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Lexus Unveils Luscious Blue LF-LC Hybrid in Australia

Posted By Marc Carter On October 19, 2012 @ 5:16 pm In automotive,Electric Cars,gallery,Green Transportation | No Comments

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Following its debut at the Detroit Auto Show [1] earlier this year, Lexus has unveiled an updated version of its Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept [2]. The biggest change to the design is the new Opal Blue exterior color – according to Lexus [3], the new shade is inspired by the lustrous color found in semi-precious opal stones in the Australian Outback.

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When we first saw the LF-LC concept [4], Lexus confirmed that it was powered by a hybrid powertrain, but now Lexus has released more information about what powers the sexy hybrid [5] concept. Named Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive, the system features an Atkinson cycle engine which is mated to an advanced high-energy battery pack that is designed to deliver greater power from a smaller battery than those currently used in Lexus’ range of hybrid vehicles. Combined, the LF-LC Blue concept’s hybrid powertrain packs 500 horsepower, which is more than any other Lexus [3] hybrid. Lexus [3] Australia’s Tony Cramb said that LF-LC Blue is a preview of what the future may hold for sports cars.

“For decades, Lexus has been synonymous with hybrid [5] drivetrains, superior build quality, comfort and reliability,” Cramb said. “With the LF-LC we now reinforce our design and technology credentials. The LF-LC [4] is absolutely stunning. Its good looks mask some very exciting design and engineering innovations that will influence Lexus vehicles in the future. LF-LC is part concept, part reality: the concept hints at what’s to come from Lexus, while the reality has us actively studying how we can engineer and build a vehicle like this in the future.”

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[1] Detroit Auto Show: http://inhabitat.com/7-hottest-new-hybrids-electric-cars-at-the-2012-north-american-international-auto-show-in-detroit/

[2] Lexus LF-LC hybrid concept: http://inhabitat.com/lexus-may-actually-produce-the-lf-lc-hybrid-sports-coupe-concept/

[3] Lexus: http://www.lexus.com

[4] LF-LC concept: http://inhabitat.com/lexus-unveils-hot-new-lf-lc-luxury-hybrid-coupe-at-detroit-auto-show/

[5] hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=hybrid+car

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