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Lexus takes the lid off exhibitionist LF-C2 GT concept

Lexus takes the lid off exhibi...
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Lexus has unveiled its LF-C2 GT concept, which it says is an indication of a "future, bolder styling direction"
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Lexus has unveiled its LF-C2 GT concept, which it says is an indication of a "future, bolder styling direction"
An above-side view of the LF-C2
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An above-side view of the LF-C2
A top view of the LF-C2
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A top view of the LF-C2
A front view of the LF-C2
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A front view of the LF-C2
A raised front view of the LF-C2
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A raised front view of the LF-C2
A side view of the LF-C2
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A side view of the LF-C2
A rear-side view of the LF-C2
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A rear-side view of the LF-C2
An above-ear view of the LF-C2
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An above-ear view of the LF-C2
A front-side view of the LF-C2
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A front-side view of the LF-C2
A low rear-side view of the LF-C2
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A low rear-side view of the LF-C2
A raised rear-side view of the LF-C2
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A raised rear-side view of the LF-C2
A rear view of the LF-C2
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A rear view of the LF-C2
A raised rear view of the LF-C2
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A raised rear view of the LF-C2
A raised, panned-out front view of the LF-C2
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A raised, panned-out front view of the LF-C2
A view of the LF-C2's headlight
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A view of the LF-C2's headlight
A view of the LF-C2's taillight
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A view of the LF-C2's taillight
A rear view into the LF-C2's interior
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A rear view into the LF-C2's interior
A view of the LF-C2's petrol cover
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A view of the LF-C2's petrol cover
A close-up view of the LF-C2's headlight
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A close-up view of the LF-C2's headlight
A view from above of the LF-C2's headlight
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A view from above of the LF-C2's headlight
A front view of the LF-C2's wing mirror
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A front view of the LF-C2's wing mirror
A close-up view of the LF-C2's taillight
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A close-up view of the LF-C2's taillight
A side view of the LF-C2's taillight
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A side view of the LF-C2's taillight
A view of the LF-C2's air inlet
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A view of the LF-C2's air inlet
A side view of the LF-C2's taillight
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A side view of the LF-C2's taillight
A view of the LF-C2's exhaust
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A view of the LF-C2's exhaust
A close-up view of the LF-C2's grill
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A close-up view of the LF-C2's grill
A view of the LF-C2's badge
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A view of the LF-C2's badge
A side view of one of the LF-C2's wheels
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A side view of one of the LF-C2's wheels
A close-up view of one of the LF-C2's wheels
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A close-up view of one of the LF-C2's wheels
A view from the rear of the LF-C2's front seats and dashboard
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A view from the rear of the LF-C2's front seats and dashboard
A view of the LF-C2's driver's area
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A view of the LF-C2's driver's area
A view of the LF-C2's steering wheel
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A view of the LF-C2's steering wheel
A view of the LF-C2's central control consoles
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A view of the LF-C2's central control consoles
A view of the LF-C2's gear-stick and control panel
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A view of the LF-C2's gear-stick and control panel
A close-up view of the LF-C2's front seats
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A close-up view of the LF-C2's front seats
A side view of the LF-C2's front seats
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A side view of the LF-C2's front seats
A view of the central panel between the LF-C2's rear seats
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A view of the central panel between the LF-C2's rear seats
A view of the LF-C2's rear seats
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A view of the LF-C2's rear seats
A view of an LED light embedded in a door of the LF-C2
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A view of an LED light embedded in a door of the LF-C2
A silhouette of the LF-C2
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A silhouette of the LF-C2
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
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Lexus is letting it all hang out at the LA Auto Show with a new GT concept. In simple terms, the LF-C2 has a stylish and sporty-looking design. More notably, it has no top of which to speak and is said to be an indication of the carmaker's "future, bolder styling direction."

"The LF-C2 concept shows what’s in store for our brand’s future design direction," says Lexus group vice president and general manager Jeff Bracken. "This concept shows consumers around the world Lexus’ devotion to emotional designs as well as our passion for an exceptional driving experience."

Despite the au naturel approach of the LF-C2, it's fair to say that Lexus won't be rolling out topless cars as a matter of course. The open-air design is part of a more general theme that is being showcased. The overall look is a more raw, hungry and aggressive one than has been previously associated with the firm.

The LF-C2 has a chunky, angled design that sits on five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels. What Lexus calls an "arrow-shaped body," triangular LED headlights, L-shaped taillight bulbs and slanted exhaust outlets all contribute to the angular styling, which gives the car a sense of speed. At the front, a voracious grille is flanked by deep air inlets.

The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)
The Lexus LF-C2 at the LA Auto Show (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

Inside, the rear deck of the car swoops down through the center and continues all the way to the dashboard. A central video monitor is mounted on the dashboard above a central panel, with the car's gear-stick and control for the screen mounted on the panel itself. A monitor for navigation, an analog-style clock and digital instruments complete the blue-bathed dashboard.

The LF-C2's interior is completed with white and grey leather seats that are set into the spaces either side of the central panel. LED lights, meanwhile, run below the windows. Lexus refers to the car's design as having a "sporty elegance," which is certainly a reasonable description.

The LF-C2 is currently on display at the LA Auto Show.

Source: Lexus

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Mel Tisdale
"The LF-C2 has a chunky, angled design"
"future, bolder styling direction."
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.