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Lexus takes sweet-looking convertible LC concept to Geneva

Lexus takes sweet-looking conv...
Lexus' LC Convertible concept is headed to Geneva, where it'll likely be mistaken for floor stock
Lexus' LC Convertible concept is headed to Geneva, where it'll likely be mistaken for floor stock
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Lexus LC convertible concept: coming to Geneva in March
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Lexus LC convertible concept: coming to Geneva in March
White leather interior with yellow accents
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White leather interior with yellow accents
Short, slim and athletic stance
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Short, slim and athletic stance
There's no word on whether the LC Convertible is being groomed for production, but c'mon, look at it
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There's no word on whether the LC Convertible is being groomed for production, but c'mon, look at it
Luxury interior meets serious speed and agaility
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Luxury interior meets serious speed and agaility
The subtraction of the hard roof seems to take a little away from the LC Coupé's curvy waistline
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The subtraction of the hard roof seems to take a little away from the LC Coupé's curvy waistline
Lexus' LC convertible concept from the rear
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Lexus' LC convertible concept from the rear
Front-on, it's much the same beast with the same aggressive grille
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Front-on, it's much the same beast with the same aggressive grille
Lexus' LC Convertible concept is headed to Geneva, where it'll likely be mistaken for floor stock
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Lexus' LC Convertible concept is headed to Geneva, where it'll likely be mistaken for floor stock
Aggressive back end speaks to the LC's handling and performance characteristics
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Aggressive back end speaks to the LC's handling and performance characteristics
22-inch rims on this convertible concept; the standard coupé has 21s
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22-inch rims on this convertible concept; the standard coupé has 21s
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Fresh from Detroit and headed for Geneva, this convertible LC show car looks less like a way-out concept car and much more like something we'll see in showrooms before too long. It also looks like a ton of fun to point down a twisty summer beach road.

Lexus' Japanese design team meditated on the concept of "absolute beauty" while they worked on this thing – the idea that every line should "evoke an emotional response." We wouldn't go that far; in our view the open top detracts a bit from the curvy hip lines that made the LC coupé so sexy. But it's certainly a nice, compact, agile and athletic looking roadster in its own right.

The subtraction of the hard roof seems to take a little away from the LC Coupé's curvy waistline
The subtraction of the hard roof seems to take a little away from the LC Coupé's curvy waistline

The topless concept wears 22-inch rims to the standard car's 21, and features a white leather interior with yellow accents. There's no mention of what motor it uses – likely the grunty 5-liter V8 from the base model coupé. If it hits production, it'll almost certainly come in both the big V8 and 3.5-liter V6 hybrid flavors.

Will it hit production? Lexus isn't saying anything, but this thing looks close enough to production standard that it really feels like a matter of time. It'll be on show at the Geneva motor show from March 5. Check out a short video below, or many more photos in the gallery.

Source: Lexus

The Lexus LC Convertible Concept World Debut

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2 comments
WB
That ugly front grill ...no wonder they have to show it from the back... Also not electric ...good luck Lexus ... Tesla already grabbed 50 percent of the smaller luxury segment in the USA...in one year. Guess what your gasoline strategy will get you..
GregVoevodsky
I will never buy a Lexus until it removes its oversized Edsel inspired grill. Your car is not your grill... except for BMW and Lexus. ;-)