Lexus LF-LC Hybrid Super Coupe Confirmed: Detroit Auto Show Preview

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Hours after photos of the upcoming Lexus super coupe concept leaked onto the net, the Toyota luxury brand has released a full photo of the car, confirming it will be called the LF-LC.

“Crafted from a clean sheet of paper at the request of Lexus headquarters in Japan, the LF-LC blends both high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the machine,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “The clean lines of the vehicle emphasize motion, creating a distinctive look for this futuristic sport coupe.”

As for the design of the car, it was handled at Lexus’ Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif., taking obvious style highlights from the new Lexus GS and the LFA supercar.

Of note, this high-resolution photo reveals that the LF-LC is in fact a hybrid.

The LF-LC will be officially unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 9th.

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Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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  • Ray Ray on Dec 21, 2011

    I think it's safe to say the 2014 Toyota Supra concept will be loosely based off of this new Lexus coupe. Can't wait to see what the MKV Supra will look like.

  • Rob Rob on Jan 02, 2012

    After waiting so long for another Supra, or at least a stated successor, this is a relief. You can see the styling cues from other Lexus machines as well as the Supra. It's not a far stretch so see this or something like it as the MKV. Thanks Toyota!