Lexus is one of the manufacturers that are always able to produce cars with a beautiful appearance. The latest Japanese manufacturer introduces the Lexus LC 500 Convertible which made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show 2019.
In terms of appearance, the Lexus LC 500 Convertible has similarities with its sibling coupe version, but of course with a different rear deck. Various improvements made by Lexus such as chassis rigidity and tuning in the front suspension.
The engineers at Lexus seem to have done an amazing job to make the LC500 Convertible look elegant with its sloped roof. The car maintains the overall design language that pushes Lexus to the peak of its popularity.
The part of the roof that can be folded using four-layer fabric. The detailed design makes the user unable to see the location when this roof is folded. The roof can be opened within 15 seconds and it takes 1-second longer (16 seconds) to close it.
The whole operation can be done at speeds of up to 50 km/hour. However, to add a convertible roof, companies need to leave the elegant fastback coupe roofline, although this might not be so significant.
The matter of pampering passengers is indeed the best feature of Lexus. The company installed a HAVC system to regulate the temperature of the cabin. In addition to that, there is also a heater in the neck position.
Under the hood, the engine is still the same as the coupe version. The driver of the Lexus LC 500 Convertible will get a 5.0L V8 engine that produces 471 hp and 540 Nm of torque. As an equivalent, Lexus uses a 10-speed transmission. The car can push from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.7 seconds.
While the hybrid model, the LC500h comes with a V6 engine and a pair of electric motors and can be driven from 0 to 100 km / h in 4.8 seconds. At present, Lexus still has not announced whether they will also build a convertible version for this hybrid model.
Lexus has a limited edition called the Inspiration Series. The variant will only be made 100 units. Its appearance is distinguished by the exterior color of Structural Blue with a blue roof, gray trim around the body. While in the interior using white-colored skin.
This easily recognizable model with a foldable fabric roof will go on sale next year. Lexus provides many attractive color choices including Ultra White, Smoky Granite, Liquid Platinum, Atomic Silver, Obsidian, Caviar, Infrared, Cadmium Orange, Flare Yellow, and Nightfall Mica.