2011 Lexus LF-LC Concept leaked
Unfortunately for Lexus’ PR team, the striking concept was fully unmasked thanks to a video leak by Road & Track, and now Lexus has posted two more shots showing the new concept in its best light yet.
Labeled the LF-LC, the new concept previews the future direction of Lexus’ design and incorporates the new, aggressively styled grille that we saw debut on the 2013 Lexus GS 350.
As Lexus group vice president and general manager Mark Templin describes it, the LF-LC is "crafted from a clean sheet of paper at the request of Lexus headquarters in Japan," and "blends both high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the machine."
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Such a model may prove vital for Lexus going forward, as it would serve not only as a replacement for the SC 430 but as a competitor for rival high-end luxury coupes such as the BMW 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz SL Class. Lexus certainly has room in its lineup for such a vehicle. Pricing for the range-topping LS 600h L maxes out at less than $120,000 and then there's nothing until you get to the astronomically priced LFA at around $375,000.
One way Lexus would differentiate its coupe would be through the use of hybrid technology, which the LF-LC will be packing. You’ll note that one of the images reveals a small hybrid badge on the flanks of the concept.
Penned by the artists at Lexus’ Calty studio in Newport Beach, California, whatever it is, it will be revealed in full on January 9 in Detroit. In the meantime, stay glued to our dedicated show page for further updates.