Japan started selling convertible Lexus LC500

Japan started selling convertible Lexus LC500

June 19, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Initially, the Lexus LC500 model was introduced back in 2016. The eponymous convertible came out much later – in November last year. And today, sales of an open variation of a sports car in Japan have begun.

Unfolding and folding the soft top, offered in black and beige shades, occurs in 15 – 16 seconds at a speed of up to 50 km / h.

Since climate control in a convertible is more difficult than in a coupe, the LC500 Convertible received the Lexus Climate Concierge system, which includes blowing for the neck and can automatically turn on seat and steering wheel heating.

By the way, along with a convertible appeared restyled version of the coupe. During a recent improvement, Japanese specialists reduced unsprung masses by 10 kg by installing a new stabilizer, aluminum components, stronger springs and lightweight rear wheels.

In particular, 2 new shades (Cadmium Orange and Nori Green Pearl) appeared in the color scheme of the car, and new 20-inch wheels in Dark Graphite color became available.

The technical part of the change has not been touched. So, the car is still equipped with a 478-strong “aspirated” V8 with a volume of 5.0 liters. Along with it there are 10-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive system. Dynamic indicators are not currently disclosed. The closed version can accelerate to the first “hundred” in 4.7 seconds. It should be taken into account that convertibles are usually a bit slower due to the heavy weight.

A hybrid modification of the LC500h with a 3.5-liter V6 engine is still being offered, which together with the electric motor develops 359 hp. The LC500 convertible costs from 15 million yen, and the coupe – from 14.5 million yen.