Lexus to unveil a new concept car at the 2012 Paris Motor Show

Article by Christian A., on September 10, 2012

As you may know already, Lexus is going to reveal an updated version of the LF-LC Concept at the 2012 Australian Motor Show, which will take place in October, but it appears that this is not the only concept the Japanese manufacturer is planning. According to an official press release, Lexus will also unveil a new concept car later this month at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but unfortunately we don’t have any details

Still, we don’t know if Lexus will reveal in Paris the same updated LF-LC Concept or a completely new vehicle and in order to have this confirmation we will have to wait until 27th of September.

Moreover, Lexus will also unveil in Paris, the new LS 600h F Sport, the model's first appearance in western Europe.The Lexus press conference will take place on stand 120, hall 4, at 8.45am on 27 September, introduced by Paul Van der Burgh, Director Lexus Europe.

Lexus is once again showing off the latest evolution of its unique L-finesse design language in the newest LF-CC, and showcasing (by far) the boldest interpretation of its signature Lexus ‘spindle’ grille. The grille mesh is framed by the bonnet lip, the deep lower spoiler and the powerful projecting front fender tips, and is encased in a deep, metal-finish surround so that it pops out of the whole body, 3D-like.

Situated on the narrow gap between the lower and upper fender surfaces is a unique, 3LED-projector headlamp design (minus the conventional, one-piece cover). Completing this new unique design are the Independent Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) that are fully integrated into the upper bumper surface of the LF-CC.

To allow air to flow to the engine bay and the front brakes, its broad lower fenders are aerodynamically sculpted; this design supports the powerful, dynamic road presence that the new Lexus signature frontal design wants to achieve.

Emphasizing the traction provided by the car’s rear-wheel drive powertrain, it is designed with a bonnet with a powerful convex curve that enables it to flow seamlessly through the steeply raked windscreen and into the roofline that peaks towards the rear cabin.

Its bodywork has been designed to snug tightly in between the front and rear fenders. Compared to the front fenders, the rear is less pronounced. These work together to reinforce the concentration of the car’s weight towards the rear wheels to achieve maximum traction.

Another aerodynamic design featured on the LF-CC is the sharply sculpted airflow regulating fin that flows from underneath the side of the car and up, through the rear wheel arch, a design first used on the LF-LC and high-performance LFA. It helps increase downforce towards the rear-wheels to improve traction.

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