Discussion in 'Lexus Lounge' started by krew, Oct 27, 2015.
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Krew, 12:30am ET/9:30pm PT is what day? Thursday, Oct 29?
Really excited to see what Lexus has been working on.
Yes, excited. Looking forward to updates!
In less than three hours.
My hairs are standing up, I'm so excited, never been this thrilled for a Lexus concept ever. Cannot wait any longer, hopefully there are no disappointments and I hope to get an idea of the new LS. If this concept goes like the 2005 LS concept, It should be the same car! I thought the release was Thursday and the hype has been building up, but now It's being released in a few hours!
I cannot go to bed! I'm so excited!
Plenty of excitement to go around for everyone !
Screw my early class tomorrow...I have to stay up and watch this! #CollegeLife #Priorities
KREW got his press pass and is at the event, we should have updates shortly including exclusives you can only find here at the Lexus Enthusiast!!
Make sure you follow the Lexus Enthusiast on Periscope (phone APP) for live steaming, he is the only one that will be streaming LIVE from Tokyo!!
KREW is stating its amazing, he just saw it!!!!! Interior is amazing too! He is beyond excited!!!
Oh my Lord ... it is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!
THANK YOU ... Krew
I'm in LOVE!
A fuel cell and it doesnt look like the Mirai! Thank god! It looks so good! The taillights are a bit much but other than that it is gorgeous! Bring on the new LS
From what I saw of the video, side front fender view looks great. Taillights, not so much. Too reminiscent of the new Prius.
The Flagship LF-FC Concept
A transcript of an English translation of Lexus International President Tokuo Fukuichi's speech:
Hello everyone. My name is Tokuo Fukuichi and I am president of Lexus International. Thank you all for coming to the Tokyo Motor Show and especially for visiting us at the Lexus booth.
The television commercial you just watched, SLIDE, is the fourth in a series that we have been running as part of our global "Amazing in Motion" advertising campaign for the Lexus brand. The full SLIDE video went live in August.
Ross McGouran, a professional skateboarder with a career spanning more than 20 years, tested the hoverboard you just saw. The mechanism it uses to hover is a combination of superconductors, liquid nitrogen cooled to minus 197 degrees Celsius, and a magnetic track. To quote Ross' comments on the initial difficulties he faced, "Because there is no friction, you have to learn a new posture and balance skills from scratch to master riding the hoverboard. It was all a new experience." Hearing this, it would seem that even for a world-leading skateboarder, the Lexus hoverboard offered an experience that exceeded his imagination.
This project truly showcases the awe-inspiring experiences that Lexus is in search of. Lexus may be known for vehicles, but it stands for so much more. It is a brand constantly striving to deliver awe-inspiring experiences for everyone.
Of course, in addition to communicating our brand image, awe-inspiring experiences are also key elements our product development. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Lexus brand in Japan. We started with just two models: the GS and SC. In 2012, we began a new chapter for Lexus by accelerating the development of exhilarating vehicles and enabling an unbroken succession of new model launches and complete redesigns of existing models. This has culminated in a lineup of 11 models including the new RX and the GS F, which is a new F series model planned for launch before the end of the year, that we are exhibiting here today.
Finally, we have a new surprise that we are unveiling for everyone here today at the Tokyo Motor Show. This vehicle is all about the next 10 years at Lexus. Without further ado, please enjoy!
So this is our Lexus LF-FC concept car, the image of a new Lexus flagship car with an overwhelming presence.
The powertrain uses fuel cell technologies in a first for us at Lexus. This fuel cell vehicle's main drive is through the rear wheels but it also uses in-wheel motors mounted in the front wheels to deliver high output and superior handling stability and give drivers the exhilarating driving experience that is characteristic of Lexus.
Equipped with automated driving technologies as well, this car aims is based on our vision of a future where mobility means safety, efficiency and freedom.
It also includes a next-generation human-machine interface that matches natural human actions to achieve a comfortable driving experience, including an operating system that enables gesture input without even having to press the touch-panel screen.
