Lexus is readying the promo material for the upcoming LC Convertible and that apparently included a photoshoot on a public road. Our spies were there to snap a few shots of the new sexy droptop model.
Last time we saw the upcoming Lexus LC Convertible was at Goodwood, where a near-production prototype made its appearance wearing a silver-black camo wrap. The car was driven up the famous hill at the hands of professional racing driver Nick Cassidy.
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The blue Lexus LC Convertible you see pictured here is probably the star of the company’s promo videos that will accompany the model’s launch in 2020.
The new Lexus LC Convertible will be offered with the same powertrains found in the fixed-roof version, meaning a hybrid 354 HP 3.5-liter V6 in the LC 500h variant and a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 with 471 HP in the LC 500.
The loss of the roof also means that the LC Convertible will come slightly heavier than the Coupe to offset the rigidity losses, featuring a different suspension tuning as well.
Changes in the design of the two-door Lexus are limited to the rear valance, leaving the rest of it as is; the Lexus LC was already considered one of the most striking models in its class, and the Convertible version will only build up on this. Rivals will include models like the BMW 8-Series Convertible and the Porsche 911 Cabriolet.
Previous reports suggested that Lexus preferred to launch a convertible version of the LC ahead of the long-rumored LC F range-topper, due to its potential for higher global sales.