The stunning Lexus LC Convertible has been spied posing for a photoshoot.
Lexus answered our prayers earlier this year when it confirmed the gorgeous LC Convertible concept will be entering production. The production version was previewed by a camouflaged prototype at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, but now the 2020 Lexus LC convertible has been caught completely undisguised posing for a photoshoot in LA ahead of its debut. Finished in blue, the production model looks nearly identical to the LC Convertible concept that stunned attendees at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show.
The LC 500 is already a very handsome sports coupe, but it looks even better topless. The convertible retains the LC 500's futuristic styling, flowing lines and athletic proportions, which have translated well to a droptop body style. It looks so good you'd be forgiven for thinking it was designed as a convertible first. Compared to the LC 500 coupe, the LC convertible has a rear tonneau that stores a folding fabric roof.
No technical details have been announced yet, but the LC Convertible is expected to retain the LC 500's naturally aspirated V8 producing 471 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. In the LC 500, 0-62 mph takes 4.4 seconds, but the convertible will likely be slightly slower due to the extra strengthening, and thus added weight, required for the chassis.
Lexus clearly has high hopes for the LC Convertible. In the US, the automaker believes the convertible model will make up nearly half of the LC's total sales. Lexus hasn't announced when the covers will come off the LC Convertible, but this revealing sighting suggests its official debut will be sooner rather than later. The LA Auto Show in November seems like a good bet. When it goes on sale, expect the LC Convertible to be more expensive than its LC 500 coupe sibling, which starts at $92,300.