A passion for driving
Making its debut on November 19 at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the LF-C2 concept is a design study in the form of a 2+2 roadster, and with its bolder styling is a representation of Lexus' future design direction. The LF-C2 is a luxury Grand Touring concept inspired by Lexus' passion for an exceptional driving experience.
A pure idea
The LF-C2 concept has been created with a highly styled 2+2 layout, and is derived from a pure and simple sports coupe idea. Its open-air design allows the driver and passengers to feel the exhilaration of wind through their hair, while enjoying the car's exceptional performance characteristics on their favourite winding road. As a roadster concept, the LF-C2 does not have any kind of top covering the cabin.
The LF-C2 concept has been created with a highly styled 2+2 layout, and is derived from a pure and simple sports coupe idea.
Step inside the LF-C2 and discover a luxurious and spacious cabin that flawlessly matches the sporty elegance of the exterior. A centre console runs from the rear of the vehicle down the length of the cabin all the way to the dashboard. The dashboard has been designed with functional simplicity in mind. The thick leather-wrapped steering wheel and the form-fitting seats leave you in no doubt that this is a driver's car.
The interior has been seamlessly designed to balance an atmosphere of power and simplicity that harmonises with our senses. White and grey leather surfaces are soft to the touch while LED lights run along the length of the interior below the windows. The inviting cabin of the LF-C2 blends the open-air excitement of an eye-catching roadster with the indulgent luxury you would expect from a Lexus.
Striking and progressive
The exterior styling of the LF-C2 was influenced by the way various surface shapes interact with different types of light. Designers created edges, planes and curvature that would allow the LF-C2 to display a different character when seen from different angles and under different lighting conditions. The end result, enhanced by Lexus' layered paint process, is a striking and progressive interpretation of an open top luxury GT.
"We've been instinctively drawn to and inspired by those things that capture the beauty of light," said Yasuo Kajino, chief designer LF-C2, Lexus Design Division. "When you put something in the right light, people see it in a way they never have before."
The front of the LF-C2 features a more experimental expression of Lexus' spindle grille, with refined braided mesh that changes its appearance when viewed from different angles and lighting conditions. Triangle-shaped LED headlights and stylish indicator lamps frame the grille. The LF-C2 turns heads with an arrow-shaped body and swooping lines, and the concept's impactful stance is planted by striking five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels.