Lexus LC Convertible and LC F will come to the market very soon. According to our anonymous insider, development of these two versions is in the final stage and almost production-ready. We presume that you are familiar with the base coupe version of this luxurious car. It is one of the freshest additions to Lexus’s lineup. In past several years, Toyota has been focused on crossovers, but still left some number of engineers to work on sports cars. The original LC came a year ago, as a 2018-year model. Many of us we amazed at the new grand tourer, mostly because of a huge amount of power that comes to rear wheels. Now we are waiting for the convertible and hi-performance versions to come. Latest reports suggest that convertible is almost ready, while a more potent and modified LC F will come in 2019.
Lexus LC Convertible
Although it is no official yet, it is pretty much clear that the company gave a green light for a convertible version of the fresh coupe. This version will definitely make Lexus more competitive in a segment dominated by German cars. Most of the German rival models already have their convertible versions, so this move is something that we have expected. The Lexus LC Convertible may feature a different body style, but the mechanics will definitely remain the same.
Just like the coupe version, there will be a choice of two powertrains. For lovers of pure gasoline engines, there is a mighty V8. An atmospheric V8 is definitely a rarity in these days, especially with such amazing numbers. To remind you, this 5.0-liter delivers more than 470 horsepower. On the other side, there’s a hybrid version, with a V6 engine and battery pack, with a combined output of 354 horsepower.
Lexus LC F design
The Lexus LC F will be a hi-performance version of base LC model. It will also come in a coupe body style, but with various modifications. Compared to the original, there will be many changes. We are about to see not only some visual novelties but also various mechanical improvements. The new version will get a new suspension and brakes for sure. Moreover, some sources claim that Toyota’s engineers work on some additional chassis modifications as well. These changes should provide some weight savings, which will make Lexus LC F even faster. Visual changes will be numerous as well. The new version will look more aggressive for sure. Expect various new details that will emphasize model’s racing character. Things like new bumper, wheels, spoiler etc. are certain.
Lexus LC F gets a new V8
Despite all those visual and chassis modifications, the biggest novelty for the Lexus LC F will be definitely a new engine. The company works on a new V8 bi-turbo engine and development is pretty much over. Compared to the current 5.0-liter unit, it will be smaller. On the other side, expect significantly more power. The new engine will have a displacement of 4.0 liters, while a max power will probably go over 620 horsepower. With this engine, Lexus LC F bests models like Mercedes-AMG GT R and Audi R8 V10 Plus, which are good for 577 and 610 horses respectively.
Lexus LC Convertible and LC F release date and price
Although not confirmed yet, both models should hit the market next year. LC Convertible should come first, while Lexus LC F will come right after.
When it comes to the price, a new convertible should cost much more than the base LC, which starts at 97.000 dollars. On the other side, you will need a real fortune to buy LC F. Latest reports suggest it will go around 180.000 dollars.