Lexus LC Convertible Design
The Lexus LC 500 Coupé is arguably the better proportioned piece of design, but Lexus has managed to retain the artistic panache and dynamic prowess of the Coupé by redesigning the forward pillars, rearguard, boot lid, additional underbody bracing and rear-biased weight distribution of the Convertible, all whilst retaining the seamless blend of sharp creases and smooth curved surfaces of the car.
Unlike most Lexus, the exterior is no longer defined only by the extravagant spindle grille design, although it is still a stunning slab of a statement piece. The upsweeping beltline gives the impression of a hunkered down predator ready to pounce. With the soft top drawn, the streamlined soft top roof matches the hard-top’s sleek silhouette. Wrinkle-free cloth roof, which is available in several colours, are made from four layers of fabric, specifically designed to reduce noise and conceal the aluminium-magnesium frame.
The sculpted rear fairings with the integrated tonneau cover tuck the roof in neatly out of sight when not in use while the transparent polycarbonate wind deflector channels wind away from the passenger at speeds of up to 60 km/h. Innovative active roll bar technology allows for a more streamlined design at the rear. The rear profile has also been subtly tweaked for an even more dramatic appearance. Integrated boot lid spoiler is exaggerated to accentuate the car’s athletic stance, punctuated by the quad exhaust tail pipe.
Lexus LC Convertible Dimension
The Lexus LC Convertible is Lexus’ flagship grand tourer and positioned just above the Lexus RC compact executive coupé. The convertible retains a near identical dimension to the Coupé, measuring at only 5 mm taller while occupying the same exact footprint. Tipping the scale at 2,055 kg, it is 90 kg heavier than the Coupé variant due to the extra underbody bracing to compensate for the lack of roof.
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