Lexus LF-Lc concept car (2012) first official pictures

Published: 04 January 2012

Now it's official. After the leaked images of the Lexus LF-Lc broke early before Christmas, today Lexus issues more official photos of its SC-alike concept car.

The LF-Lc will be shown at the 2012 Detroit auto show, aka the North American International Auto Show, which kicks off next week.

See the latest Lexus LC produciton coupe here

Lexus LF-Lc: the lowdown

The LF-Lc is a 2+2 sports coupe designed to showcase the next iteration of Lexus design. Dubbed L-Finesse, the language of Lexus hasn't changed much in the past decade and this concept explores future stylistic avenues.

Designed at the company's Calty studio in Newport Beach, California, the LF-Lc 'combines high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the car,' say the chief creatives. 'The clean lines of the vehicle emphasize motion, creating a distinctive look for this futuristic sport coupe.'

Insiders talk about this car being built in the spirit of the SC, that rare-groove roadster which challenged the Mercedes SL.

The spindle grille, in particular, is said to be influential - taking the new-look snout from the GS and giving it a fresh twist. It fronts up a massively elongated bonnet, with cartoonish proportions for its hybrid powertrain.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet

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