Lexus LC Convertible Concept drops roof for more drama

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Lexus will show a much-anticipated concept droptop version of its recently introduced LC luxury coupe at next week's Detroit auto show.

The regular LC coupe was touted for looking nearly exactly like its concept counterpart, and Lexus doesn't really do concept vehicles that never make it into production, so it's pretty safe to assume that this "concept" will be hitting showrooms in the near future.

Were it to go into production, chief designer Tadao Mori believes the concept would be exhilarating in many different ways.

"It would engage the senses in a way that is unique and exciting every time you got behind the wheel", he said, describing the stunning open-air roadster as an expression of ultimate beauty.

Arguably, though, the best place to be around the LC Convertible Concept is outside, looking at it.

The convertible is almost the same as the coupe except, of course, convertible top. Another obvious difference is the 22-inch wheels instead of 20-inch serial "dvuhdverki".

There are some distinctive details that one spots while gazing at the images of the new droptop, notably the crisply creased flying buttresses that flow from behind the headrests nearly all the way to the tail of the LC Convertible concept.

Technical specifications have yet to be released, but we'd expect a production version to soldier on with the same two engine options as the coupé.

Well, Mr. Mori, we can't help but agree with those words.

It's a concept for now, but is clearly close to production reality. A new convertible version of the flagship Lexus LC would certainly provide that.

More than just a grand tourer, the strong exterior lines of the long, low and lean LC Convertible Concept reinforce its performance pedigree.

We hope to find out more about future plans for the Lexus LC Convertible Concept at the NAIAS next week.

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