Lexus has teased a convertible concept of the LC coupe at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, giving us a glimpse into its plans for its flagship model.
“This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible,” said the LC convertible concept’s chief designer Tadao Mori.
“It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible,” Mori-san said.
If we’re honest, the LC convertible concept is more full-on production car than concept, judging from its very production-ready looks.
The LC convertible concept retains the coupe’s swoopy styling, but chops the roof off for more open-air exhilaration.
The effortless LC500 was raucous on the outside, but rather tame inside.
But it did win the coveted top prize in the 2017 edition of the ST-Torque awards.
By removing the top, we hope this translates into more driving thrill.
And it seems that’s what Lexus has in mind for the LC convertible concept too.
Mori-san said that a production version of this concept “would be exhilarating in many different ways”.
“You would see its dynamic lines as you approach, hear its engine when you started it up and feel everything around you once on the road,” Mori-san said.
“It would engage the senses in a way that is unique and exciting every time you got behind the wheel.”
Here’s hoping that Lexus can finally make the car sound as good inside as it looks outside.