Top 10 Detroit motor show cars - Lexus LF-LC
Could it be a model in its own right? It's considered unlikely, although the LF-LC's profile could influence a new generation of folding hard-tops. A more probable development is that elements of the LF-LC's styling – in particular the dramatic front end, complete with deep air scoops under each headlight – will appear on mainstream Lexus saloons.
Lexus USA, which oversaw the design of the LF-LC at its Californian studio, says the cues will appear on new models 'over the next two years'. We can but hope that the final production cars will retain a decent chunk of the concept car's flair.
Lexus has long been a conservative brand when it comes to styling, but there's enough to like here for it to potentially stand out from increasingly generic German rivals.