Lexus LC Convertible heading for showrooms

Goodwood Festival showcase previews production start.

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The Lexus LC Convertible, so far seen only as a concept, is to become a production model.

The Japanese brand unveiled a convertible concept version of its well-received LC Coupe at the Detroit motor show in January, immediately sparking predictions that the car would reach showrooms.

Now having demonstrated the concept model at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lexus has confirmed that production will begin ‘in the near future’.

Despite the camouflaged livery worn by the car at Goodwood, it is clear that the convertible’s styling will be almost identical to the coupe in all areas except the roof and rear deck.

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Koji Sato, Lexus International executive vice president, described the Goodwood Festival of Speed as the perfect venue for the car as the event “celebrates the history and culture of the automobile and serves as a gathering place for some of history’s most notable cars and drivers.

“Lexus is honoured to join this festival, and I could not be happier to unveil this prototype model of the LC convertible at the same venue where the LC coupe made its debut in 2016,” he added.

No further details were offered concerning the forthcoming production model, but it is almost certain to replicate the engine range of the Coupe – a 5.0-litre petrol V8 and a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.

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