RC-F Convertible Rendering Surfaces

 
 
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Well, that didn't take long.

Shortly after the RC-F was proudly debuted to the world through a deluge of releases and announcements (not saying it's a bad thing, we absolutely love the car), a pair of graphic artists from Hungary (collectively known as X-Tomi Design), and an artist/blogger named Garrett Bradford, have taken it upon themselves to show the world what they think a Lexus "RC-FC" would look like.

While creating an RC convertible is a logical next-step for the Lexus, I wonder if incorporating a mechanical hard top (and the inevitable added heft) would be a good move for the highly touted RC-F, which already tips the scale at healthy 3,968 lbs.

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As we know, Lexus' been working hard to undergo major branding and marketing message makeovers. They want to be spoken in the same breadth as their performance oriented German rivals. a-la the Audi S4, BMW M3/M4, and of course, MB's unapologetic use ridiculously high-powered V8's in their entry-level heroes.

But really, is putting 3-400 more lb of heft, to open up a few hundred drivers' faces (let's assume this iteration will be low volume) to extra vitamin D production be worth the potential of undoing of  years of work?

Perhaps, it's not that big of a deal, but it's an intriguing thought.

The RC-F is almost certain to have a convertible version, but we'd love to know what you think about all this. 

 
 
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John Groetsch (Wed, 29 Jan 2014 04:21:53 -0800): As a owner of 2 SC 400's i would love to see a a convertible version. It would compliment my 2013 LS 460 F that i love! - JG