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Lexus LF-CC concept debuts at 2012 Australian Motor Show

Lexus has revealed the new Lexus LF-CC concept car at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The stunning coupe gives us a glimpse of the upcoming 2014 Lexus IS, from a design perspective.

In the flesh, the LF-CC (Lexus Future Coupe Concept) is a beautifully elegant machine. It brings all of Lexus’s current and future design philosophies together, and blends them into a sleek and sexy two-door coupe.

It’s also a very aggressive sports coupe, featuring a sharp and directed front end and a muscular rear end with prominent haunches and taillight wings.

As previously reported, the concept gives us all a preview of the next-gen Lexus IS range. Of course, the production car will be watered down somewhat compared with this dramatic one-off concept. The foundations of the design and mechanical layout are likely to remain though.

Power comes from a next-generation Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive system in this concept, which produces an almighty 372kW of combined power. The next-gen IS is expected to come with a new 2.5-litre four-cylinder.

Inside showcases a futuristic dash design with similarly classy and modern sports bucket seats. There’s also two separate ‘zones’ including a Display Zone and a Control Zone, with one displaying information and the other for interactive functions.

Tony Cramb from Lexus Australia recently spoke about the concept and its importance/relationship with production cars soon to be available in the showroom. He said,

“The LF-LC is absolutely stunning. Its good looks mask some very exciting design and engineering innovations that will influence Lexus vehicles in the future.

“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 concept on display is presented in a cool blue exterior colour scheme unlike the gold/bronze version revealed earlier this year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.