October 22, 2012
Lexus Ups The Power Down Under With LF-LC Blue Coupe Concept
A further development of the model which became the sensation of the Detroit motor show earlier this year, Lexus has revealed a new high performance sports coupe concept at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney (taking place between 19th – 28th October), named the LF-LC Blue.
Sporting a lustrous Opal Blue finish, inspired by the natural base colour of the Australian gemstone, the car provides an ideal platform for the next generation Lexus Hybrid Drive system. Dubbed “Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive”, it features a high-energy battery pack designed to deliver to greater power from a unit that is smaller than those used in Lexus’s current full hybrid model range. The full petrol-electric system in the LF-LC produces a maximum 500bhp (372kW), more power than any other Lexus hybrid.
The LF-LC model combines advanced technologies and materials with an organic design that points to styling cues that will influence future Lexus sports models. The concept also pioneers the use of lightweight carbon fibre, and the experience and in-house capabilities that Lexus has gained in the development of the LFA supercar have directly benefited the construction of the LF-LC, notably in the successful marrying of this material and aluminium alloy materials in order to achieve a light body mass.
Lexus has been synonymous with hybrid power, superior build quality, comfort, and reliability. With the LF-LC, Toyota’s luxury automaker is now reinforcing its design and technology credentials.