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Lexus believes they have created the world’s most beautiful open-top car

The roof was key to their goal, as chief designer Tadao Mori explained. “Few convertibles are stylish and elegant when the roof is open and when it is closed. We put maximum effort into realising the same beautiful roof line for the LC Convertible as for the coupe.”

Only one model grade is available and is priced at R2 345 500. The LC 500 Convertible delivers a unique and enthralling proposition in the luxury convertible segment by combining options-free indulgence with incredible V8 performance and sound.

The roof can be lowered in 15 seconds at up to 50km/h.

The Convertible builds on the relentless engineering evolution of the recently-updated LC Coupe – including lighter forged-aluminium suspension components, a hollow rear stabiliser bar, rear performance damper, optimised Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and new Active Cornering Assist (ACA).

The celebrated 5.0-litre normally aspirated V8 petrol engine with direct injection, which sees duty in both variants, makes 351kW of power at 7 100rpm and 540Nm of torque at 4 800rpm in the LC 500 Convertible.

A recently retuned 10-speed automatic transmission combines with the revised chassis to leverage the best from the highly rigid GA-L rear-wheel drive platform, and enable smooth ride comfort to coexist with excellent dynamics.
The LC 500 Convertible can accelerate from 0-100 in just 4.7 seconds.

The luxury features list is as long as your arm and includes, among many others, pre-crash safety system (PCS) and brake synchronise, vehicle stability control (VSC), LFA-style 8.0-inch digital instrumentation with slide-out meter ring, 10.3-inch multimedia screen with Lexus Remote Touch-pad (LRT) controller, 13-speaker, 918W Mark Levinson Sound System and Drive Mode Select offering – Eco, Comfort, Normal, Customise, Sport S and & Sport Sport S+ modes.

The 2021 LC Convertible comes standard with a best-in-class seven-year/105 000km Warranty and Full Maintenance Plan.
The LC 500 Convertible is available in one model grade at R2 345 500. The coupe sells for R 2 158 200.

Source: Motorpress

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