LF-LC 2.0: Lexus Previews New AWD Hybrid Concept Car Debuting This Fall
August 28, 2012 at 9:31am by Alexander Stoklosa
Lexus has announced it is bringing a new hybrid coupe concept to the Sydney auto show this fall, and that the two-door show car is an evolution of the LF-LC concept it showed off at this year’s Detroit auto show. According to Lexus, the new concept car features a hybrid powertrain that’ll produce at least 496 hp and routes all of those ponies to all four wheels via some form of all-wheel-drive.
What isn’t presently clear is how closely related the new concept is to the LF-LC. Lexus released a teaser image (above) of the new car’s taillight, and it looks nearly identical to the LF-LC’s. We’re thinking that this new concept car likely is an LF-LC with a more hashed-out powertrain—itself perhaps a more powerful version of the LS600hL hybrid‘s V-8/electric motor combo—plus some fancy new blue paint. After all, as stunning as the LF-LC was, Lexus never revealed any details surrounding the car’s hybrid powertrain. In fact, we were told the concept car didn’t even have a powertrain—it made do with a small electric motor and battery pack that were just powerful enough to move the car onto the stage in Detroit. We’ll bring you more information when the unnamed concept car makes its debut in October.
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