog lamps repeating the fading dot matrix pattern of the front fog lamps, and integrated tail and fog lamps that repeat the "L" shape and lead the viewer’s eye down to the powerful Lexus quad exhaust.


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The interior of the Lexus LF-Lc Concept combines the latest advanced technology with soft textures and organic shapes to create a driver-focused synergy of form and function. Lexus is offering a remote touch-screen device that allows the driver to comfortably operate controls without shifting position or altering line-of-sight.

The cockpit features twin 12.3-inch LCD screens that provide information and a navigation display. Inputs come from a touch-screen control board piercing the swept center console. The driver can control the audio system, climate controls, and navigation. Each door gets similar touch-screen surfaces that allow both driver and passenger to operate the windows, mirrors, seat adjustments, and personal entertainment settings.

Both the driver and passenger will enjoy lightweight, race-inspired front seats formed of multiple layers and repeat the interlacing curves that define the cabin interior. The rest of the interior combine smooth leather and suede, with brushed metal trim and wood accents.


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The Lexus LF-Lc is powered by the latest Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive that delivers both driving performance and fuel efficiency. Lexus hasn’t offered any details of the concept’s specifications, but they did confirm that the LF-Lc is a rear-wheel-drive model.

When will the concept be put into production?

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It isn’t very likely that the Lexus LF-Lc will ever be put into production, at least not as a whole, but its design elements will be seen in future production models, like the successor for the SC430 and, if we are correct, the next LF-A.

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  (296) posted on 02.16.2012

I think this one is too much for an electric vehicle. Its really awesome! Too bad that it is an electric car. Its very unreliable.

  (397) posted on 02.10.2012

When it comes to exterior looks; it’s very impressive . When it comes to interior looks; it’s very roomy. This must have more features offered and it’s a high-tech one. As a result, the concept is very futuristic.

  (714) posted on 01.27.2012

I really love this car, it looks amazing. The exterior and interior were great and the wheels were kicking. The stand-out features were great especially the tail lights inspired by a jet engine’s afterburner.

  (472) posted on 01.26.2012

This is what a car means. Lexus LF-Lc is more inviting if I were at the photo shoot of it. I’ll spent most of my time in looking in and out of this futuristic but possible car. The stunning red finishing gives more frantic look. Far beyond this, the interior is well done. The speedometer gives more accent on this car. The steering wheel of this car id fashionable. I only doubt the capability of the headlights. Good thing it’s a hybrid car.

  (539) posted on 01.25.2012

The Lexus unveils their lovely car with artistic design, bolder wheels and spectacular headlights. The front view alone is already a must see. Good thing to add up is that it was hybrid. Gotta love the steering wheel and dashboards in interior. Great car.

  (441) posted on 01.19.2012

Too bad that this is just a concept now. Lexus has everything to offer: great futuristic exterior design, impressive technology and powerful engine. What else can we ask for?

  (595) posted on 01.18.2012

The exterior design of this Lexus LF-LC is great. The wheels look different and unique, the side design is outstanding, the front design looks lousy but cute and the roof is something to look over. Too bad that it is just a concept now.

  (397) posted on 01.17.2012

This vehicle really want to color his physical shape beautiful figure he say the create the light its a his design and vent but he has great things in the face of her car tires I also fairly large and has design and also lower he just like the others but I think it more expensive than that because this a car perfect for me.

  (517) posted on 01.17.2012

what a nice look of car. this is wonderful i seen ever the style the tires and also the face if you see the front face of this car. what a wonderful car . the head light is good. The machine and also the engine all the parts of this car is good for me.

  (1) posted on 01.16.2012

And you know what the Lexus/Toyota knockers will say? "It’s just another bland styling exercise from Toyota and it looks just like a Corolla". Sorry, chaps.

  (242) posted on 01.16.2012

What I love about this Lexus LF-LC are the wheels and the steering wheel. Both of them looks classy and sophisticated. But it felt so sad that this is just a concept car for now.

  (333) posted on 01.13.2012

I can imagine myself riding is this luxurious Lexus! Haha. I love its futuristic and great looks. I wonder how much will it cost. For me, it is perfect, inside and out. The steering wheels are quite impressive as well.

  (333) posted on 01.13.2012

The Lexus LF-Lc delivers both driving performance and fuel efficiency. This is definitely an awesome rear-wheel-drive model. the design elements are very impressive.

  (119) posted on 01.12.2012

This car looks very futuristic and its a very nice look. The red paint really sets it off to. I also like the interior with dual lcd’s. Very nice.

  (445) posted on 01.12.2012

This Lexus LF-Lc is striking on that red body paint, but I am also mesmerized on the gold painted one. i love its futuristic look, inside and out. Too bad that this is just a concept now, but I am really looking forward to see this on the road.

  (194) posted on 01.12.2012

Just a concept and no official date for its production? What a waste! 2012 Lexus LF-Lc should be seen on market, its futuristic and exterior looks is really impressive. They should produce a piece of it.

  (377) posted on 01.11.2012

It looks really so unique to its platform. The red body paint quite aggressive and impressive with it’s interior detailing! The front design, the headlights looks very awesome and striking on that.

  (419) posted on 01.11.2012

Awesome! This automobile will surely catch attention on the road, too bad it is an electric car. I don’t trust electric cars that much.

  (797) posted on 01.4.2012

What a long hood! Haha! I am not amazed with its platform but I am pretty sure that many of us are in-love with this Lexus. The red paint suits with the black and metal-like wheel of it.

  (647) posted on 12.22.2011

Lexus is so awesome on its platform! Well, there is really no doubt if it can catch lots of attention on that. However, I don’t like the fact that this vehicle is on an electric motor, very unreliable!

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