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What will the Lexus LC Convertible Look Like?

Lexus LC Convertible

Japanese website Response is reporting that a Lexus LC convertible will be released in 2019 alongside the coupe’s first visual refresh. This may seem like an ambitious timeline, but stranger things have happened.

Flagship convertibles may be a small segment in overall sales, but there’s no questioning its prestige — an LC convertible is a logical step for Lexus as they expand the top-end of their lineup.

Response claims the LC design update will include a more aggressive front-face, including massive daytime running lights that extend into the hood. Technical challenges aside, the dramatic DRLs would be an impressive sight.

There’s also mention of a 3.0L turbocharged V6 with 443 horsepower being introduced with the LC, and I’m of two minds — the engine would be a perfect addition to the Lexus powertrain lineup, but not at the expense of removing the V8 character from the LC coupe.

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You don't need a actual production car to boost PR and marketing, the LFC2 is an example.
If they do a convertible then why not do a GS 4 door coupe and a RC convertible as well?
Lexus could also bring out a 4 door coupe RC as well to compete with the likes of the 4 Series 4 door coupe and Audi A5 four door coupe...Lexus needs to at least keep to then surpass the competition...
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You don't need a actual production car to boost PR and marketing, the LFC2 is an example.
If they do a convertible then why not do a GS 4 door coupe and a RC convertible as well? On one end Lexus is making ways into the least popular segment and on the other end the GS is 90% killed off.
Funny enough LFC2 was a preview of what RC really should have been. But that got canceled because of RX-L development, or so we were told. It's obvious Lexus doesn't have the capacity to crank out models like German trio.
Airplane
You don't need a actual production car to boost PR and marketing, the LFC2 is an example.
If they do a convertible then why not do a GS 4 door coupe and a RC convertible as well? On one end Lexus is making ways into the least popular segment and on the other end the GS is 90% killed off.
Funny enough LFC2 was a preview of what RC really should have been. But that got canceled because of RX-L development, or so we were told. It's obvious Lexus doesn't have the capacity to crank out models like German trio.
Airplane
You don't need a actual production car to boost PR and marketing, the LFC2 is an example.
If they do a convertible then why not do a GS 4 door coupe and a RC convertible as well? On one end Lexus is making ways into the least popular segment and on the other end the GS is 90% killed off.
Funny enough LFC2 was a preview of what RC really should have been. But that got canceled because of RX-L development, or so we were told. It's obvious Lexus doesn't have the capacity to crank out models like German trio.
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Funny enough LFC2 was a preview of what RC really should have been. But that got canceled because of RX-L development, or so we were told. It's obvious Lexus doesn't have the capacity to crank out models like German trio.
Thank you!! I think the exact same way too...... With Lexus' power they can crank out twice the amount that Mercedes-Benz/BMW/Audi put out; and YET they can still beat them by a long margin. I have been stressing in regards to this. Lexus is very meticulous in regards to everything, and there are no companies like them who do the same, no matter how much fanboys may think differently, but they should be able to update more frequently and be still be at the forefront in terms of competition, and more importantly, still abide by their own core principles.
mediumhot
Funny enough LFC2 was a preview of what RC really should have been. But that got canceled because of RX-L development, or so we were told. It's obvious Lexus doesn't have the capacity to crank out models like German trio.
Thank you!! I think the exact same way too...... With Lexus' power they can crank out twice the amount that Mercedes-Benz/BMW/Audi put out; and YET they can still beat them by a long margin. I have been stressing in regards to this. Lexus is very meticulous in regards to everything, and there are no companies like them who do the same, no matter how much fanboys may think differently, but they should be able to update more frequently and be still be at the forefront in terms of competition, and more importantly, still abide by their own core principles.
mediumhot
Funny enough LFC2 was a preview of what RC really should have been. But that got canceled because of RX-L development, or so we were told. It's obvious Lexus doesn't have the capacity to crank out models like German trio.
Thank you!! I think the exact same way too...... With Lexus' power they can crank out twice the amount that Mercedes-Benz/BMW/Audi put out; and YET they can still beat them by a long margin. I have been stressing in regards to this. Lexus is very meticulous in regards to everything, and there are no companies like them who do the same, no matter how much fanboys may think differently, but they should be able to update more frequently and be still be at the forefront in terms of competition, and more importantly, still abide by their own core principles.
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What will the Lexus LC Convertible Look Like?
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Lexus could be getting a flagship convertible.
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krew

What will the Lexus LC Convertible Look Like?
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Lexus could be getting a flagship convertible.
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krew

What will the Lexus LC Convertible Look Like?
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Lexus could be getting a flagship convertible.
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There’s also mention of a 3.0L turbocharged V6 with 443 horsepower being introduced with the LC, and I’m of two minds — the engine would be a perfect addition to the Lexus powertrain lineup, but not at the expense of removing the V8 character from the LC coupe.
I don't believe that for a second. How the hell are they going to release a 3.0 L V6 that has more power than the flagship 3.5 TT with 416 horsepower? That completely goes against to one of Lexus' core competencies, where they make sure the engine isn't over stressed. That is pushing way more power than what competitors from BMW/Mercedes/Audi do, thus I call bs on that report.

