The Lexus LF-FC is currently celebrating its world debut at the ongoing Tokyo Motor Show 2015. Designed to preview the Japanese marque’s next-generation LS luxury sedan, the car is actually longer than a long-wheelbase Mercedes-Benz S-Class so we just had to check it out in the flesh.
Powering the Lexus LF-LC is a high output fuel cell powertrain driving the rear wheels but at this stage, no specifications or performance figures have been revealed. What we do know is that the fuel cell is mated to two in-wheel motors that power the front wheels meaning the LF-FC is actually all-wheel drive. This drive system enables intelligent torque distribution across all four wheels to help improve the vehicle’s handing. Additionally, the weight distribution has been optimised thanks to the power control unit being located at the front, the fuel-cell stack at the rear and the hydrogen fuel tanks in the centre of the concept.
Some of the key design elements including the prominent spindle grille with a polished chrome outer and black mesh. HID headlights have also been implemented and are similar in shape to those from existing Lexus models like the RC and NX. The LF-FC has also been installed with 21-inch wheels made from carbon fibre with aluminium spokes to reduce unsprung weight.