Lexus is hitting the hybrid track with the launch of the LF-LC recently in Australia. By the looks of this car, they are springing forward on the heels of the Lexus LFA supercar. Referred to as the Lexus LF-LC Blue Hybrid concept, it is certainly a dazzling sight. But it is what is on the inside that counts, so let’s get down to specs.
Lurking under the sleek hood is an advanced Lexus hybrid drive system pushing out 500 horses. That is quite a bang from a battery pack! The svelte hybrid goes way heavy on lightweight carbon fiber, yet the overall appearance is aggressive and agile. A high-energy battery pack paired with an efficient Atkinson cycle combustion engine create the guts for this model, which is the most powerful Lexus hybrid to date.
Because the official unveil was in Australia, the Lexus concept is finished in a rare Opal Blue reminiscent of the country’s precious stone. Reports thus far all but confirm that this model will reach production.
According to Lexus Australia’s Tony Cramb, “The LF-LC is part concept, part reality: the concept hints at what’s to come from Lexus, while the reality has us actively studying how we can engineer and build a vehicle like this in the future.”
The interior cabin is equally exquisite, boasting leather, suede, modern brushed metal and wood accents. True to form, it is also brimming with state-of-the-art technology, a perhaps preview of things to come from the marquee. A pair 12-inch LCD screens with a touch screen interface provide smooth navigation and infotainment capacity.
And hopefully they can direct you to the next charging station.
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