The Lexus LC Convertible Gets Its Goodwood Moment

Eddie Alterman
Photo credit: Olgun Kordal

From Car and Driver

  • Lexus showed this production-ready prototype of the LC convertible at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K.
  • The new convertible is expected to have the LC500 coupe's 471-hp V-8.
  • More details will be added as they become available.

When Lexus showed its LC convertible concept at this January’s Detroit auto show, it severely revised down our expectations of what a concept car could be. It was really just the already known, already loved LC coupe, shorn of roof. And though the LC's form is still lingeringly wild, the basic shape has been on the road for a good two years now, and a folding top does not a concept car make.

So when we saw the actual production version of the LC convertible at this weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, we witnessed that rarest of things: a productionized version of a conceptized production car.

Photo credit: Olgun Kordal - Car and Driver

Unfortunately, no performance, equipment, timing, or curb weight details were available when Lexus unveiled the convertible and lifted the embargo on these images, but we will update this story as soon as we have concrete information. Expect the LC convertible to present the LC500 coupe's naturally aspirated V-8 in the same 471-hp, 398-lb-ft tune, and be assured that it will gain a couple hundred pounds in the journey to convertibleness. Otherwise, remarkably little has been lost in the conversion. That's the upside of pulling your concept car right off the production line.

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