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Confirmed: Lexus LC Convertible

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Earlier within the month, Lexus introduced a convertible LC to the UK’s Goodwood Pageant of Velocity. Whereas the car got here clad in silvery camouflage and was formally known as a “prototype,” we didn’t take all of it that critically. Drop-prime automobiles haven’t been in vogue for fairly a while and — if we’re being trustworthy — the LC hasn’t been tremendous common both.

A variety of that has to do with the coupe boasting an entry level of almost six-figures. Modern and attractive, the LC makes an exquisite grand tourer for these in search of one thing a bit extra plush than a Porsche 911 and are prepared to sacrifice a little bit of efficiency for stated luxurious. Nevertheless most individuals with the means to select between the 2 will nonetheless choose the extra-costly, and hardcore, German.

For holdover convertible lovers, there wasn’t even a option to be made. Porsche was providing an open-air expertise whereas Toyota’s luxurious arm was not — and had not since 2015. However that’s about to vary, as a result of Lexus has confirmed that the LC convertible will ultimately enter manufacturing. 

The Japanese automaker verified the transfer with Automotive Information on Monday, saying it might start meeting “within the close to future.” However it was dropping unsubtle hints to the remainder of us previous to that (together with an idea), suggesting an open-air LC would broaden the corporate’s lineup and provides “a way of a completeness to the model’s flagship fashions.” It even referenced a possible manufacturing mannequin, with out explicitly stating there would truly be one. Now we all know higher.

For our cash, this looks like an honest determination. Whereas your writer prefers being uncovered to the weather on two wheels, moderately than 4, exceptions might be made for a extra-conventional GT — which is what the LC is. Lexus’ present flagship (RIP, LFA) just isn’t a lot about attaining the best lap occasions and seeing what the car is sort of a ten tenths, it’s about making a visible assertion and giving the auto an aggressive nudge right here and there throughout a weekend street journey to someplace good.

Particulars on the car are, as of but, nonexistent. Presumably it’ll be the standard LC however, you recognize, and not using a roof. Out there in LC 500 and LC 500h hybrid codecs, the present LC line begins at $ninety three,225 (after supply charges) for a coupe producing 471 horsepower from its 5.zero-liter V8 with energy routed to the rear wheels by way of a ten-velocity automated transmission. Optioning the hybrid reduces horsepower and raises the price… nevertheless it’s your cash.

Lexus stated to anticipate extra particulars later this yr.

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