No automaker is pushing hydrogen cars harder than Toyota – and the company’s luxury offshoot just unveiled the fuel cell vehicle of the future. The Lexus LF-FC concept features opalescent curves, an all-wheel drive fuel cell power system, and a holographic interface that lets you control the car with a wave of your hand.

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The LF-FC is a flagship sedan defined by svelte curves and a flowing coup-like roofline. The hydrogen car‘s front fascia is dominated by Lexus’ trademark hourglass grill, sharply set LED headlamps, and swooshing L-shaped daytime running lights. The car’s tail lights echo this motif, and 21-inch aluminum wheels stand out with carbon fiber reinforced plastic rims.

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Lexus carefully distributed the sedan’s fuel cell stack, hydrogen tanks, and power control unit to optimize performance, handling, and road stability. The LF-FC’s hydrogen fuel cell power plant sends power to the rear wheels and two in-wheel motors located at the front. Fittingly, the futuristic vehicle packs an array of autonomous driving technologies including “traffic recognition, prediction, and judgement.”

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The LF-FC is Lexus’ first hydrogen concept car, and although it’ll probably never be produced, it defines the direction for the company’s future fuel cell endeavors. Lexus announced plans to launch a luxury hydrogen vehicle by the year 2020 at this year’s Detroit Auto Show.

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