The Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept is not just the most consistent application of the contentious L-finesse design lingo of Lexus, the luxury auto manufacturer. It is a glance at what the flagship sedan might resemble in the not so far-away future. It seems that, Lexus has stayed the hydrogen-powered path in the future, as the concept that was recently unveiled at the 2015 Motor Show in Tokyo, declaring that the new Lexus Concept will be motorized by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Even though originally planned as a concept to foretaste upcoming styling themes, rage reviews subsequent to the expose of the Lexus LF-LC Flagship concept at the 2012 Auto Show in Detroit influenced managers to put the eye-catching two-door vehicle into production. The new model vehicle is anticipated to assume the LC title and will be available for sale sometime during 2017.
While there have been reports the production model of the Lexus Flagship LF-LC Concept will restore the SC badge of Lexus, brand name filings for LC 500h and LC 500 made by Toyota, the parent company, previous year suggest the novel Lexus coupe will be named as a LC when it lastly lands in dealerships. The brand filings also offer clues as to the probable powertrains, as well.
Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept Exterior
The new Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept will surely beat the peculiar trans-dimensional Toyota fuel cell item in the looks section. By means of its lengthy hood and tremendously trim back deck, the new LF-FC Concept is almost carries the proportions similar to Lagonda, from Aston Martin. The liberal measurements of the new Concept vehicle even handle to assist it are dressed in that ever-rising spindle grille with something resembling self-assurance.
The front fascia of the new Lexus Concept comes set with a grille with components similar to those of the ones available in the existing Lexus models. The sedan is anticipated to ride on a new back-wheel-drive platform shared with the subsequent-generation LS-FC flagship sedan, which is due to release approximately one year before. The new Concept vehicle will be benchmarked against the Porsche 911 and the BMW 6-Series.
The new model LF-FC is obviously planned for a smooth, athletic coupe with seating arrangement in the front and at the back and proportions extremely similar to those of the earlier LF-LC Concept.
Lexus LF-FC Flagship Concept Engine
Lexus offers its new LF-FC Flagship Concept a superior power output through a cell configuration to power its back wheels. It also transmits power to the two in-wheel electric motors located in the front, thus making the new Concept an all-wheel-drive vehicle. This pioneering drive configuration allows precise torque distribution control between the front and rear wheels, offering the full-scale sedan exceptional dynamic handling and enhanced road stability. The strategic location of the fuel-cell hoard is at the rear part, power control section at the front and T-configuration set hydrogen fuel tanks offer the best front and back weight distribution for the athletic sedan.
Price and the release date
The new Concept is estimated to go on sale during the first quarter of 2017, which means that buyers will most likely perceive it arrive as a 2018 year model. Pricing for the new Concept vehicle would fall approximately the $100,000 mark.