Looks like: A sporty, sun-worshiping roadster
Defining characteristics: Multifaceted shimmering golden yellow exterior paint
Ridiculous features: It has no top
Chance of being mass-produced: Lexus calls it a "design study," but nothing has filled the SC 430's space in the lineup since it was canceled after model-year 2010
Lexus picked a state known for its sunshine-filled scenic highways to unveil its new convertible concept. The LF-C2 concept is a four-passenger roadster, and with this concept, Lexus is all style over substance: There are no powertrain specs, or really any details save for an exterior inspired by sunlight, according to Lexus.
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The concept is dressed in bright golden yellow paint, applied in a multilayer process with a primer, followed by silver, a clear coat, then the yellow that reflects off the silver for extra luster. Outside, it's all crisp creases and sharp angles; a bold line slices through the convertible’s arrow-shaped body. Other exterior highlights include five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels and an aggressive interpretation of the brand's spindle grille, here with a braided mesh theme. The gaping grille is flanked by dynamic-looking triangle-shaped LED headlights. In back, fin-like rear diffusers steal the show, along with L-shaped taillights and chrome-tipped quad exhaust pipes.