After showing us two very close up teaser shots of its new, Californian-designed, concept, Lexus has finally released an image of the full, beautiful thing.

It's called the LF-LC, it has two proper seats and two useless ones, and the story goes that Lexus wasn't planning on unveiling it in full just yet, but had its hand forced when a pesky American car magazine called Road and Track only went and published a set on its YouTube account.

So, here it is. Lexus can still protect all useful information about the car, so it's doing so, although the company does accompany the picture with this especially juicy quote:

"Crafted from a clean sheet of paper at the request of Lexus headquarters in Japan, the LF-LC blends both high technology and organic shapes to connect the driver to the machine. The clean lines of the vehicle emphasize motion, creating a distinctive look for this futuristic sport coupe."

By the looks of it we have something here that will never be made.

Lexus already has a lovely supercar, and while the company could make itself a nice BMW 6 Series rival, a production car would be extremely watered down from this beauty.

We may eat those words, but anyway, there's a recession, innit. And with that in mind, Lexus should maybe think about making a city car. Perhaps re-badging something from Toyota's production line next door, giving it a leather interior and calling it a "luxury commuter car". Nobody's thought of that bef...damn.

The LF-FC will be unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January.