The Los Angeles Auto Show has played host to the worldwide reveal of the Lexus LF-C2 concept car.
Lexus say that the LF-C2 has been developed as a"2+2 roadster design study that captures the key themes in a strong future style direction for Lexus."
Jeff Bracken, Vice President and general Manager at Lexus Group US said, “This concept shows consumers around the world Lexus’s devotion to emotional designs and its passion for an exceptional driving experience.”
The LF-C2 is based on a stripped back sports coupe theme designed to give owners the best possible top-down driving experience with no roof or cabin covering of any description.
Lexus modelled the exterior looks on the way surface shapes interact with different light sources – designers created edges, planes and curves that mean the LF-C2 looks different dependant on lighting conditions.
Chief Designer of the LF-C2, Yasuo Kajino, said, “We’ve been instinctively drawn to and inspired by those things that capture the beauty of light. When you put something in the right light, people see it in a way they never have before.”
Other interesting design features include a new look for Lexus’s signature spindle grille which changes colour when seen from different angles and different lights.
This grille sits comfortably between a pair of triangular LED headlights and indicator lights which initiate a character line that carries through the arrow-shaped body to the car’s abbreviated tail section.
Front vents next to the bumper direct cooling air to the brakes and help manage airflow which keep the front end stable at higher speeds.
Inside, the LF-C2 cabin is spacious and opulent – right in step with the elegance and prestige of the exterior.
The dashboard is simplicity personified containing an attractive instrument cluster, a central video monitor controlled by a Remote Touchpad and classic analogue clock set between the two middle air vents.
A mixture of white and grey leather surfaces and LED lights below the interior window line create 'a balanced atmosphere of power and simplicity'.