Lexus's product development is based on three pillars: characteristic Lexus design, an exhilarating driving experience, and advanced environmental and safety technologies.
We are actively introducing hybrid technologies as part of our advanced environmental technologies. There are currently 12 Lexus models on sale around the world, with two of those models being hybrid only and seven of them having hybrid options, and about 30 percent of our global sales are hybrid vehicles. Even in the luxury vehicle market, the Lexus brand has a strong association with environmentally-friendly vehicles.
Fuel cell vehicles, or FCVs, are ideal environmentally-friendly vehicles, and the reason we are unveiling an FCV here today is to show that we are getting ready to embrace a hydrogen-based society.
We began a new chapter for Lexus in 2012, and right now we are in a preparatory period for yet another new chapter for the company. The Lexus LF-FC is a pointer indicating the direction we will be traveling in this next chapter. I hope we can convey through this car the next awe-inspiring experiences that Lexus is creating.
Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept Revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show
TOKYO, Japan, October 28, 2015―Taking center stage in the Lexus booth at the Tokyo Motor Show is the LF-FC flagship concept, a visionary new vehicle that offers a peek into the design and technology direction of the brand's future flagship sedan.
"Lexus wants to surprise and evoke emotion with its distinctive design and forward-thinking technology. For us, it is more than just a car, and we should exceed conventional imagination. The LF-FC expresses our progressive luxury and high-tech vision of a not so distant future", said Tokuo Fukuichi, Lexus International President.
You can download videos from here.
The LF-FC features a fresh new styling theme that embodies Lexus' "L-finesse" design philosophy. From every angle, the sedan is aggressively elegant, exuding the spirit of a grand touring vehicle. An evolved version of Lexus' signature grille with a new mesh design dominates the front, while floating "L-shaped" daytime running lights (DRL) extrude flawlessly from the front fenders. The rear is highlighted by striking new taillights that adopt the same floating theme as the DRL. When seen from its profile, the LF-FC's true character is revealed. The roofline flows from front to rear in the manner of a "4-door coupe," suggesting that this vehicle isn't just meant for straight highways, but to also be enjoyed on twisty roads. The sporty 21-inch aluminum wheels with carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) rims, add an extra dose of flair to what is already a dynamically styled machine.
The spacious interior of the LF-FC has been designed to wrap its occupants in a comfortable yet futuristic environment, while providing the driver with a highly-functional cockpit. The cabin has been designed in two sections, top and bottom. The top conveys a sense of openness, allowing the driver to concentrate on the road ahead without feeling constrained. When seen at eye level, the front seats seem to be floating.
The rear seats have been designed for those who enjoy being driven, offering a reclining feature and plenty of head and knee space. High-quality aniline leather on the seats, doors and dashboard enhances the level of luxury of the interior.
Highlighting the new technology inside the LF-FC is an advanced human machine interface that can be operated by simple hand gestures, without the need to touch a panel or controls. A small holographic image on the center console indicates where the system can interpret your hand gestures to control the audio system and ventilation.
At the heart of the LF-FC is a high output fuel cell power system that energizes the rear wheels, and also sends power to two in-wheel motors in the front, making the LF-FC all-wheel-drive. This innovative drive system allows precise torque distribution control between the front and rear wheels, giving the full-size sedan exceptional dynamic handling and superior road stability. The strategic placement of the fuel-cell stack at the rear of the vehicle, power control unit at the front and T-formation configured hydrogen fuel tanks result in front and rear weight distribution optimal for a sporty sedan.
Using automated driving technologies, with elevated traffic environment recognition, prediction, and judgment function, the LF-FC provides a safe and efficient driving experience for its occupants and supports the vision of a world without traffic accidents.
LEXUS LF-FC Specifications
Length 5,300 mm
Width 2,000 mm
Height 1,410 mm
For more information about the LF-FC, please visit Lexus International site.
Click here for a transcript of Lexus President Tokuo Fukuichi's speech at the Tokyo Motor Show.