Lexus LC Convertible to be Unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed

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After teasing us with the concept at the Detroit Auto Show, the real deal will be rolled out at the U.K. event, July 4-7. 

We first got a glimpse of the Lexus LC convertible concept at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this past January. The open-air LC concept was fresh, sporty, and very cool. But Lexus was vague as to when we would see this car in dealerships. Now, according to Roadshow, the LC convertible will be making its debut at the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England on July 4-7.

Lexus is remaining tight-lipped on specifics of the LC 500 convertible. But it is likely, given the outstanding reception it received at the Detroit Auto Show, that we will see a very similar car.

We think it is safe to assume that the convertible will be a topless version of the LC 500 coupe. The concept had a with a folding soft top, and was a two-seater. It seems likely Lexus will continue these in the production vehicle. It’s definitely a bold take on the convertible, done as only Lexus can with luxury, elegance, and high-performance.

Under the hood, the concept as well as the LC 500 coupe have a 5.0 liter V8. The 2019 coupe produces 471 horsepower and 398 lb.-ft of torque. It can hit 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 168 mph. It has an estimated combined mpg rating of 19. The convertible should have the same powertrain, and similar specs with some slight variation.

No word on the price, but the LC 500 coupe starts at $92,300, so it is probably going to be somewhere in that neighborhood. And that is one fancy ‘hood.

The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed is a popular event, and a perfect place to unveil the new LC convertible. The Hill Climb event is a major draw of the festival. Goodwood also showcases some of the hottest rides from racing and car culture. Lexus has made some memorable appearances featuring a number of their vehicles including the RC F GT3 racer, the LFA, and the LC 500.

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What do you think about the LC convertible? Is this an open-air dream ride? Let us know in the comments, or join in the discussion in the forums.

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