The Lexus LF-C2 Concept soaks up some Mediterranean sun in new photos

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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.

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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.

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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.