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Lexus RC Convertible in the Works?

According to a Motoring Australia interview with Lexus RC chief engineer Junichi Furyama, the new coupe has a potential future as a convertible:

However, while willing to reveal the rear-wheel drive two-door coupe boasted underbody bracing that would aid development of a replacement for the outdated IS 250C, Furyama was not prepared to confirm that a green light had been given to RC convertible production.

“We are preparing so if we decide to provide the convertible model from this it is possible from the engineering perspective,” he told “But there is no actual plan for a convertible.

“The main purpose of this car is to create an aggressive image for the Lexus brand. A hard top coupe is suitable for that purpose compared with a convertible, because a convertible is for older people.”

As Furyama-san mentions, the coupe is much too important to start talking about a convertible version just yet, and that’s even more true if the article is correct and the RC isn’t scheduled to be released until the second half of 2014.

(The above rendering by Theophilus Chin just proves how compatible the RC is with a convertible roof — going to be quite a looker when it comes out.)

Read the full RC Convertible Story at Motoring Australia

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    Сафиуллина-Мохамед Ибрагимов
  • November 29, 2013
WoW.WoW.WoW Toyota start listening to there customers So I am waiting the Celica, MR-2, starlet and top of all the Supra
    • M
    • November 30, 2013
    Hey, this is LEXUS, not Toyota, man. In Europe, only rednecks drive MR-2 and Celicas. Uhhhhhh!
  • A
  • November 29, 2013
We all know that BMW is not our brand, but there are some good things :D, for example BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. I like Lexus and really want to see the future RC-F Sport with panorama glass roof (like in ES, why not here) and active rear wing, then RC-F, will be bestseller!
  • L
    Lexus Cohen
  • November 30, 2013
I need to se the RC Fsport, really want to trade my GS Fsport for it. Where is is Lexus, where is it?
  • T
  • December 1, 2013
The quote says nothing about a convertible being in the Works. It says the oppsite. Putting a question mark after a sentence like this is just stupid. And stop these dumb photochops by that Chin-dude please.