Pure Sensory Exhilaration


April 4, 2022

Words by: Tom Sedens

Open-air driving in a thrilling work of art

The LC Convertible captivates your imagination from the moment one sets eyes on it, fusing elegance and aggression, and showcasing a new facet of its personality from every angle – a wide and aggressive front end with the signature Lexus dynamic spindle grille, sophisticated LED projector lights, and bold fender flares. Take in the sleek, flowing side silhouette accentuated by a low-slung centre of gravity and a sharp, tapered roofline. The rear leaves an equally strong impression with its trunk line, and perhaps the most distinctive tail lamps ever. 

Finished off with incredible 21-inch forged aluminum alloy wheels, the LC 500 Convertible is breathtaking with its soft-top roof open or closed.

Artfully designed with asymmetrical lines and appointed with stunning, world-class materials and textures, along with unparalleled fit and finish, the LC Convertible’s intimate cabin engages your senses every time you get into it. 

From the comfort of the beautifully sculpted seats – upholstered in perforated and quilted leather – to the heated steering wheel, the digital dash and the high-resolution multimedia display – everything is integrated into the thoughtful design cabin. 

Unmatched refinement of the LC 500 Convertible is coupled with equally exhilarating performance. Depressing the starter button fires up the 5.0-Litre V8 with an authoritative bark. Paired with a 10-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission, the engine generates 471 HP and 398 ft-lbs of torque and catapults the LC from 0 to pure exhilaration in seconds.

With the turn of a dial, you can choose from five different drive modes, and the remarkable adaptive variable suspension and performance dampers smooth out the ride, even on less than ideal road surfaces.

The LC 500 Convertible’s dual character is a truly amazing feature. While a computer-controlled valve dials up the aggressive soul-stirring sounds of the exhaust, transmitting the rich and exquisite soundtrack of the V8 into the cabin, the driver can also choose to enjoy a quieter atmosphere and easy conversation. Thanks to its exceptional engineering, the LC 500 Convertible lets you do both. Using active sound-cancelling technology and remarkable dampening features, the ride can be quieter than almost anything else on the road – even with the top down. 

That lightweight soft-top is capable of opening or closing in 15-seconds, while driving at speeds up to 50 km/h. An animated display on the instrument panel lets you monitor its progress, and the top-down driving is meant to be as enjoyable as possible. The LC 500’s aerodynamic and sculpted exterior, the transparent wind deflector and many other technologies work in concert to reduce unwanted 

air from entering the cabin even at high speeds, for 

uninhibited enjoyment of open-air driving that only a convertible can provide.

An innovative folding system enables the roof to be stored in an exceptionally small space so that it doesn’t intrude on luggage capacity. The trunk isn’t large but it can easily handle anything from a grocery run to a weekend road trip. 

The Lexus Safety System+ integrates an incredible portfolio of active safety technologies, taking every possibility into account and surrounding the driver and passengers in an envelope of safety and security. 

If you desire an even more unique LC 500 Convertible ownership experience, Lexus’ Bespoke Build is available, where you can customize your LC 500 by choosing your own combination of interior and exterior colours and even which wheels you prefer. 

The LC 500 Convertible is a rolling work of art – a triumph of style, luxury, performance and open-air motoring. Bring on the summer! 


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