Lexus LF-LC Inches Closer to Production With Sexy Blue Makeover, More Details
With the introduction of the LFA supercar, Lexus has come a long way in the design department. Most recently, with their “mini-LFA,” Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept. Originally making an appearance earlier this year in Detroit, the LF-LC was designed purely as a concept study. With highly futuristic exterior and interior features, and the now trademark ‘thimble’ grille design, the LF-LC previewed the future of the Lexus lineup. Now, with a change in heart from Lexus officials, the LF-LC could very well be finding itself in the automaker's lineup within the next few years, replacing the nearly forgotten SC430.
Currently on display in Sydney, the LF-LC bears a new stunning blue paint scheme, and maybe a nip and tuck around the edges. Using colors naturally found in opal stones of the Australian outback, Lexus hopes these blokes will take as much of a liking to the new concept as we have. This front-engine, rear-drive concept features Lexus’ advanced hybrid drive system, which combined, produces a sub-LFA, still sexy 499-hp. Waiting for the official green-light from Lexus headquarters, Lexus Australia’s Tony Cramb said that the LF-LC is still “part concept, part reality.” PHOTOS: See more of the Lexus LF-LC Concept