It Is Alive: Lexus Shows Off Thinly Veiled LC Convertible Prototype

The Lexus LC Convertible is making its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where it will run up the hill in the hands of professional racing driver Nick Cassidy, who competes in Japan’s Super GT500 championship.

Covered in a thin layer of camouflage that tries to conceal some of the final item’s details, the LC Convertible was previewed by a concept car at the 2019 NAIAS. It retains the proportions and styling of the Coupe, the only change being the electrically operated soft top that substitutes the fixed roof.

Also Read: Driven: 2019 Lexus LC500 Limited Edition Is A Master Of All Trades

“The Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the history and culture of the automobile and serves as a gathering place for some of history’s most notable cars and drivers”, said the company’s international executive VP, Koji Sato. “Lexus is honored to join this festival, and I could not be happier to unveil this prototype model of the LC Convertible at the same venue where the LC Coupe made its debut in 2016.”

Toyota’s luxury brand will announce the exact unveiling date, market launch and full specs in due course. Even so, we expect powertrain options to carry over from the Coupe, which translates into a 471 hp (478 PS / 351 kW) 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V8 and a 354 hp (359 PS / 264 kW) 3.5-liter, V6 hybrid.

The LC Convertible will logically be priced a bit higher than the Coupe, which has an MSRP of $92,950 for the V8 and $97,460 for the electrified model in the United States.

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  • Сафиуллина-Мохамед Рамазанов

    The long waited

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  • Liam Paul

    wow , I am speechless, another fail. Well Lexus is keeping the 90’s alive, the only area in which they had a foot hold

    • no25

      shut up troll. i am speechless that you have a GM in your profile pic and you wanna call Lexus a fail. go somewhere else and a get a life.

    • Arct1c

      I bet this guy has never even sat foot in a luxury car. The LC is absolutely stunning inside and out. Way far from “fail.”
      I cannot stand idiots like you, Liam.

      • TheBelltower

        You consider the LC to be a success? The grille and rear end are hideous. The way it’s priced, it is seriously punching above its weight.

        • Arct1c

          I don’t consider anything what you say to be a reasonable argument on account that I have seen you on this site mindlessly trolling many brands. Just because you think the grille and rear end are hideous, does not make the car a fail. That’s your stupid opinion. Many, many people love the look of the new LC. You don’t like the price because you can’t afford one. I can’t afford one either, but I don’t think the car is a fail. Maybe go find a JOB instead of commenting nonsense like this on every car you find a “fail.”

          • TheBelltower

            You’re one of those. Cry like a child and get personal when anyone says something you don’t like. You don’t know anything about my income or how I earn it, and I’m not about to discuss that with you. In spite of your whining, the car is uncompetitive and a sales flop.

  • droool!

  • Arct1c

    Exactly. He’s out here saying I “cry like a child” when he went out of his way to butt into a conversation he was NOT originally a part of to cry about his opinion. He doesn’t know anything. Just gotta ignore idiots like him.

  • Thomas Gritzan

    looks awesome ! I wish the new Toyota Supra would look anything like this…..

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