What happened to you, Lexus? Did you lose your meds? Get tired of all those Freemason jokes? Or were you always wearing leather bondage gear under that casual business suit? We’re sure there’s some sort of logical explanation here, perhaps having to do with changes in management or the public’s reception of the LF-A supercar. But one does not simply walk from the land of Smooth Jazz into Freak-on-a-Leash without people asking questions.
Not that we’re complaining. Even if this is just a case of medication in need of adjustment, there’s no doubt that this latest dip into stylistic psychosis has been a watershed time for Toyota’s usually straight-laced brand. It’s not that Lexus doesn’t know how to build fast cars — the brand did, after all, debut with the V-8 LS400. It’s just that this brand has historically proven to be the only one on Earth capable of starting with a Toyota Supra and making it boring . Yeah, looking at you, entire SC line.
These years of late, though...if we didn’t know better, we’d think some devil switched out Lexus’ Prozac for Red Hots and crystal meth. Evidence this, a car as psychotically named as it was styled: The LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo.
Continue reading to learn more about the Lexus LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo”.
Slowly but surely, we’re seeing automakers releasing teasers of their Vision Gran Turismo Concepts.
Before the year ends, Lexus is doing its part, unveiling what we can only make out to be a blistering red sports car that we’re hoping follows in the foot steps of some of the recent concepts the Japanese brand has released in the past few years. Maybe a spunkier LF-Lc Concept, perhaps?
In any case, the concept’s silhouette fits in nicely with how the Vision Gran Turismo Concept is being touted. And with BMW, Mercedes, and Red Bull already introducing their versions for the game, you can bet that this concept teaser from Lexus will be just as sick and awesome-looking as the ones that have already been introduced.
But the wait is still painstakingly long for these reveals. After all, we can only have enough concept teasers to keep us from clamoring for more.
Click past the jump to read about the BMW and Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concepts
Although the production version of the Lexus LF-A will make its official debut this October at the Tokyo Motor Show, there is a way that you can get behind the wheel of Lexus’s first ever super car today. All you need is a video game console and a copy of Need for Speed SHIFT. Judging from these photographs, it looks like the Lexus will be a playable vehicle in the upcoming racing simulator from EA Sports.
Need for Speed SHIFT is the latest offering from the NFS family of video games, in an attempt to change things up from the previous versions, SHIFT, will be a dedicated racing simulator. The game will feature 18 race tracks in all, with some patterned after actual circuits like the Nurburgring, Silverstone, Laguna Seca and Spa Francorchamps. It would be interesting to see if the LF-A could go around the ‘Ring for 24 hours in the video game without catching on fire.