Thanks to the folks at Road & Track, we got our first glimpse at the Detroit-bound Lexus LF-LC concept yesterday, and to follow suit, Lexus has released its first official image showing the new two-plus-two in all its glory. We don't know much about the new coupe, except that the design was "crafted from a clean sheet of paper," and that "the LF-LC blends both high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the machine."

Alright then.

We've suggested that the LF-LC could be a Lexus LS-based coupe to take on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz SL and BMW 6 Series, but we won't know exactly what's in store until the concept car is revealed next month. For now, scroll through our attached image galleries – one of the official Lexus shots, the other of the leaked R&T images – and follow the jump for Lexus' brief press release.
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Lexus to Unveil Sport Coupe Concept Vehicle at North American International Auto Show in Detroit

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 21, 2011 – Taking the new Lexus design direction one step further, the LF-LC 2+2 sport coupe will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit at 1:25 p.m. Eastern time on January 9, 2012.

"Crafted from a clean sheet of paper at the request of Lexus headquarters in Japan, the LF-LC blends both high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the machine," said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. "The clean lines of the vehicle emphasize motion, creating a distinctive look for this futuristic sport coupe."

Conceived as a design exercise to explore the future of Lexus design, the LF-LC was created at the company's Calty design studio in Newport Beach, Calif.


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      RA
      • 3 Years Ago
      impressive execution. it's something "new" for a change..
      Rotation
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's a lot better than the leaked image. Still not a fan yet. I'll have to give it time.
      Eta Carinae
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like how the C pillar disappears.........that is a nice styling element
      You guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the way it looks. I wonder what the powertrain is going to end up like? (5L from IS-F?)
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      My first impression of the car is "sex".. ehehe..
      xanadu4024
      • 3 Years Ago
      heck that car is HOT!
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Alex Butti
      • 3 Years Ago
      To me it looks like a variation of a LF-A.
      Polly Prissy Pants
      • 3 Years Ago
      I miss the times when cars had actual names.
      glalli2
      • 3 Years Ago
      buy american the job you save just might be yours.
      kontroll
      • 3 Years Ago
      hey yoyota, wake up from your grandomania induced coma...this POS will never ever compete with the likes of MB, BMW or Cadillac NEVER. Same old boring toyota krap, these guys are lucky that they still have money left to throw around on so called "exotic" designs that are DOA. There'll be a few senior citizens with money, most likely some indian doctors who's sari dressed wives will drive this at 45 mph on the highway, total joke the car and the ones buying it
        Dwight Bynum Jr.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        You know, I was going to take the time to berate you for your ignorance... but reading your atrocious grammar and obviously loose handle on the English language hurt my brain far too much to do so. As you were.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        The LFA beats the SLS, BMW has not car to match the LFA and cadillac has no model to beat the LFA... so yea.. Lexus ftw
        Klinkster
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        never compete with Cadillac? That's the POS brand that should have been kicked to the curb during bankruptcy. Even with all the boated pre-GM overhead now gone, Cadillac is a dead brand. Might as well have called it Buick.
        Bobby
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        never compete? 11 years beating the sales of mb, bmw, cadilliac, audi, jaguar etc. it seems as if its taken 11 years for them to even be on the same level as sales in the us... the total joke is your ignorance and stupidity in regards to anything car related.
      Steve
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great looking car, but I would still buy German if I were in the market of luxury sports cars.
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