After making its official public debut last autumn during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, the cabrio Lexus LF-C2 concept has also debuted for the European audience, during the 2015 edition of the Geneva Motor Show.
The “topless” concept is Lexus’ statement as to its upcoming styling design direction, with the LF-C2 being a lavish 2+2 roadster with LED headlights and a rather unique take on the traditional Lexus spindle grille that has now been converted to a “braided mesh theme.” Also observable are the aerodynamic mirrors, the stylish rear features, the rear diffuser, the four-tailpipe sports exhaust system and 20-inch five-spoke alloy rims. “The LF-C2 concept shows what’s in store for our brand’s future design direction,” comments Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “This concept shows consumers around the world Lexus’ devotion to emotional designs.” Inside, the occupants can find a luxurious and spacious cabin, with the center console originating from the rear deck and running the full length of the cabin to the dashboard. The latter uses a simple instrument cluster, there’s also a central video monitor controlled by a Remote Touchpad and classic touches are present thanks to the analog clock seen between the central air vents.
The Japanese luxury automaker offered no details of the powerplant that could breathe gasoline under the hood, but the four-tailpipe exhaust system could be an indicator of the flagship 5.0-liter V8 engine that churns out 467 bhp (348 kW) and 389 lb-ft (526 Nm) of torque. No hybrids here, since the LF-C2 concept most likely will remain a stylistic exercise and not be translated into a fully fledged production model.