THE LEXUS LF-C2 CONCEPT MADE ITS GLOBAL DEBUT AT THE 2014 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW
The Lexus LF-C2 concept made its global debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The LF-C2 concept is a design study in the form of a 2+2 roadster that explores key styling themes involved in the Lexus brand’s future, bolder styling direction. The LF-C2 is also a luxury Grand Touring concept inspired by the brand’s passion for driving.
The LF-C2 concept involves a highly styled 2+2 layout, and is derived from a pure and simple sports coupe idea. As a roadster concept, the LF-C2 concept combines sports car’s performance characteristics with open-air driving pleasure.
The exterior design 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 exude a different character when seen from different angles and under different lighting conditions. This objective when combined with Lexus’ layered paint process results in a striking and progressive interpretation of an open top luxury GT.
Moving to the interior, the LF-C2 is characterised by a luxurious and spacious cabin that flawlessly matches the sporty elegance of the exterior. The exterior extends into the cabin as the centre console originates from the rear deck and runs down the length of the cabin all the way to the dashboard. The dashboard design presents functional simplicity with an attractive-yet-straightforward instrument cluster, a central video monitor controlled by a Remote Touchpad on the centre console and a classically-styled analogue clock placed between the central air vents. The thick leather-wrapped steering wheel implies that this is a driver’s car, as do the form-fitting seats.