The Lexus LF-LC?


Lexus LF-LC

According to the Lexus Netherlands blog, the new concept set to debut at the Detroit Auto Show is called the LF-LC.

Although it’s only four letters, knowing the name gives some insight into what we can expect in January — let’s break it down:

  • The LF is the standard code for a Lexus concept, and stands for Lexus Future.
  • The second L is more difficult to decipher. From my understanding, the L in both the LS & LX stands for “luxury”, and if the same holds here, it would suggest that this new concept is at the high-end of the lineup — an idea backed up by the level of luxury in the interior shot released today.
  • Finally, the C would indicate that we’re looking at a coupe (or a convertible coupe, though I doubt it).
  • One letter that’s missing is a lowercase h, which could mean the LF-LC will be the first non-hybrid concept from Lexus since the original LF-A concept in 2005.

If anything, it’s that second L that reinforces my hope that we’re looking at a design study of the next-generation SC — combine that with the interior we saw today, and a new SC concept has to be the odds-on favorite to be revealed on January 9th.

[Source: Lexus Netherlands Blog (translated)] (Thanks Hube!)

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    Hope it will be really masterpiece !!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    LS-Coupe ?

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    that is an amazing post! i really liked it! you are great!!

  • http://twitter.com/FreeSpirit16680 Мохамед Ибрагимов

    LF-C still think it is the next Generation IS-Coupe

  • http://twitter.com/BlackDynamiteNY BlackDynamiteOnline

    This is an easy one
    Lexus Future Luxury Coupe

    Especially after seeing the interior picture…….
    BD

  • JB

    krew: I think this points to it becoming the Lexus LC that was rumored by Motor Trend last year.

    http://lexusenthusiast.com/2010/10/11/lexus-lc-600h-to-replace-sc/

    It will be interesting to look at the size and proportion of the LF-LC concept to see whether it will look at the first generation SC or the second generation.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackDynamiteNY BlackDynamiteOnline

    Back to basics
    The original SC is a great car to work from, and they still use the same platform for the GS!

    Make a bolder, edgier for the 21st century SC400
    BD

  • JDM

    SC successor.

  • MIKE DELORCA

    This will be a thrill to see how it turns out compared to the Motor Trend rendering of the LC600h—-Bring it on LEXUS—If it looks anything like the rendering in final production then count me in….such a Beauty !

  • Richard

    How about a Nissan GT-R competitor & Toyota Supra stable-mate?  That would be fun.  More LF-A than the larger “Original” SC (truer 4 Seater)

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    Nice! The expensive cars are the fun ones! There’s plenty of time for a GS coupe!

  • Sanda

    Thank God it is not another “hybrid performance” oxymoron, which simply does not work and has only proven to be a recipe for failure.

    Case in point, someone looking for a performance car never looks at a whisper quiet, CVT transmission mated to a bulky hybrid.

  • Sanda

    Just to add, Lexus also needs to stop pretending and fooling themselves that the GS450h and the CT200h have ANYTHING to do with high-performance driving. They are non-existent as far as the high-performance car circles go.

  • Lexisf

    Its the GS Coupe! About time!

  • Alex Sunders

    total specualation here, hasn’t the three LED headlight arrangement previously been reserved for hybrid models?  Performance hybrids/electrics haven’t been popular with enthusiasts, but it does seem like a rising trend with other brands, i.e. BMW i8, Audi R8 ETRON, etc. 

  • Sanda

    Those cars are pnly a statement and will never make it into production. The R8 ETRON weighs over 1000 lbs more than a R8 V10 and will never be bought by the masses.

    Fact of the matter is, core of the performance car buyers will never buy a hybrid unless it is a Porsche 918 (since it has a race engine mated to a hybrid and a manual transmission) simply because high performance driving is all about the drama, charisma and the big sound. Also, CVT along with weight of the hybrid system.

    All Lexus needs to do is stop pretending that GS450h can in some way fulfill the requirements of people who want high-performance cars. It never has and it never will.

    Stick to the formula Lexus mastered with the LFA and it will be a huge hit.

  • BOSS

    Damn you! that was what I was gonna say :P LOL

  • Nickg1306

    its a 6-series competitor, lux coupe

  • http://twitter.com/BlackDynamiteNY BlackDynamiteOnline

    I just got the teaser video of the LF-LC!!  Check it:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jPbXekaYqr0

    Looks like an epic WIN!
    BD

  • Lexustechsa

    It does have hybrid badges in the side

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Just working on a composite image from the video — post will be up shortly.

  • F1

    This is interesting

  • http://twitter.com/BlackDynamiteNY BlackDynamiteOnline

    They took it down about 30 minutes after I linked it
    But I downloaded it first!

    Because I’m Black Dynamite!
    BD

  • Sanda

    Yes! Ultimate fail already!

    It will do fine as a grand touring coupe. Terrible as a high performance coupe to compete against the R8, Porsche 911 etc.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    Yeah … Luxury Coupe would explained it .

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    Look on GS450h F-Sport … nuff said .

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    GS450h is much cheaper than LFA … simple reason .

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    Not so … put IS-F’s 5.0-liter V8 & GS450h’s Hybrid system , it will be good .