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      01-11-2019, 07:16 AM   #1
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Lexus LC Convertible concept - Well, guess I have to buy a Lexus now

....and I don't even like convertibles, or even Lexus

that has to be the best looking jdm car ever
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That is a great looking car.. What model is this?
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Unfortunately, it probably handles like a Toyota Avalon. I keed, I keed.

I like the side view, but am over the huge hourglass grille.
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Is it real or render?
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This is the LC roadster. I agree that is has a beautiful design. Look up the curb weight and you may lose interest like I did. The coupe variant weights more than a Porsche Panamera to give perspective.
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Looks good except from the front, side or back
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This is the LC roadster. I agree that is has a beautiful design. Look up the curb weight and you may lose interest like I did. The coupe variant weights more than a Porsche Panamera to give perspective.
Yeh it's a gt car for sure

I've also played around with the LC irl, interior quality is beyond anything the German big 3 are doing atm at any price point

Bmw putting that new 8 up against the LC is embarrassing

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Yeh it's a gt car for sure

I've also played around with the LC irl, interior quality is beyond anything the German big 3 are doing atm at any price point

Bmw putting that new 8 up against the LC is embarrassing

Agreed. New 8 series is one serious bad looking car and yes, the quality is nowhere near what you’d expect from that price point, but I’d also say this is overwhelmingly a theme for BMW at high price points - they just don’t look or feel the part regarding quality, finish and fitment.
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Like the LC coupe, it's a great looking car that is woefully behind the market in the engine/powertrain department. And other Lexus models are no better in that area.

Still no firm details on when the oft-rumored Toyota turbocharged V8 will see the light of day, and no turbo V6 or N/A V8 hybrid drivetrain that would put this and other high end Lexus vehicles in the performance conversation.

If they don't intend to compete in performance - fine - that is reasonable if they can generate sales without that. But then why introduce things like the new RC "Track Edition"? Ok, to be fair Autoblog seems to think the V8 will be tweaked to 100hp/L:

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/12/06/...tion-official/

I am not so sure. Even if so, that's still going to put it way behind the top AMG and M models.
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....and I don't even like convertibles, or even Lexus

that has to be the best looking jdm car ever
It is a great looking car until you get to the grill. It's just too damn big, it over powers the rest of the car. IMHO.
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Like the LC coupe, it's a great looking car that is woefully behind the market in the engine/powertrain department. And other Lexus models are no better in that area.

Still no firm details on when the oft-rumored Toyota turbocharged V8 will see the light of day, and no turbo V6 or N/A V8 hybrid drivetrain that would put this and other high end Lexus vehicles in the performance conversation.

If they don't intend to compete in performance - fine - that is reasonable if they can generate sales without that. But then why introduce things like the new RC "Track Edition"? Ok, to be fair Autoblog seems to think the V8 will be tweaked to 100hp/L:

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/12/06/...tion-official/

I am not so sure. Even if so, that's still going to put it way behind the top AMG and M models.
I'm eagerly awaiting a proper F version too

and it's in development atm

https://lexusenthusiast.com/forums/t...-germany.4638/
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While this one doesn't turn me on, Toyota can make performance vehicles (see its racing success). In the case of Lexus it apparently decided to compete with the Germans on luxury, not performance, and that has worked out well for Toyota.

The question will be what compromises will Toyota make as it tries to become more performance oriented?

It looks like Toyota is trying to take on the Germans and, interestingly to me, it appears that Lincoln is trying to take over the luxury above all else mantra.
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Lexus LC Convertible Concept Makes World Debut in Detroit

http://pressroom.lexus.com/releases/...in+detroit.htm

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Open top concept suggests future direction of LC flagship
Dynamic design positions LC concept as a halo for the rest of the brand
January 11, 2019
DETROIT (January 11, 2019) – Lexus shocked the automotive world in Detroit three years ago with the debut of the LC coupe. It was a testament to the brand’s new sense of creative ambition, but it was only just the beginning. Since then, the Lexus design team has been exploring the brand’s evolution and the latest result of those explorations will make its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show with the world premiere of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept.

An open-air roadster that is an artful reflection of the LC coupe, the design goal of the Convertible Concept was the expression of “ultimate beauty”. From the rake of the windshield to the smooth contours of the rear decklid that houses the convertible top, every line on the LC Convertible concept was drawn to evoke an emotional response. A stunning design from every angle, the LC Convertible concept stands as an aspirational halo vehicle for the entire Lexus lineup.

“This concept takes the unmistakable design of the LC coupe and reimagines it as a future convertible,” said Tadao Mori, chief designer of the LC Convertible concept. “It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible.”

Long, low and lean, the LC Convertible concept retains the athletic proportions of the LC coupe. It’s a shape that evolved naturally from the original LC design, yet still manages to stand on its own with a unique identity. It blends uniquely Japanese aesthetics with the promise of sensory satisfaction that only a convertible can provide.

In addition to the visual appeal of the exterior sheetmetal, the LC Convertible concept attracts drivers and passengers alike with an allure of a cabin that caters to every need. From the comfort of its tailored seats to the feel of every switch and button, everything about this LC is designed to make even the most common trip feel like an occasion. Crisp white leather trim abounds while yellow accent stitching adds a pop of color without distracting from the subtle elegance of the overall design.

More than just a grand tourer, the strong exterior lines of the LC Convertible concept reinforce its performance pedigree. Its short overhangs, 22-inch wheels and wide stance are all reminders of this car’s performance potential.

“A production version of this concept would be exhilarating in many different ways. You would see its dynamic lines as you approach, hear its engine when you started it up and feel everything around you once on the road. It would engage the senses in a way that is unique and exciting every time you got behind the wheel,” said Mori-san.

Lexus LC Convertible concept specifications
Length 4770 mm, 187.8 inches
Width 1920 mm, 75.6 inches
Height 1340 mm, 52.8 inches
Wheelbase 2870 mm, 113.0 inches
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Put the LFA V10 in it then let's talk
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Meh, I'd have an M4, M6, M850i, C63s 'vert and probably a few others before considering this. They are very good looking but the interior and engine don't interest me at all.
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I disagree ^

It's probably the best interior of the bunch.
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Even with the giant grill, I still think its one of the best looking uber luxury coupes out there. The Mercedes S coupe may give it a run in the looks and interior department, but that also costs almost double
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When is the LC-F coming already?
Its supposed to have been a 2020MY with new TT V8 with over 600hp.
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Definitely the Sexiest and Nicest looking GT inside and out, for @ $100k... Period!
They have tremendous "road presence". Wide, low, futuristic. Interior is amazing also.
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