Lexus used the 2019 North American International Auto Show to introduce the stunning LC Convertible concept. Now, it appears the production model is right around the corner.
According to Roadshow, Lexus will unveil the 2020 LC Convertible at the Goodwood Festival of Speed which kicks off on July 4th.
Little is known about the car, but it is expected to be virtually identical to the concept. As a result, the production model should closely echo the coupe but adopt a unique rear end and a retractable soft top.
Engine options should carryover from the coupe and include a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 that produces 471 hp (351 kW / 478 PS) and 398 lb-ft (539 Nm) of torque. It is connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission which sends power to the rear wheels. This setup enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds, but the convertible will likely be a tad slower.
We can also expect a hybrid variant with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, two electric motors and a lithium-ion battery pack. The powertrain has a combined output of 354 hp (264 kW / 359 PS) and it allows the coupe to run from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.7 seconds. Furthermore, the model has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 26 mpg city / 35 mpg highway / 30 mpg combined.
The LC Convertible will reportedly arrive at dealerships soon, but there’s no word on specifics. However, the model should cost more than the coupe which starts at $92,300 for the LC 500 and $96,810 for the LC 500h.