Cool Lexus Concept Cars
Lexus doesn’t just make some of the most futuristic looking production cars in the world, it’s also in the business of making some show-stopping concept cars. Of course many of these end up being put into production too.
Here’s some of the coolest Lexus concept cars from the last 15 years!
The LF-NX – Lexus Future Nimble Crossover – is one example of a stunning-looking concept car that Lexus pressed into production practically unchanged. With only a few detail changes from the 2013 concept the LF-NX became the Lexus NX in 2015.
This futuristic mid sized crossover, with the full Lexus luxury treatment, can be bought for less than £30,000, amazingly.
The Lexus LF-A may well be the most famous Lexus concept car, going from a first prototype in 2003 to a production model named “LFA” in 2011.
Packed with advanced technology, including a carbon fibre tub and a howling V10 engine, the car was reputedly developed with assistance from the Toyota F1 team.
It’s one of the most exclusive and fastest supercars of all time, setting lap records wherever it went through development and with only 500 built at nearly £343,000 each!
The LF-SA – first shown at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015 – is the smallest car Lexus has ever made. Based on supermini underpinnings, it’s a crossover for modern life and at just 3.4 metres long it rivals some city cars for diminutiveness.
Amongst the great design highlights, the front end sports an amazing reinterpretation of the Lexus grille, with arrowhead segments pointing in towards the badge. Sadly there’s no plan for a Lexus city car just yet…
The Lexus 2054 was created at the request of Steven Spielberg – himself a Lexus owner – for a vehicle suitable for the future of the film Minority Report.
It certainly filled that brief, and was driven throughout the film by star Tom Cruise. A number of technological features displayed in the film have since made their way onto Lexus production models – though not the self-healing bodywork and ability to drive up walls…
If being made for a movie isn’t cool enough, how about being made for a game? The Lexus LF-LC GT Vision Gran Turismo is, as the name suggests, a car specifically made for the racing game Gran Turismo 6.
All you need to drive this racing car concept is a PlayStation 3 and a copy of the game. If you prefer the real thing to the intangible though, this car was itself the inspiration for the RC F GT3 Concept, a car soon to be seen competing in international GT races around the world.