This Lexus LC 500 Convertible will keep championing the naturally aspirated cause

The Lexus LC Convertible Is Here To Fill Your Ears With N/A V8 Noise

The Lexus LC Convertible Is Here To Fill Your Ears With N/A V8 Noise

But what about the Lexus LC Convertible on the basis of the serial coupe, the company is more serious. We'd like to apply that same present tense to its status as a production vehicle. Unveiled ahead of its official debut at the Detroit Auto Show 2019 next week, the new droptop is a tease for what we might expect next.

Lexus hasn't revealed any technical details of the LC Convertible, though it's reasonable to assume that if it came to market it would utilise the same ten-speed gearbox and choice of 3.5-litre hybrid or 5.0-litre V8 powertrains.

Great! When can I buy a Lexus LC Convertible? Apparently, they've reached something and it looks like this Lexus LC Convertible Concept. You'll notice that all three of those cars have cabrio variants by now, so a drop-top version of the LC was perhaps overdue.

Clearly there's space in that rear deck for a roof to live, although there's no confirmation at this stage whether that will be a hard or fabric folding top.

At 4770mm long, 1920mm wide and 1340mm tall with a 2870mm wheelbase, the Convertible is identical in size to the Coupe in all directions bar height (-5mm).

More than just a grand tourer, the strong exterior lines of the LC Convertible concept reinforce its performance pedigree.

As is the norm with a "concept" vehicle, there are a few points of exaggeration, most notably the 22-inch wheels that would all but certainly be downsized in production. There's no mistaking which one Mori is referring to when he talks about how drivers would "hear its engine when you start it up and feel everything around you once on the road", however.

"It would engage the senses in a way that is unique and exciting every time you got behind the wheel", he said, describing the stunning open-air roadster as an expression of ultimate beauty.

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