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Old 11-19-14, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Dreams come true: Convertible RC F coming!!

I know, I know. Old news from last week. But now that it's officially been unveiled, I'm so effing excited about this!

I can't help but wonder what it'll look like with the top up. I'm pleasantly surprised to see that even as a concept, take away a few of the futuristic aspects from the interior, and it almost looks like a production model.

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Old 11-19-14, 10:27 PM   #2
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They say the chassis is so rigid that it could be a convertible without the addition of any torsional rigidity reinforcements (hence added weight).

Still, the hard top mechanism is going to add some weight.
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Old 11-20-14, 03:51 AM   #3
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I would not be too sure about the RC F Convertible, but the R Convertible is almost certain.
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Old 11-20-14, 10:23 AM   #4
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The car look's good overall but those wheels come one Lexus.!? Why? Those are ugly IMO..
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Old 11-20-14, 10:57 AM   #5
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It's neck and neck with the Pontiac Aztek as the ugliest car ever made. They even ripped off the stale urine yellow paint job from the new BMW M3/4. With the way Lexus designers are going they are def doing a great job of keeping me in my IS-F for a very long time and not trading it in for anything they are doing now.
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LOL I think it looks fantastic !! Bold and Expressive !!
Doubt they will offer that paint for the production cars though ......
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Nice find! I'm not a convertible kinda guy but im sure the design would attract those who are. I could only imagine the weight on this thing if or when they make it into production...
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Sucks, but it sounds like it's not going to happen. Dealers didn't want another low-volume sports car apparently.

Motor Trend: LF-C2 (AKA the RC Convertible) is "Never Going to Happen"
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dealers shouldnt be used as the metric for your brand, all they care about is monthly sales, not long term plans and brand image
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dealers shouldnt be used as the metric for your brand, all they care about is monthly sales, not long term plans and brand image
I'm not interested in a convertible, but I'm also not interested in how a dealership feels. I cheer on Tesla Motors so that one day we order our cars directly from the manufacturer. Order it online exactly how you want it, have it delivered to your home, and when something goes wrong they can pick it up on a roll back and take it to their service center.
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That center console looks 100x better than the current rcf. That screen instead of the dated buttons of the radio on the rcf.
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Sucks, but it sounds like it's not going to happen. Dealers didn't want another low-volume sports car apparently.

Motor Trend: LF-C2 (AKA the RC Convertible) is "Never Going to Happen"
I'll take the article with a grain of salt...I highly doubt Lexus will scrap the RC vert. Lexus wants to expand their coupe/vert lines. So far Lexus has the:

RC 300h (Outside U.S.) hopefully bring to U.S. one day
RC 350
RC F high performance coupe

We all know an RC 200t will be coming very soon and now an RC 350C...that's an incredible expansion of just the RC which never existed.

To further expand Lexus coupes into a higher level with the next generation SC...Lexus most likely will bring:

SC 460 fixed hardtop coupe
SC 460C hardtop convertible
SC 450h or 600h hybrid coupe
SC F high performance coupe

This is inline to compete with the BMW 4 Series and 6 Series...the future awaits and I wholeheartedly look forward to what Lexus brings us in the future...
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