Lexus LF-LC Concept hints at future sports coupe, debuts in Detroit

Lexus LF-LC Concept sport coupe

Lexus LF-LC Concept sport coupe

On the heels of its newly updated GS sport sedan, Lexus arrives at this year’s Detroit Auto Show with a conceptual preview of its new sports car. Dubbed Lexus LF-LC Concept, and drawn at Toyota’s design studio in Newport Beach, California, the new Lexus concept presumably hints at Lexus’ next design direction in the sports coupe segment. And for a luxury division hoping to remake itself into a sports luxury division, a new high performance coupe (other than the hyper-exotic LFA) can’t come soon enough.

Designed as a 2+2, the teaser photo (above) suggests a tightly drawn coupe enjoying a range of global influences. Beyond an expected hybrid drivetrain few details are available, and those remarks attributed to Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president, shed little light on the execution of the Lexus LF-LC beyond what we can already see. The good news: After some ten years of marketing its SC 430 to those debutantes from the 1961 season Lexus looks ready to target those customers born after 1961.