Lexus teased its upcoming LF-C2 Concept ahead of 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show and it appears that the Japanese carmaker has a big surprise for us. The vehicle seen on the teaser is actually a convertible version of the Lexus RC Coupe, which seems to be a successor to the IS Coupe Cabriolet.
Not too many details are available for the moment, but if based on the RC Coupe the concept is expected to be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine delivering 306 hp.
Still, we could see the more powerful 5.0-liter V8 engine found on the RC F Coupe and capable to deliver 467 hp and 527 Nm of torque. If Lexus will offer a convertible version of the RC F Coupe, this means that the BMW M4 Convertible will receive a rival.
Still, nothing is official yet and we will have to expect two more days as Lexus will unveil its new LF-C2 Concept on November 19.
The front end of the new Lexus LF-C2 dons a more experimental version of the carmaker’s signature spindle-shaped grille that features a refined braided mesh theme. This grille – which changes its looks when viewed from different angles as well as lighting conditions – is flanked by triangle-shaped LED headlights as well as by stylish indicator lamps where the character line of the LF-C2 starts. This character line sweeps through the arrow-shaped body of the LF-C2 and concludes at the short rear deck. The front bumper of the new LF-C2 features vents that channels cooling air to the brakes while helping manage airflow for more stable front end at high speeds.
When viewed from the sides, the new LF-C2 reveals a line sweeping from the front bumper fin to the steeply-angled A-pillar. It also reveals small vents in the side sills that guide air to the rear brakes. On the rear, the new LF-C2 is defined by the Lexus L-shaped taillight bulbs and an expressive new rear diffuser design, as complemented by an exhaust system with chrome-covered quad exhaust tips. The new LF-C2 rides on five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, the new LF-C2 offers a luxuriously spacious cabin that is as elegantly sporty as the exterior. The center console, meanwhile, starts off from the rear deck and flows down the length of the cabin to the dashboard.
The functional yet simple design of the dashboard comes with a visually appealing instrument cluster, as complemented by an analog clock located between the central air vents as well as by a central video monitor that could be controlled through a Remote Touchpad on the center console. The cabin is completed by form-fitting seats and by a thick leather-wrapped steering wheel.