Lexus LC Convertible: A Sexy Soft Top That’s A Concept In Name Only

Unlike some concepts present at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, the LC Convertible from Lexus is actually a direct preview of an upcoming production model, according to the automaker.

The LC Convertible Concept has already been described as an LC in its most breathtaking form, “blending all the best aspects of the original Coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible,” said Lexus chief designer, Tadao Mori.

Dude, where’s my roof?

It’s stowed in a special compartment behind the rear seats, actually. Also, it’s a soft-top rather than a folding hard-top, which should help keep the extra weight down to a minimum.

Compared to the fixed-roof version, the LC Convertible sits 5 mm (0.2 inches) closer to the road. Meanwhile, the wheelbase length is the same at 2,870 mm (113.0 inches), as is overall width and length, rated at 1,920 mm (75.6 inches) and 4,770 mm (187.8 inches) respectively.

“A production version of this concept would be exhilarating in many different ways. You would see its dynamic lines as you approach, hear its engine when you started it up and feel everything around you once on the road. It would engage the senses in a way that is unique and exciting every time you got behind the wheel,” added Mori-san.

As for any special touches present on this show car, there’s black exterior trim, new 22-inch wheels, and of course the white leather interior with yellow contrast stitching. It’s the exact same spec unveiled in the press release a few days back.

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  • Marek Andrzejak

    Nice combination rear bumper with tail lights.
    I like it.

  • Merc1

    Gorgeous. Love it.


  • Bash

    What a wonderful one.

  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    If Toyota can manage to design this beauty, why we watching those crazy designs

    Hope it can have the 3.5 TT plus the normal V8 and the F when it goes to production

  • Rani

    Now this looks quite exotic. I rarely see LCs on the road but man do they have a presence.

  • SteersUright

    Still waiting for this V8 to land in a lightweight application from Toyota/Lexus. To me, this car is just ok, given its massively overpriced and overweight.

    • Kir Rik Davis

      How much should it cost? just asking for a friend?

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