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Lexus showcases future design direction with FC-C2 concept


Lexus has unveiled the new LF-C2 concept at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2+2 roadster design study captures the key themes in a strong future style direction for Lexus.

The designers created edges, planes and curves that allow LF-C2 to project a different character when seen from different angles and in different lighting conditions.

LF-C2’s chief designer Yasuo Kajino 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.”

The concept displays a sweeping line from the front bumper fin to the steeply angled A-pillar. Small vents in the side sills direct air to the rear brakes, exiting through fin-like rear diffusers. The rear end features L-shaped tail lights, chrome-tipped quad exhaust pipes and a pronounced new rear diffuser design.

The show car’s golden yellow finish has been created using a multi-layered paint process - a primer coat, followed by silver, a clear coat, then a yellow which reflects off the silver to create a brilliant lustre, followed by a top coat.

Also featured is an experimental rendering of Lexus’s signature spindle grille design using a braided mesh effect.

Lexus US group vice president and general manager Jeff Bracken said: “This concept shows consumers around the world Lexus’s devotion to emotional designs and its passion for an exceptional driving experience.”

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