Autocar reports Lexus may be mulling a production version of the company's LF-LC Concept. After receiving a near universally positive reception following its unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show this year, Karl Schlicht, head of Lexus product planning, reportedly gave the vehicle a 50-50 shot at hitting dealers sometime in the future. Those aren't great odds, but it is a change of tone from when the vehicle first hit the stage. Back in January, Toyota made it very clear the LF-LC was strictly a concept. As you may recall, the vehicle is a 2+2 coupe with a hybrid drivetrain and a low-slung presence.

According to Schlicht, the vehicle would have never even been considered for production if it had merely been submitted as a design proposal. With a physical concept backed by chorus of positive reviews, the company's decision makers have evidently been prompted to give the LF-LC a second look.

Schlicht himself is set to become the head of product planning for Toyota and Lexus starting on April 1.


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      kontroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      typical american uneducated PEASANT comments. They wouldn't know the difference between a cows ass Catrinel Menghia's ass... idiots
      Vincent Teron
      • 2 Years Ago
      It looks like Lexus/Toyota took many of their design cues from electric shavers.
      Leob037
      • 2 Years Ago
      I agree with Dreez28, It'll have to be much much super than the LFA. Also whats up with the grill? I mean is that for looks or does it really need that much air for cooling or even twin turbos? You'll have more resistance in the front of the car than the rest of the car...Lol
      sensibility2
      • 2 Years Ago
      What's there to ponder? Build it or if not so sure, request a statement of interest with a specified amount for downpayment say, $5,000.00 to $10,000.00 and see what happens. You will have your answer soon enough I recon. While you are at it, sign me up!
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wonder how much it would cost.
        ctsmith1066
        • 2 Years Ago
        @NY EVO X MR GUY
        Depends on the level of exclusivity they decide to aim for. The car has the potential (and I emphasize *potential*, nothing more) to compete with Ferrari, Aston Martin, or the MB SLS-AMG, if Lexus really decides to put in the effort. Or they could simplify the design and offer a base vehicle for $60-70 k. While I would likely never be able to afford it, I think it would be logical to turn this into a halo car, to give the Lexus brand some more luxury/performance cache. But they would really have to hit it out of the park if they do.
      Lou
      • 2 Years Ago
      Totally worthless, the grill doesn't produce a fine enough grated cheese to be useful in any dish. FAIL Lexus, FAIL.
      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      That thing is sex on wheels! I sure hope it makes it to production.
      redgpgtp97
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care what anyone says, this IS a great looking car. Well designed and executed in concept form. Now only if they could bring it to market.
      imag
      • 2 Years Ago
      Lexus won't be able to win with this one. If it's luxurious or technology laden, people will say they it's too boring. They will complain that it's not as fast as a GT-R. If it's sporty and light, it won't have much on the Corvette or the 911. I guess the best model is the R8, which Audi has product-placed nearly to death in order to get the full halo effect.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @imag
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      Walt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Metrosexuals, your car has arrived.
      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      A BIG yes please ! I wont be able to afford it but something this unquie shouldnt be just left as an concept.
      Brandon Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      If Toyota/Lexus wised up and put a turbocharged version of the BRZ driveline in this car with a DCT tranny or better yet, a twin-turbo Direct Injection V6 putting out just around 400 hp and making 30-35 mpg it will sell. Save me from the hybrid BS if it's going to cost an arm and a leg. If they can make this under 100k I don't care what the drivetrain is as long as it ain't slow.
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