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Lexus LF-LC Concept One Step Closer to Becoming a Production Reality 17
Jul
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, LEXUS, Lexus LF-LC, News on 07 17th, 2012

When the Lexus LF-LC graced us with its presence at the Detroit Auto Show, we were uncertain of this concept ever making it to production. Reports out of Auto News hint towards production being on track due to the positive feedback received during its debut.

Certainly there will be a big following of the Lexus LF-LC if it makes it to production. With a design and style inspired by the Lexus LFA, the LF-LC will offer buyers a much more attainable luxury sports coupe from the Japanese automaker. Essentially, the Lexus LF-LC would be the replacement for the SC430 coupe that departed the lineup many years ago.

Enthusiasts have given Lexus and Toyota flak over the past several years for their bland perception. They may have vehicles like the ISF or even F-Sport packages, but let’s be honest; Lexus isn’t fooling anyone except a few outgoing soccer moms.

No word if the new Lexus LF-LC would utilize the chassis from the Lexus IS-F sedan or a completely new platform. From Lexus’ “green-but-entertaining” talk, we could see a front-engine RWD hybrid setup in the LF-LC.

With a new Lexus LF-LC almost certainly being put into development, there will be no doubt that Toyota and Lexus are attempting to return to its sportier roots. Reportedly, we could see the Lexus LF-LC slotted below the LFA supercar in showrooms as early as 2015 with a price tag around $100K.

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New Official Lexus LF-LC Sports Car Concept Images Revealed Ahead of Detroit Auto Show 4
Jan
Posted by Darryl in auto show, Automotive, Concept Vehicle, Detroit-Auto-Show, LEXUS, Lexus LF-LC, News, North American International Auto Show on 01 4th, 2012

I happen to have a guilty pleasure in the design and look of recent Lexus vehicles, even the new CT200h hybrid. The new Lexus LF-A happens to be one of my favorite designs for a supercar especially coming from a Japanese automaker. Another stunning design in my eye happens to be the new Lexus LF-LC Sports Car Concept, which Lexus has released new official images for just before its debut at this month’s Detroit Auto Show (North American International Auto Show).

The Lexus LF-LC was already revealed to us from Lexus’ rendered photos just after we were teased with what we thought could be a replacement for the outgoing Lexus SC sports coupe. The new Lexus LF-LC embodies a 2+2 sports coupe design featuring Lexus’ L-Finesse conception. The LF-LC was designed at the company’s Calty studio in Newport Beach, California, where designers are open to combine futuristic organic design concepts with advanced technology. The same studio has designed many recent Toyota and Lexus vehicles including the Lexus CT200h (LF-Ch).

Additional information on the new Lexus LF-LC concept will be revealed during the Detroit Auto Show to confirm if this new beauty will truly be a new Lexus SC replacement. Hopefully Lexus will put something serious under the hood for us enthusiast so we will have an “affordable” alternative to the LF-A.



Lexus Reveals Official LF-LC Concept Image 22
Dec
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in auto show, Automotive, Concept Car, Concept Vehicle, LEXUS, Lexus LF-A, Lexus LF-LC, naias, News, North American International Auto Show on 12 22nd, 2011

The upcoming North American Auto Show in Detroit is sure to be a big hit showcasing some of the most anticipated vehicles for the upcoming model years. One concept that we are eager to see is the recently announced and teased Lexus LF-LC Concept. Road & Track was the first to give everyone a look at the new Lexus LF-LC concept in its full-form. Just after Road & Tracks reveal, Lexus drops an official image of the LF-LC Concept.

We are still not sure where the new Lexus LF-LC Concept would be positioned “if” it makes its way to production. Quite possibly it could be a new Lexus LS-based coupe that will rival the BMW 6 Series and Benz SL class. Either way, what we see here is very intriguing to say the least.

             

Lexus LF-LC Press Release

Lexus to Unveil Sport Coupe Concept Vehicle at North American International Auto Show in Detroit

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 – Taking the new Lexus design direction one step further, the LF-LC 2+2 sport coupe will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit at 1:25 p.m. Eastern time on January 9, 2012.

“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.”

Conceived as a design exercise to explore the future of Lexus design, the LF-LC was created at the company’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif.







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