Lexus is stepping on a new achievement with the full reveal of the new LF-1 Limitless concept.
The LF‑1 concept could be powered by fuel cell, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, gasoline, or even all-electric. And the company says by around 2025, every Lexus model will be available either as a dedicated electrified model, or have an electrified option.
The Lexus LF‑1’s exaggerated dash-to-axle ratio gives it an athletic profile that evokes classic grand touring cars rather than an estate wagon. Combined with a cabin that sits deep within the rear-wheel drive chassis and aggressive 22‑inch wheels barely contained under bulging fenders, the LF‑1 has a powerful stance that conveys its performance intensions at a glance.
The interior trim is adorned in a metallic finish that’s a perfect blend of rose-gold and copper similar to the exterior color, but with a satin finish for a warmer feel.
Engaging the start button initiates a dramatic lighting sequence of ambient light based on which of the several available driving modes is engaged. For a more subtle effect, the wooden door trim has tiny perforations that allow indirect light from miniature LEDs to shine in a variety of colors that complement the more direct overhead lights.
Technology enhances the luxurious feel of the LF‑1 by expanding the options offered to the driver. It starts with the LF‑1’s Chauffeur mode, which allows for hands-free operation thanks to the vehicle’s by‑wire steering, braking, acceleration, lights and signals. For engaged driving, all powertrain controls and mode displays are on the steering wheel to keep the driver focused on the road. The result is smooth, carefree driving with maximum efficiency and reduced risk of accidents.
Touch-responsive haptic controls easily reached from the steering wheel interface with the 4D navigation system and integrated comfort and entertainment systems.
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