The Lexus LF-CC, unveiled recently at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, is the more restrained mid-size coupe cousin of the LF-FC and the LFA Supercar. That doesn’t mean that the more compact LF-CC doesn’t take after its sporty relatives in a few key ways, though.
The LF-CC, like the LF-FC, is a hybrid that shares several external features reminiscent of the Lexus brand – the spindle grille, along with a bonnet lip and a low spoiler. That spoiler and the fenders enhance the aerodynamics of the car significantly, meaning that even though this isn’t a sports car, it sure looks like it’ll be able to act like one. The sleek, titanium-colored exterior helps add to the illusion.
The powertrain is being touted as highly efficient, with CO2 emissions that are much lower than the rest of the hybrid auto industry. The 2.5 litre, DOHC, 4-cylinder petrol engine is highly efficient, as well – it features new fuel-injection technology to dramatically improve fuel efficiency.
The clean-running, efficient powertrain is being looked at as the most important thing coming out of this concept car – something that could be popping up in the rest of Lexus’ mainstream models in the near future.