As we recently predicted, Lexus is using the bi-annual Tokyo Motor Show to hint at the styling of its next-generation range-topping LS luxury saloon, in the form of the LF-FC concept that it has unveiled today.
Powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell electric powertrain, the Lexus LF-FC concept uses a single motor to drive the rear wheels, with electricity being sent to two in-wheel electric motors at the front, enabling the car to distribute torque to all four wheels precisely, resulting in what Lexus claim to be ‘exceptional dynamic handling and superior road stability’.
Lexus adds that its LF-FC concept offers ‘a peek into the design and technology direction of the brand’s future flagship sedan’. In other words, you are looking here at a thinly disguised new LS, waiting to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse, Audi A8, BMW 7-Series. Jaguar XJ et al. At least one derivate of the new LS range is expected to offer a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain option as an alternative to the hybrid V8 engine.