We’ve been waiting for a while for Lexus to fully reveal its new LF-LC sports coupe concept and the wraps finally came off today at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The LF-LC concept‘s primary role is to showcase the future design direction for Lexus though we secretly hope that it could also lay the foundation for a production sports coupe.
While the Japanese company provides a ton of information on the styling details, the only piece of information we get about the concept’s hardware is that it sports a front-mounted engine with an Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive that powers the rear wheels.
“The concept we’re showing here in Detroit continues the Lexus design revolution started with the CT and GS,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “The concept hybrid 2+2 liberates the idea of a sport coupe and pushes the boundaries of performance, style and technology,” he added.
The Detroit Motor Show car is the creation of the firm’s Calty design studio in Newport Beach, California. “The LF-LC concept embodies our vision of what a premium sport coupe could be,” explains Kevin Hunter, president of Calty.
On the outside, the hybrid coupe borrows several styling cues from recent Lexus models like the new GS’s framed front grille and the LFA supercar’s profile lines for a not so far from production look.
The interior, on the other hand, is far more futuristic both in terms of design and high-tech features such as the twin 12.3-inch LCD touchscreens. Smaller touch-screens can be found on each door that operate the windows, mirrors, seat adjustments and personal entertainment settings.