A few months after Lexus stunned us with its topless LC concept at the Detroit Motor Show, the Japanese carmaker has plans to show us its production model in less than a month.
According to Roadshow, Lexus will show the new LC convertible at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K., which kicks off July 4th, 2019. Expect a near visual carbon-copy of the concept – essentially an LC coupe sans roof. But Lexus still hasn’t confirmed finite details like seating configuration, roof material (either fabric or metal), or performance.
Since Lexus is not yet ready to reveal performance details of its LC convertible, we assume the same powertrains lurking under the LC 500 coupe will soldier on. The coupe employs a 5.0-litre V8 that churns out a healthy 351 kW of power and 540 Nm of torque plus a 10-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels.
Locally, the LC comes in two tastes, LC 500 and LC 500 LTD. Both models dash from 0-100 km in 4.7 seconds en route to a top speed of 270 km/h. We doubt the convertible will achieve similar numbers since drop tops tend to be heavier than cars with normal roofs.
As mentioned, the Goodwood Festival of Speed kicks off on July 4th, 2019, and runs until July 7th.