The Lexus LF-C2 concept makes its debut at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The LF-C2 concept is a 2+2 roadster, though without a roof. Any roof – no soft top, no hard top, no convertible – it’s just an open top motoring tool for that beautifully day with a charming weather. The LF-C2 concept also showcases the design direction that the Lexus cars are going to take in future. Lexus also stresses upon the fact that this is not just a good looking car, and will thrill the driver to the core with its capabilities when its hits production.
The brilliant, golden yellow colour of the car is produced by a multi-layer paint process. The first coat is a primer, followed by silver, a clear coat, then the yellow that reflects off the silver to give the brilliant luster. A final top coat is then applied.
The front fascia of the LF-C2 is has a new expression of Lexus’ signature spindle-shaped grille. The concept’s grille features high level of craftsmanship and changes its appearance when viewed from different angles and lighting conditions. The triangle-shaped LED headlights, stylish indicator lamps and the vertical air vents, all add to the LF-C2’s totally unique personality.
The LF-C2’s profile has a defining beltline emanating from the car’s front bumper fin to the steeply-angled A-pillar. Vents behind the door send direct air to the rear brakes. The rear end of the LF-C2 is highlighted by Lexus L-shaped taillight bulbs, an exhaust system with chrome-covered quad exhaust tips, and an expressive new rear diffuser design. The concept’s impactful stance is planted by five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels.
The cabin is decidedly next-gen with white and grey being the only two hues used by the designers at Lexus to create a unique ambience. All the screens are white and blue backlit, endowing the LF-C2’s interior a light, amenable look. Even the steering wheel has screen on its two spokes. The exterior extends into the cabin as the center console originates from the rear deck and runs down the length of the cabin all the way to the dashboard. The thick leather-wrapped steering wheel implies that this is a driver’s car, as do the form-fitting seats.
While it’s not a clean, classic styling, it sure is attention grabbing. It looks quite good, the car, at least in the pictures. What do you think?