The Lexus LF-C2 concept debuted just a couple months ago at the 2014 LA Auto Show, and now new pictures of the concept convertible have come out that make us long for a production model and some warm weather.
Lexus international’s online magazine reveals shots of the 2+2 convertible in a Mediterranean setting, something a little more evocative than the show floor of the LA convention center. Accompanying the photos is an interview with Yasuo Kajino, the chief designer of the LF-C2, who talks about some of the design choices that went into the concept vehicle.
When it came to the exterior color, Kajino explains how the chosen shade of yellow “… resonated with the emotional value of Lexus,” despite being a difficult color to work with. Several paint layers over a bespoke silver base layer ended up being the final result.
The design study was an experiment in showcasing a vehicle within the Lexus design language that was “unrestrained,” with a focus on sportiness, from the spindle grille in the front all the way through its arrow-like profile to the rear lights that are meant to subtly mimic the Lexus logo.
It’s a stunning concept vehicle that Lexus says hints at what they have in store for the future. We could see elements ending up in something like a drop-top version of the Lexus RC very easily, but, as we’ve previously reported, plans for a convertible RC were shelved to allocate more resources into developing a new crossover vehicle. We remain hopeful, however, that all this talk from Kajino of Lexus’ emotional value means the automaker still hasn’t forgotten how to have a good time.
It does happen to be auto show season, so if Lexus has anything with a little LF-C2 in it on deck, we most likely won’t have to wait too long to find out.