The first impression of the Lexus LF-C2 is really glossy. Jaw dropping, impressive, outrageous and such like adjectives is what I would like to award the car. This is my judgment upon seeing the yellow concept that was recently unleashed.
The designers say that this is the direction the styling department has committed to. However, to the hardcore Lexus fans out there, one cannot help but notice that this is the RC 350 coupe turned up to eleven.
Lexus LF-C2 Exterior
The exterior is what gets your attention when you have a first look. Okay, the yellow has a bit to with that but, mostly because of it futuristic design. How they are planning to put a lid on it is entirely a mystery. From the front, the wide grill still gets the attention. It is spindle-shaped with refined mesh that sort of changes appearance when looked at from different angles and lighting conditions. The familiar triangle shaped headlights are also present on this one.
The general shape of the car is set to reflect that of an arrow, with the character line starting with the stylish indicator lamps. The Lexus LF-C2 has small front air vents that help in cooling the brakes as well as maintain stability at high speeds. The back has similarities to the infamous LFA with L-shaped tail lights. To further its character, it has been fitted with 20-inch five-spoke alloy wheels.
Lexus LF-C2 Interior
The interior screams of sport luxury. The Lexus LF-C2 has it in white, with two large touch screens. One is prominently set for the navigation and the other is obviously the control console.
The lighting is done with blue and part of the space between the passenger seats is yellow, to match the exterior and bring a smooth transition from outside to inside. One can’t help but notice the elegant simplicity of the design. The engine start-stop button is placed prominently besides the gauges. There is a classic analog clock, right between the central air vents. The steering wheel is also wrapped in the white leather the rest of the car has.
The engine of the Lexus LF-C2 2015, if I may, is a mystery. Lexus has not yet released a press statement describing it. I think the whole idea behind this it to keep the competition guessing, however, since it spots a lot of similarities with the RC 350; they might as well make the concept to be the RC’s convertible twin.
Just as a by-the-way, the RC spots a 2.0 four cylinder engine or a more powerful 3.5 V6 one with 306 horsepower and a hybrid drivetrain consisting of a 2.5-liter inline-four and a 105-kW electric motor making 217 horsepower. Both of this options come with and 8-speed gearbox.
I will repeat myself and state that these are speculations. For the most powerful engine is expected to accelerate 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, and top speed of 155 mph.
Price and release date
Currently the price was not disclosed, but it is assumed that there will be about 45,000 US dollars. Start of sales the 2015 Lexus LF-C2 are expected in late 2015.