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The Lexus LC Convertible will go into production

Lexus confirms it’ll build pretty drop-top GT. See it at Goodwood

At this year’s Detroit Motor Show, Lexus gave us the LC Convertible – a gorgeous drop-top version of its rather likeable V8-engined grand tourer.

Sadly, it was just a concept. But, at this weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, all is forgiven; the company has announced that yes, the LC Convertible will go into production “in the near future”. We thought it looked suspiciously production-ready…

Lexus says “the LC convertible will share the coupe’s athletic proportions, but project its own, distinct identity”. It’s appearing in camo at this weekend’s Festival of Speed, where it will be driven up the hill by Super GT driver Nick Cassidy. Where, presumably, it will make lovely nat-asp V8 noises.

For now information is scant, but we’d guess the LC Convertible will be available with the same powertrains as the regular LC. That means either a 3.5-litre V6 hybrid, or a nat-asp V8. The former is clever enough, but the V8 (also seen in the RC and GS F) is the engine this car needs and indeed deserves.

Click here to read our full review of the LC Coupe. Then come back and tell us: would you rather have one of these, or something like a BMW 8 Series Cabrio?

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