Instead, it's probably going to be like this:

3.5 TT V6
5.0 V8 (When the 2LC comes around a couple of years from now, the NA V8 will depart)
3.5 TT with Multistage Hybrid System
4.0 TT V8
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@F1 Silver Arrows I totally agree. Why make the 3.0 TTV6 have more HP than the 3.5TT that would undercut the LS so bad it would be horrible. Honestly I think the 3.5 is probably one of the strongest V6's out there right now between Mercedes and BMW, Audi. I believe this motor will do the LS well over time given its strong capability already.
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I don't think that the LC needs a visual update. It will look stunning for years to come.
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I have to say this LC convertible rendering looks a lot better than the mid-cycle refresh RC.
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  • August 12, 2018
The Lexus LC-C is officially coming end of next year/early 2020 also the LCF which will be built from forged carbon fibre and aluminium to reduce the weight around 4-500kgs including removal of the rear seats. I’m sure there will be more weight shaving but this is what I know so far for both LC-C and LCF. The LCF will have the new TT V8 with 650bhp+ And built in very low volume/demand and will be in competition with Porsche 911 GT3. I have been told officially from insiders what is coming and believe me Lexus is going full on attack mode! There are going to be some brand new models in the line up and more F cars!
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  • August 12, 2018
Welcome aboard @LexiF
LexiF
The Lexus LC-C is officially coming end of next year/early 2020 also the LCF which will be built from forged carbon fibre and aluminium to reduce the weight around 4-500kgs including removal of the rear seats. I’m sure there will be more weight shaving but this is what I know so far for both LC-C and LCF. The LCF will have the new TT V8 with 650bhp+ And built in very low volume/demand and will be in competition with Porsche 911 GT3. I have been told officially from insiders what is coming and believe me Lexus is going full on attack mode! There are going to be some brand new models in the line up and more F cars!
Off topic but just want to ask if there is planning of any other F model besides LC and IS?
Any news whether GS is coming back?
LexiF
The Lexus LC-C is officially coming end of next year/early 2020 also the LCF which will be built from forged carbon fibre and aluminium to reduce the weight around 4-500kgs including removal of the rear seats. I’m sure there will be more weight shaving but this is what I know so far for both LC-C and LCF. The LCF will have the new TT V8 with 650bhp+ And built in very low volume/demand and will be in competition with Porsche 911 GT3. I have been told officially from insiders what is coming and believe me Lexus is going full on attack mode! There are going to be some brand new models in the line up and more F cars!
Oh baby. :yum

sl0519
Off topic but just want to ask if there is planning of any other F model besides LC and IS?
Any news whether GS is coming back?
Honey be askin' da real questions ovah here.
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  • August 13, 2018
RAL
Welcome aboard @LexiF
Thank you RAL!

sl0519
Off topic but just want to ask if there is planning of any other F model besides LC and IS?
Any news whether GS is coming back?
The GS will be reinvented into a 6 series/A7/CLS competitor but I doubt it will have the variant as the 6 series and be more like A7. I have broken many peoples balls over the GS as to me was the best looking (newest version) saloon from lexus! In the U.K. there’s a big market for the large saloon with tons and tons of 5 series, e classes and A6’s about! Once I show people the newest GS facelift they are in awe with how beautiful it is but lexus never advertised it properly. Everyone I know absolutely adores the GSF but not many people knew about it, it’s such a shame, but at least knowing it has a future is good news and we will just have to wait for the concept .

So far it’s confirmed the LSF will be released not far off from the LCF and LCF convertible release date with the same TT V8. I’m told these two will be in such low volume that they will be offered to customers who own either LS/LC already before anyone else.
Lexus are devolving a CTF, NXF and RXF while updating the RCF which will be also available as a convertible. Also the RCF will be offered in carbon and GT and maybe another hardcore version to take on BMW’s M4 varieties. The ISF is in the works but is not 100% confirmed as there will be the IS400/500 with 400bhp+ in F-sport guise with the 3.5 TT V6. I will update this as to when I know.
And then there is the LFA which is in development as in what it should be. Lexus are thinking to a hyper performance hybrid or full electric. There’s not much to know other then they have to build it and make a profit for the accountants to give the green light and that there will be another one but not for awhile unfortunately.
A 1500kg LC wrapped in carbon? Give it an up-tuned 2UR with ~500hp and it will be awesome. If the redesigned LC500 gets the weight loss it will be a more interesting vehicle than the LC-F because no turbos or AWD, the unnecessary staff.

*Anyway I find this 'insider knowledge' highly suspicious as carmakers don't just swap out materials for facelifts. It might as well be a complete redesign and implies the work on the original LC was useless.
ssun30
A 1500kg LC wrapped in carbon? Give it an up-tuned 2UR with ~500hp and it will be awesome. If the redesigned LC500 gets the weight loss it will be a more interesting vehicle than the LC-F because no turbos or AWD, the unnecessary staff.

