Los Angeles 2014: Lexus unveils the drop-top LF-C2 concept

Los Angeles 2014: Lexus unveils the drop-top LF-C2 concept image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Newspress USA, Lexus Press | posted November 20, 2014 13:49

A 2+2 Grand Tourer that displays future key styling and design cues

After teasing the 'open-air' concept last week, luxury automaker Lexus has finally revealed the LF-C2 concept at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2+2 luxury Grand Touring roadster was created by the company in order to display their future key styling themes and design cues that will embody tomorrow's Lexus vehicles.

"The LF-C2 concept shows what’s in store for our brand’s future design direction. This concept shows consumers around the world Lexus’ devotion to emotional designs as well as our passion for an exceptional driving experience,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager.

The silhouette of the Lexus LF-C2

The body has a multi-layered paint that is composed of primer, a silver clear coat, a yellow coat and then is topped off with final coat that gives the car its brilliant bright luster. Its exterior design was inspired by edges and curves which according to Lexus, allows the LF-C2 to exude a different character from any angle and under different lighting conditions.

The front end features the brand's signature grill design along with the triangular-shaped LED headlights. The bumper has vents that not only cools the brakes but manages airflow cleanly through the body that keeps the front section stable at high speeds. The silhouette of the car has a character line that runs from the front fenders of the car and all the way to the rear deck.

The muscular rear end of the LF-C2

There are also small vents present at the side sills that direct air onto the rear brakes for cooling and passes on thru the rear diffuser at the back. Five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels accentuate the stance of the car and completing the exterior demeanor of the car are chrome quad exhaust tips and L-shaped taillights.

Inside the open-air concept, a luxurious and spacious cabin contrasts the sporty-aggressive look of the exterior. The center console is uniquely designed as a section of it extends from the outside, originating from the rear deck and runs down the length of the cabin, all the way to the dashboard.

A top view of the interior of the LF-C2

The design of the dashboard was done in a way that exudes simplicity yet functionality. It houses the instrument cluster, the central video monitor that is controlled by a Remote Touchpad on the center console and an analog clock that is neatly installed between the air vents. The form-fitting seats are covered in white-gray leather as does the steering wheel which according to Lexus, brands the LC-F2 as a 'driver's car'.

The cabin of the LF-C2 showing the unique dashboard and center console

Powertrain details were not provided by Lexus.