Detroit LIVE: Lexus LC Convertible Concept

The concept hints at a shift in the LC flagship's design language.

Lexus has revealed the LC Convertible Concept, scheduled to make its first public appearance next week in Detroit.

The open-top concept is presented as a roadster, designed to express "ultimate beauty" and serve as an aspirational halo vehicle for the entire Lexus lineup. The car aims to present an athletic form with a steep windshield rake and contoured trunk lid.

"It blends all the best aspects of the original coupe with the dynamic design of an open-air convertible," says chief designer Tadao Mori.

The interior has been outfitted with white leather trim, while yellow accent stitching adds a bit of color to the otherwise monochrome theme.

The concept appears to be close to production form, suggesting Lexus may be feeling out public reaction before giving the car a final green-light. 

Live photos by Brian Williams.

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