Lexus has revealed an LC Convertible Concept at the Detroit Motor Show and it looks tantalising…
The LC 500 Coupe is Lexus’ flagship model and the luxury brand has now revealed a convertible version in concept form at the Detroit Motor Show.
The LC 500 Coupe is powered by a sumptuous naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine with peak outputs of 351 kW and 540 Nm of torque which should be loads of fun to drive as a convertible.
Chief designer Tadao Mori commented, “You would see its dynamic lines as you approach, hear its engine when you started it up and feel everything around you once on the road. It would engage the senses in a way that is unique and exciting every time you got behind the wheel. This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and re-imagines it as a future convertible. It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible".
The LC Convertible Concept features strong, dynamic lines, short overhangs and rides on large 22-inch wheels. Lexus, however, has said little about the roof other than that it’s stored beneath the bootlid. The interior is fitted with tailored seats and adorned in white leather trim with subtle contrasting yellow stitching.
The LC Convertible Concept is said to suggest the future direction of the LC Coupe which hints that it may very well make it to production.