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Lexus LF-LC concept turns Blue

Different-coloured version of Detroit show car makes its debut in Oz

Published: October 31, 2012, 12:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:56 PM

Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept - Front

Lexus revealed a new version of its LF-LC concept coupe at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney last week.

Called the Lexus LF-LC Blue, it appears otherwise little changed from the original that made its debut last January in Detroit.

Lexus says it's a further development of the model, swapping that car’s burning red exterior for an Opal Blue finish, inspired by the natural base colour of the Australian gemstone.

The company says the LF-LC's design points to styling cues that will influence future Lexus sports models – a believable claim given the prominence it's been giving this concept.

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The concept is also said to pioneer the use of lightweight carbon fibre and the next generation of full hybrid powertrain.

It's almost certain that, if Lexus should build such a high-performance coupe, it would be hybrid powered. The hybrid drive system in the LF-LC Blue is said to develop 500

Lexus says it features a new, high-energy battery pack designed to deliver to greater power from a smaller package than that used in Lexus’s current full hybrid model range.

The company says it is now actively studying how it can engineer and build a vehicle like this in the future.