Two more official photos of the Lexus LF-LC, the hybrid 2+2 coupe bound for Detroit next week, have hit the web. Lexus originally planned to debut the curvy show car at the Detroit show, but after photos of the LF-LC leaked on the internet, the automaker skipped the teaser shots and began releasing its own full images of the car. Now, we see more of the concept’s sleek profile, along with a close-up look at its front end.
As we previously reported, the LF-LC showcases the next phase in the evolution of Lexus’ design language. The car’s LFA and GS DNA is still apparent in these official shots, as the concept features the headlights, long hood, and stubby trunk of Lexus’ halo supercar, and the mesh spindle grille of the upcoming 2013 GS sedan. Based on last month’s teaser photos, we can tell the interior will be just as curvaceous as the exterior, with an extra-flowy center console and door panel design.
The concept was styled by a team of designers at Toyota’s Calty Design Studio in Newport Beach, Calif. Lexus says the concept is a design exercise envisioning a hybrid sports coupe that delivers both performance and fuel efficiency. Reports suggest the car may preview a future production hybrid model based on the next-gen LS platform. The future production car could be called the LC600h, and go on sale sometime in 2015. For now, though, the sultry 2+2 remains a concept, and is set to hit the stage at Detroit on January 9, 2012. If the car looks as amazing in person as it does in pictures, we can’t wait to get a closer look next week.