Friday, 18 January, 2019

Presenting The Stunning Lexus LC Convertible Concept

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Cecil Davis | 13 January, 2019, 09:33

Lexus has revealed the new model ahead of its public debut at Detroit, and, while you still have to make your peace with that grille, it does look stupendously moreish from many angles. The LC wouldn't be the first convertible to lose its elegance as soon as it raised the lid. They're still present, too, Lexus insisting that the LC Convertible Concept could still accommodate four. While not pictured, it's likely a fabric roof is employed. Based on our time in its coupe sibling, we'd prefer not to be assigned to those back seats.

The regular LC coupe was touted for looking nearly exactly like its concept counterpart, and Lexus doesn't really do concept vehicles that never make it into production, so it's pretty safe to assume that this "concept" will be hitting showrooms in the near future. "It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible".

A few other changes have been made to glitz it up for show auto duty - it now sits on larger 22-inch two-tone alloy wheels, and the interior sees the addition of white leather upholstery with yellow stitching for a bit of added pop. The wheels are 22-inchers, an inch larger than the biggest available for the fixed-roof auto. Lexus isn't talking about powertrains, but based on the lack of badging we'd assume this is a V8 rather than a V6 hybrid. The vehicle is a spiritual successor to the SC, which bowed out of production in 2010, and if built would give Lexus a suitable answer to the new BMW 8-Series Convertible as well as Mercedes-Benz's S-Class Cabriolet.

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"A production version of this concept would be exhilarating in many different ways".

Long, low and lean, the LC Convertible concept retains the athletic proportions of the LC coupe. There's no mistaking which one Mori is referring to when he talks about how drivers would "hear its engine when you start it up and feel everything around you once on the road", however.