Autocar reports that the Lexus LC Convertible will go on sale next year, along with some other obvious details:
Autocar understands that a production LC Convertible has been prioritized over a range-topping F variant of the LC in Lexus’s product plan due to its higher potential for global sales.
The production version of the LC Convertible is likely to be offered in both the 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 in the LC500, and the 3.5-litre V6 in the LC500h hybrid variant, which, coupled to a pair of electric motors, produces 354bhp.
It’s set to weigh more than the 1935kg coupé on which it is based, meaning a slight drop in top speed and acceleration times.
Autocar does contain a sliver of insight here — a hybrid powertrain is necessary in markets outside North America, and the required batteries likely necessitated a soft-top roof over a hard-top.
(There is still no confirmation about the type of roof, but LC Convertible Chief Engineer Koji Sato tipped a soft-top at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year.)