Lexus has taken the wraps off its LC-F2 convertible concept car at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Being a concept, Lexus has produced a radical interpretation of its current Manga-esque design themes. An exaggerated spindle grille and angular LED headlights dominate the front, while the sides and rear are full of curves and slashes.
A two-plus-two seater, the LC-F2 does without a roof, Lexus saying it is “designed to give driver and passenger the best top-down driving experience.”
Look beyond the tinsel and soften the edges, however, and the LC-F2 gives an indication to what a droptop version of the RC coupe would look like.
The LC-F2 is slightly longer, wider and lower than the RC. Yasuo Kajino, LF-C2’s Chief Designer, said: We’ve 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.”
A production version of the Lexus LC-F2 would go up against the Audi A5 and BMW 4-Series convertibles. Power would likely come from 3.5-litre V6 and 2.5-litre hybrid powertrains.