Flagship drop-top hinted at with production-ready show car bound for Detroit.
Lexus has revealed the LC Convertible concept ahead of its public debut at the Detroit motor show next week – just look at it.
Described as "an aspirational halo vehicle for the luxury lifestyle brand’s entire vehicle line-up", the LC Convertible concept looks pretty much production-ready – blending the beautiful proportions of the LC coupe with roofless elegance.
Unique 22-inch alloy wheels fill the arches, and the chopped roofline makes way for a rear deck that gives the LC Convertible classic roadster proportions. While not pictured, it's likely a fabric roof is employed.
"This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible," said Tadao Mori, chief designer.
"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,” Mori-san added.
The company says the 'design goal' was the "expression of ultimate luxury" – make of that what you will.
Lexus has neglected to mention what powers the open-top LC show car, though we'd expect the sonorous 5.0-litre naturally-aspirated V8 is under the bonnet given the badges aren't shrouded in blue.
We'd argue the concept indicates Lexus' plans for a convertible version of the LC, which will likely be officially confirmed before the end of the year.
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