The 5.0-liter naturally-aspirated V8 engine powering the Lexus is both a strength and a weakness. The absence of turbocharging means that it isn't as powerful or economical as some competitors, yet it's because of this fact that the V8 provides smooth and linear power delivery. It also emits a delightful growl that is greatly appreciated with the roof down.
The V8's specifications are good; it generates 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission and directing power to the rear wheels only, the LC 500 Convertible takes 4.6 seconds for the 0-60 mph run. It can reach a top speed of 168 mph, electronically limited. Both the BMW 8 Series Convertible and Porsche 911 Cabriolet have better performance specs and come with all-wheel drive, but the old-school powertrain in the Lexus adds to the emotional appeal of the car.
|Lexus LC Convertible Trims||Lexus LC Convertible Engines||Lexus LC Convertible Horsepower||Lexus LC Convertible Transmissions||Lexus LC Convertible Drivetrains||Lexus LC Convertible MPG/MPGE|
|LC 500 Convertible||5.0L V8 Gas||471 hp @ 7100 rpm||10-Speed Automatic||RWD||18 MPG|
Unlike the LC Coupe, the LC Convertible doesn't have the option of a hybrid powertrain. As a result, the gas mileage figures aren't great. The drop-top returns an EPA-rated 15/25/18 mpg city/highway/combined, making it far less efficient than the BMW 840i Convertible's 21/29/24 mpg. Even the much more powerful M850i xDrive is 1 mpg more efficient on the combined cycle.
Equipped with a 21.7-gallon gas tank, the Lexus LC open-top can cover approximately 390 miles on a full tank.
|Lexus LC Convertible Trims||LC 500 Convertible|
|Lexus LC Convertible Tank size||3.4 gal.|
|Lexus LC Convertible Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)||15/25|