A convertible is undoubtedly a rush of exhilaration. But it’s also an unconventional decision, for a driver to select or for an automaker to make. So when Lexus decided to return to the convertible game, they didn’t just open the roof, they crafted the LC 500 Convertible to be the height of everything. It’s truly the pinnacle of performance with a breath of fresh air.
Under the hood, is the peak of Lexus performance, a 471-horsepower*, naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The convertible echoes the coupes’ handling dynamics, with a low center of gravity thanks to the structural braces that were added to the front, middle and rear. The braces not only improved chassis rigidity, but shaved weight in the process. Priming the LC convertible for breathtaking performance on the open road.
The 4-layer, soft-top mimics the sleek lines of the LC Coupe and disappears in a mere 15 seconds, opening the driver up to an entirely new sensory experience. So you’re fully immersed in the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze.
And when the top is down, the cabin is a sanctuary for those in search of exhilaration. Marked with the thoughtful design you’d expect from a Lexus, every aspect is crafted with the driver in mind.
The convertible goes to great lengths to let the passengers enjoy the weather, even when conditions aren’t ideal. Lexus Climate Concierge automatically adjusts the heating and air conditioning, taking in account the roof’s position and vehicle speed, to ensure a comfortable cabin temperature. Engineers went even further, adding vents behind the steering wheel directed at the hands and upper-body vents in the front seats to add additional warmth in cooler weather. All to craft a level of driving comfort that can’t be topped.
While the wind is in your hair, Enhanced Active Noise Control, keeps unwanted noise out freeing passengers’ ears to savor the roar of the engine note, tuned precisely for exhilaration. Lexus Engineers understood that a whole experience existed above the roof of the car. To fully open up that that experience the LC Convertible was crafted, so that exhilaration was no longer confined to the road below. It’s that kind of thinking that makes the LC more than just a beautiful machine. It’s a chance to experience amazing at its most amazing.
*Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease.