Lexus LC Convertible confirmed for production


You'd have likely received pretty short odds betting on the likelihood of a Lexus LC Convertible. After all, this was a vehicle that looked as viable as it did delectable in concept form, ready to steal the gaze of whomever might next walk down the show hall or street. That it was based on the LC Coupe, ostensibly a car more about cruising than bruising, ensured the drop top made eminent sense.

Today Lexus has confirmed what we'd all hoped to be inevitable: a Lexus LC Convertible will happen, making production "in the near future". It has marked the occasion by launching this prototype up the Goodwood hill over FoS weekend; if any car didn't need an attention grabbing wrap, then the LC is it, but then it wouldn't be a prototype now without some jazzy camo - would it? It'll be driven by Super GT driver Nick Cassidy.


Lexus proudly describes this machine as "long, low and lean", with "the coupe's athletic proportions, but projects its own, distinct identity." Even with the wrap distorting perception a tad, there's little reason to doubt that from here. In addition, Lexus is promising a "performance pedigree and rewarding driving experience" from the Convertible; a statement perhaps up for a little more debate, given this is likely going to be a two-tonne car, but that's not going to quell our enthusiasm a jot. Not one bit. Look at it!

Tangible spec details are noticeable currently only by their absence; they're said to be due only "at a later date." Hopefully we speak for a few by saying the sooner the better, Lexus. Please.


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  • E65Ross 05 Jul 2019

    I have seen a few of the LC coupes around and must say I think they are pretty decent looking things.

  • Greg the Fish 05 Jul 2019

    E65Ross said:
    I have seen a few of the LC coupes around and must say I think they are pretty decent looking things.
    Saw one for the first time a few weeks back and thought the same. This looks good too!

  • belleair302 05 Jul 2019

    If the weight increase isn't too significant and they exhaust noise improves this will sell and be a great steer.

  • jhonn 05 Jul 2019

    Let's hope they get it right this time and that it has none of the shortcomings that ruined the SC430 - a beautiful car ruined by woeful torsional rigidity and a jittery ride.

  • Baldchap 05 Jul 2019

    jhonn said:
    Let's hope they get it right this time and that it has none of the shortcomings that ruined the SC430 - a beautiful car ruined by woeful torsional rigidity and a jittery ride.
    The IS250C was the same. Great idea, well built, good engine and gearbox. Huge amounts of scuttle shake! frown

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