If you haven't seen enough of the Norelco-inspired Lexus concept from this year's Detroit show, just wait until October. The Australian International Motor Show has formally announced that Lexus will be bringing a hybrid coupe concept to the Sydney show floor, reportedly another version of the LF-LC that graced Cobo nine months earlier.

Car Advice says that the Aussie concept is likely to be differentiated from the concept we've already seen by employing an all-wheel-drive powertrain. Its gas-electric hybrid driveline is said to produce close to 500 horsepower, though we reserve the right to remain skeptical of anything still wearing a "concept" label, especially a vehicle that's likely three or four years out from production, assuming it gets the green light at all.

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LEXUS CONCEPT TO ELECTRIFY 2012 MOTOR SHOW WITH WORLD FIRST DEBUT

Lexus will push the boundaries of performance, style and technology at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show when it takes the covers off a hybrid coupe concept vehicle.

Renowned and respected around the world for its advanced engineering and ideas, Lexus will provide a glimpse into its design future with this luxury sports coupe displaying a striking balance of new and traditional designs.

"The designers and engineers at Lexus continue to think outside the box with their cutting-edge concept vehicles," said Russ Tyrie, Event Director.

"The LF-Gh concept on display at Melbourne last year was a prime example of this, yet Lexus will raise the already-high bar yet again, with their global reveal in Sydney.

"We are thrilled Lexus have chosen the Australian International Motor Show as the stage to unveil this concept and we know all visitors to the Show will be excited by its head-turning exterior style lines, driver-focused, advanced interior and superior performance."

The 2012 Australian International Motor Show will be held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour from October 19-28, 2012.


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      Jonathan Ippolito
      • 2 Years Ago
      Why is the 0-60 time so low if it has all this horsepower ? Oh wait I forgot it's another heavy hybrid ! Can't wait till the production car comes out and has a $300,000+ pricetag and is available for lease only .
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still say its a preview of a new SC.
      Danugye
      • 2 Years Ago
      Skip the SC...I say subdue a couple of the chrome accents on the exterior and we should have a good platform for the new Supra. I don't know if my eyes deceive me either, but I see three pedals (gas,brake,clutch) and a dead pedal in the interior photo; strangely a gear shifter is missing from the center column...testing out two options?
      • 2 Years Ago
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      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Please build this Lexus.
      audisp0rta4
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Car Advice says that the Aussie concept is likely to be differentiated from the concept we've already seen by employing an all-wheel-drive powertrain." They can tell us that the car runs on catfish and nobody would be the wiser...if the car is just sitting static on the display floor. Hopefully Lexus is actually planning a visual differentiation and will compare crowd reaction on the 2 concepts before releasing the production model.