Lexus Gets Ready to Launch the LC Convertible
The Lexus LC convertible concept, which premiered at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, will soon be coming to market. The arresting new model is set to make its debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The event will take place from July 4-7.
The production model will likely be based on the LC 500, and should arrive at dealerships sometime in late 2019. There’s likely a hybrid variant on the horizon, too. Currently, it’s unknown if the car will feature a traditional ragtop or a retractable hardtop.
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Possible specs and features
The concept model seemed pretty production-ready when it debuted — leading many experts to suspect that the production version will boast many of the same features. For instance, it’s not a stretch to imagine that the Lexus LC convertible will retain its 5.0-liter V8 engine — along with its 472 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. It’ll probably be capable of reaching 168 mph, and sprinting from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds. In terms of price, expect it to be somewhere north of the LC base model’s $92,300 MSRP.
When the vehicle debuts, it’ll be the automaker’s first convertible since it canned the IS C in 2015. While the RC was originally conceived as a convertible, Lexus dropped that option to focus on more lucrative designs — you know, crossovers and the like.
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