LF-LC: most powerful Lexus hybrid
500bhp hybrid coupe concept premieres at Aussie motor show in blue. Still gorgeous
Yes, you've seen this one before, but not in this colour. It's the Lexus LF-LC concept, first shown at the Detroit Motor Show at the start of this year. Beautiful thing, isn't it?
Now, Lexus has repainted it ‘Opal Blue' - to match the natural base colour of the Australian gemstone, apparently - and put it on display. The pictures are on the right. You know what to do.
Before you rush off though, a few points. And they're actually quite good points. Firstly, the concept uses lots of carbon fibre and aluminium alloy to achieve a relatively light kerb weight. Anyone who's sniffed out a GT86 knows this is A Good Thing.
Secondly, that design will influence the style of future Lexus models; a much-needed injection of cool to draw the brand closer to the LFA, and less to the CT200h. Ahem.
Thirdly - and most importantly - Lexus has told us the concept on display in Australia is packing a petrol-electric hybrid system featuring a new high-energy battery pack, designed to give more power from a smaller unit. Oh, and 500bhp. That's 60bhp more than the LS600h, making it the most powerful Lexus Hybrid...in the world.
Bet you like it just a little bit more, right?