Lexus LF-C2 Concept Shows Polarizing Looks Are Here to Stay
21 Novembre 2014 - Autoblog
Well, that's one question answered. When Lexus released the first teaser for its LF-C2 Concept, we figured it'd be one of two things – either it'd be a convertible based on the LF-LC Concept car or it'd be a thinly veiled concept version of the RC Convertible. Turns out, it's kind of both.
The LF-LC styling straddles the wilder, concepty looks of the LF-LC and the still wild, but more grounded, looks of the RC. That doesn't mean it's not a polarizing piece of design, with Lexus styling trademarks like the dominating spindle grille and separate LED running lights. Lexus' knife-edge cuts and folds in the bodywork have been toned down relative to past concepts, but the overall look here, particularly in the rear fenders, is rather busy.
"The LF-C2 concept shows what's in store for our brand's future design direction," Lexus boss Jeff Bracken said. "This concept shows consumers around the world Lexus' devotion to emotional designs as well as our passion for an exceptional driving experience."
While it may be a four-seat convertible like the IS Convertible, the C2 differs in a big way, deleting any semblance of a roof mechanism. That's right, it's open air, all the time. That allows us to easily peak into a cabin that looks more like the interior of a production Lexus than a concept car. It's a nice piece of design that previews Lexus interior stylings, particularly with the dual-screen center stack. The decision to cover nearly every surface in shades of gray and white leather makes for a clean, stylish place interior, as well.