Design review: Lexus LC Convertible

HERO Lexus LC 500 Convertible

With small exceptions, the drop-top flagship LC Convertible from Lexus holds its own more than than two years after the show car debuted

“The LC is kind of a miracle car,” Lexus chief designer Tadao Mori tells Car Design News, on a call from Toyota Motor Europe near Brussels. “Normally on other projects we just fight, but with the LC everybody wanted to realise a beautiful car.”

And beautiful it is. Although it’s been more than two years since Lexus unveiled a concept version of the LC convertible at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and more than four years since we drove the coupe at the media launch, the brand’s RWD flagship still looks contemporary with elegant proportions, wide hips, and broad spindle grille.

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