*Anyway I find this 'insider knowledge' highly suspicious as carmakers don't just swap out materials for facelifts. It might as well be a complete redesign and implies the work on the original LC was useless.
He probably meant 500"lbs", as there's no way a luxury vehicle can shave off that much weight unless it's purely a race model design for track.
LC-C will most likely retain everything from LC, adding retractable top.
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  • August 13, 2018
Sorry I did mean 500lbs but all the F models will be a lot lighter then previous with a lot more power. We are not talking about record breaking stats but enough to best or at least give the German competition a bloody hard time. The LCF will be like the GSF was, the first of the life recycle but hardcore. It won’t be a GT car but a full on high performance car while the LC will remain a luxurious, comfortable grand tourer. It will be the same body design yet a totally different car aimed at a completely different market, the Porsche 911 GT3 market.

The LC-C will be very much the same as the LC with a retractable roof. I apologise as I don’t know if it will be hard top or soft.
F1 Silver Arrows
I don't believe that for a second. How are they going to release a 3.0 L V6 that has more power than the flagship 3.5 TT with 416 horsepower? That completely goes against to one of Lexus' core competencies, where they make sure the engine isn't over stressed. That is pushing way more power than what competitors from BMW/Mercedes/Audi do, thus I call bs on that report.
I will admit to some "vacation brain" when I posted about the engine last week -- I fully believe Lexus should do a turbocharged 3.0L V6, but as a replacement of the current 2GR-FSE 3.5L V6 being used in the IS 350 & GS 350.
krew
I will admit to some "vacation brain" when I posted about the engine last week -- I fully believe Lexus should do a turbocharged 3.0L V6, but as a replacement of the current 2GR-FSE 3.5L V6 being used in the IS 350 & GS 350.
Hello @krew. As we all know you have an extremely renowned taste for great reporting. This report is certainly NOT your fault, and my comments were not aimed at you either, and they'll never be, because you're amazing :). So, I hope I didn't step out of line. I should have been much more clear that it wasn't at you, because you did not say the said rumors, just kindly reporting it. I knew you added your own commentary in it and I shared the exact same thoughts too, but the rumor itself was the thing that I had to bring upon notice.
F1 Silver Arrows
Hello @krew. As we all know you have an extremely renowned taste for great reporting. This report is certainly NOT your fault, and my comments were not aimed at you either, and they'll never be, because you're amazing :). So, I hope I didn't step out of line. I should have been much more clear that it wasn't at you, because you did not say the said rumors, just kindly reporting it. I knew you added your own commentary in it and I shared the exact same thoughts too, but the rumor itself was the thing that I had to bring upon notice.
No worries, didn't take it personally. :blush:
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I love that rendering...
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LexiF
The Lexus LC-C is officially coming end of next year/early 2020 also the LCF which will be built from forged carbon fibre and aluminium to reduce the weight around 4-500kgs including removal of the rear seats. I’m sure there will be more weight shaving but this is what I know so far for both LC-C and LCF. The LCF will have the new TT V8 with 650bhp+ And built in very low volume/demand and will be in competition with Porsche 911 GT3. I have been told officially from insiders what is coming and believe me Lexus is going full on attack mode! There are going to be some brand new models in the line up and more F cars!
Thank you. You’re awesome. I can’t wait for the lcf. Super strong motor for such a beautiful and amazing car. Hopefully a future car for me.
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LexiF
Thank you RAL!



The GS will be reinvented into a 6 series/A7/CLS competitor but I doubt it will have the variant as the 6 series and be more like A7. I have broken many peoples balls over the GS as to me was the best looking (newest version) saloon from lexus! In the U.K. there’s a big market for the large saloon with tons and tons of 5 series, e classes and A6’s about! Once I show people the newest GS facelift they are in awe with how beautiful it is but lexus never advertised it properly. Everyone I know absolutely adores the GSF but not many people knew about it, it’s such a shame, but at least knowing it has a future is good news and we will just have to wait for the concept .

So far it’s confirmed the LSF will be released not far off from the LCF and LCF convertible release date with the same TT V8. I’m told these two will be in such low volume that they will be offered to customers who own either LS/LC already before anyone else.
Lexus are devolving a CTF, NXF and RXF while updating the RCF which will be also available as a convertible. Also the RCF will be offered in carbon and GT and maybe another hardcore version to take on BMW’s M4 varieties. The ISF is in the works but is not 100% confirmed as there will be the IS400/500 with 400bhp+ in F-sport guise with the 3.5 TT V6. I will update this as to when I know.
And then there is the LFA which is in development as in what it should be. Lexus are thinking to a hyper performance hybrid or full electric. There’s not much to know other then they have to build it and make a profit for the accountants to give the green light and that there will be another one but not for awhile unfortunately.
Please Lexus make a next generation gs. The lfa should be amazing. Any information on what the next gen can be? Could debut?

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