At the ongoing Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lexus has unveiled LC Convertible Prototype to the world. At this event, the prototype will run up the hills driven by professional racing driver Nick Cassidy who competes in Super GT500 Championship in Japan. Lexus LC Convertible Prototype was covered in thin layer of camouflage that tries its best to hide the final item details. It was earlier previewed as concept car at the 2019 NAIAS. Lexus LC Convertible Prototype retains proportions and styling of the coupe. The only change made to the prototype is electrically operated soft top that replaces fixed roof.
Koji Sato, Lexus’s international executive VP said during the event that Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates the history and culture of the automobile and serves as gathering place for the some of the history’s most notable cars and drivers. He further added that Lexus is honored to be part of this iconic event and is more than happy to introduce prototype model of the LC Convertible at the same venue where they had debut LC Coupe in the year 2016. Lexus will announce the date of full revelation, full specifications and market launch in due course.
We expect the Lexus LC Convertible Prototype to use same powertrain from the coupe. LC Coupe was powered with naturally aspirated V8 engine that offers 471hp. When opted with 3.5-liter V6 hybrid unit, it offers an impressive 354hp. As you would have guessed by now, Lexus LC Convertible Prototype will be expensive that the Coupe. In United States, V8 LC Coupe has MSRP of $92,250 and electrified model is priced from $97,460.