The Lexus LC Convertible Concept Shines at NAIAS
Two years ago, Lexus shocked the automotive world with the debut of the LC coupe at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Since then, the Lexus design team has been working hard to explore their design technique even more and proved success recently at the 2019 North American International Auto Show with the world premiere of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept.
“This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible,” said Tadao Mori, Chief Designer of the LC Convertible concept. “It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible.”
The LC Convertible Concept is long and gorgeous with similar lines and proportions of the LC coupe, and Lexus has been hinting that we may be able to buy and drive this car one day. Um, yes, please. Let me know when that day arrives!
It’s unclear if the roof is fabric or a folding hardtop, as it was down the entire time during press week and the Charity Preview but either way, it stows neatly beneath the car’s decklid. The four seats are Instagram ready in white leather, while 22-inch wheels give the LC a stunning stance. The rest of the LC convertible’s cabin is similar to that of the coupe, with elegant door panels and an asymmetrical dashboard.
Rumor has it among car lovers at NAIAS; the convertible might have the same powertrain offerings as the coupe: an LC 500 model with a 5.0-liter V8 good for 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque offering as much as 35 miles per gallon on the highway. I want to see more of this car. I want to look at it driving down the road. I want to see it available on the lot, and I want to see this beautiful design come to life for all convertible lovers to enjoy. It’s just that gorgeous.