Lexus clips roof off hot coupe for LC Convertible Concept

Lexus LC Convertible concept

Lexus is providing no details as to powertrain options for the LC Convertible, but it would be shocking if the Coupe's duo of engine options weren't carried over for the droptop. All we get from Lexus is this concept which we hope will make it into production.

Every line of the LC Convertible Concept was drawn to evoke an emotional response - from the rake of the windscreen to the smooth contours of the boot lid that houses the convertible top. It is exactly the same size as the coupe, with the same 2+2 seating layout.

Lexus is offering some strong hints the convertible could be geared for production. In fact, it's one of the better coupe-to-convertible progressions we've seen of late-though full praise for the look may need to be held until we've seen the auto with the top up. Its short overhangs, 22-inch wheels and wide stance are all reminders of its performance potential. So we're excited by the prospect of the vehicle you see above, which Lexus will officially unveil in just a few days at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.

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There are some distinctive details that one spots while gazing at the images of the new droptop, notably the crisply creased flying buttresses that flow from behind the headrests nearly all the way to the tail of the LC Convertible concept.

It is not surprising that in the current economically challenging times, few of the producers hurry to saturate the model range with novelties.

Lexus doesn't reveal if this concept comes with a hard-top or soft-top but the roadster sticks with the distinctive LC design and measures in with identical dimensions, except the convertible comes in a bit lower than the coupe. Lexus isn't talking about powertrains, but based on the lack of badging we'd assume this is a V8 rather than a V6 hybrid.

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