2020 Lexus LC Convertible scheduled for Goodwood introduction?by Ronan Glon
The drop-top will be nearly identical to the concept.
Lexus will step outside of the auto show circuit to introduce the convertible variant of its LC flagship, according to a recent report. The drop-top four-seater will make its public debut during the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Sources speaking to CNET's Roadshow revealed the top-less LC is weeks away from its official debut. The model's development process is not quite done, engineers are making last-minute tweaks, but pre-production has already started. It will be ready in time to race up Lord March's famous hill climb during the British festival.
While Lexus hasn't revealed or even announced the model, we already know what it will look like. Lexus previewed it as a close-to-production concept called, appropriately, LC Convertible Concept (pictured) during the 2019 Detroit auto show. Not a lot will change as the design study transitions into a production model, because it essentially was a production model to begin with. We're still not sure what, if anything, made it a concept.
The coupe variant of the LC is available with either a 5.0-liter V8 engine rated at 471 horsepower, or a 471-horsepower gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain made up of a 3.5-liter V6 and a pair of electric motors. We expect the convertible model will be offered with the same drivetrain options.
The 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed runs from July 4th to July 7th. If the report is accurate, and it sounds credible to us, Lexus still has a few weeks to announce the convertible LC. Sales will likely begin for the 2020 model year.