Lexus Unveils The LF-C2 Concept, Preview of RC Convertible?

Posted by: Kenny Chan onNovember 20th, 2014

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When the shroud around the Lexus LF-C2 concept was lifted to reveal the latest concept car here at the LA Auto Show, the first thought that came into my mind was that this looked a lot more production ready than I had imagined. The only part of the car that looks “concepty” were the vented rear quarters and super slim side mirrors. The large hourglass front grill is there, the split headlights and the characteristic flared rear quarters from the RC F. Is this a preview of an upcoming RC or RC F Convertible? One thing I loved about the design were the pair of speed humps integrated into the trunk lid and the lack of any obvious soft-top storage area or hard-top mechanism.

Lexus is not being very forthcoming with their plans with the LF-C2 Concept, and in fact they just refer to the concept as a design study exploring styling themes involved with the Lexus brand’s future.

“The LF-C2 concept shows what’s in store for our brand’s future design direction,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “This concept shows consumers around the world Lexus’ devotion to emotional designs as well as our passion for an exceptional driving experience.”

On the inside, buttons are replaced with touch-sensitive surfaces that surround the two LCD screens, one of which is essentially a giant touchscreen control panel. The center console extends through to the back of the car between the two rear seats and back up and eventually blending into the trunk between the speed humps. The concept was fitted with a bright white and grey interior that actually looked really pleasing and luxurious, which is huge because I hate light-colored interiors.

I’m definitely curious what the next iteration of this concept will be, or what an eventual production version will look like. Check out the gallery for way more pictures.



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