LF-X Leads Lexus Design Into The Future - Specifications | Part Two

The Lexus LF-X

 

Lexus LF-X technical specification
Engine 4.3-litre DOHC V8
Maximum power (bhp) 300
Transmission 5-speed automatic
Wheelbase (mm) 2959
Length (mm) 4935
Width (mm) 1984
Height (mm) 1646
Tyres 265/50 R21 (front)
  295/45 R21 (rear)
Shaping The Future Through Design

The LF-X is one in a series of Lexus concepts that express a new design philosophy for the company. Rather than being a strict formula to calculate new forms and styles, it can be adapted into many forms to give Lexus models more passion.

Lexus is a young brand, launched only 15 years ago into a global premium market dominated by a small number of long-established prestige manufacturers. In that short time it has succeeded in making a big impact, not only in terms of the quality and refinement of its vehicles, but also in its ground-breaking approach to customer care and service.

In these areas Lexus’s "relentless pursuit of perfection" has succeeded in setting new standards for its rivals to aspire to. With the new philosophy it is developing a set of design principles that will give future models an exciting look that will be unmistakeably Lexus.

In the past, Lexus models conformed to the established concepts of luxury styling. For the future it is developing a more original and advanced approach that will deliver leading edge cars that are bold and striking, but which also have an inherent simplicity and elegance.

In its analysis of the concept of luxury, Lexus concluded that true luxury is when your needs or wishes are perfectly anticipated. In this sense, the finest luxury car is not necessarily the most expensive or the one which offers the widest range of functions and features, but the one which is designed to cater instinctively for all conditions and driver requirements, focusing the design closely on the user and achieving perfection in human rather than mechanical terms. These qualities can be clearly identified in Lexus’s series of exciting new concept cars – the LF-X, LF-S and LF-C.

The LF-S (Lexus Future – Sedan) is a four-door saloon in which all elements have an individual impact yet combine perfectly to form a dynamic and elegant appearance. The use of advanced technologies extends to a panoramic roof that incorporates a new form of security lighting.

The LF-C (Lexus Future – Coupe) expresses the concept of L-Finesse in a stunning V8-powered four-seater coupe with a retracting hard top that can be moved through four different positions, from a targa-style arrangement to a full top-down convertible.

Published 21 May 2004 Melanie Carter
 

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