You can find all kinds of strange animals in Australia.

Even advanced hybrid supercars.

Check out the LF-LC Blue, Lexus’s new concept car painted to match a semi-precious opal stone found in the Australian Outback, just unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show.

The luxury marque has managed to get a whopping 500 hp out of its hybrid powertrain, an Atkinson-cycle gas engine combined with an “advanced high-energy battery pack” and an electric motor.

The high-tech goodies aren’t all under the hood, of course.

The driver gets his own touchscreen and pop-up keyboard to control climate, audio and navigation systems.

In the old days, that was called texting….

[via Autoblog]