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Lexus LF-C2 Concept Debuts at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 11/19/2014 Megan Stewart

The Lexus LF-C2 concept debuted this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, previewing the bold design direction of the Japanese automaker. The new concept draws inspiration from simple sports coupes to create a luxury grand touring roadster.

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Show Floor Update: The overall appearance bears a striking resemblance to the recently launched 2015 Lexus RC coupe, however, there hasn't been any word on whether this drop-top will enter production. Regardless of its production status, the Lexus LF-C2 concept shows off a new design direction for the Japanese automaker, and one we will see more of as the auto show season continues. Lexus also announced that the LF-C2 is just the first in a wave of new debuts on the way. The automaker said it has more global debuts planned for this season, so stay tuned.

Lexus LF C2 Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Lexus LF C2 Concept Based off a stylized 2+2 design layout, the exterior styling plays off light and shapes. Sleek edges and curves allow the LF-C2 concept to show a different character when seen from different angles and lighting conditions.

Yasuo Kajino, chief designer of the LF-C2, Lexus, said in a press release that the brand has been "instinctively drawn to and inspired by those things that capture the beauty of light. When you put something in the right light, people see it in a way they never have before."

Taking a closer look, the signature Lexus spindle grille features a refined braided mesh, while triangle-shaped LED headlights start the character line that runs the length of the concept's body. At the rear, the LF-C2 features Lexus L-shaped taillights and chrome-covered quad exhaust tips. The interior offers upscale materials, form-fitting seats, and a simplistic dash layout. LED lights run through the length of the interior below the windows, while contrasting white and gray leather surfaces add a sense of luxury to the concept.

Should the LF-C2 make it to production as an RC convertible? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Lexus Lexus LF C2 Concept Rear Side View From Above© Provided by MotorTrend Lexus LF C2 Concept Rear Side View From Above

Lexus LF C2 Concept© Provided by MotorTrend Lexus LF C2 Concept
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