Lexus LC Convertible Review
Gorgeous Lexus LC looks even better, and is even more of an experience, with the roof off.
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Lexus has traditionally been associated with subtlety, and living life under the radar. Not exactly the sort of thing your average convertible buyer wants. Fans of drop-tops tend to be a bit more ‘look at me’ as well as fans of the open air. Well, now Lexus can cater for the show-offs among us with the stunning new Lexus LC Convertible.
The new LC Convertible costs from £90,775, and features a 5.0-litre V8 up front. It comes with the same gorgeous interior as the current LC coupe, with heated and cooled seats, climate control, and a 12-inch infotainment display. Pay an extra £1,500 and you get softer leather seat trim with integrated neck heaters in the headrests. Just the thing for top-down driving on cold days.
You can also pay an extra £1,000 for an upgraded Mark Levinson stereo, or hand over £2,100 for a set of 21-inch alloy wheels. There’s also the option of a full-colour head-up display for £1,250 and various special paint finishes for £500.
Start the big V8 and the car thrums with character. You feel like a glamorous NASCAR driver.
Starting the LC’s V8 for the first time will soon take your mind off ‘trivial’ matters such as practicality, though, as it bellows out a bassy rumble that sounds like it belongs on the set of Days of Thunder.
With 0-62mph taking 4.7 seconds, the LC’s not quite NASCAR quick, but it’s plenty quick enough and what the V8 lacks in outright grunt it more than makes up for in character. It will do an official average of 24.2mpg and emits 275g/km of CO2.
The fabric roof of the Convertible can be opened in just 15 seconds at up to 31mph. A clear wind deflector behind the rear seats takes the sting out of roof-down buffeting, helping you to remain glamorous even at speed.