2021 LC 500 Convertible

 

 

It seems you don’t hear much about convertibles these days. Most vehicle manufacturers are focusing their attention on crossovers and SUVs because, after all, those are the red-hot sellers. But who doesn’t enjoy the freeing feeling that you can only get cruising down the road with no roof above your head, feeling the sun or looking at the stars? Alas, Lexus seems to have noticed the void, and they’re prepared to introduce a convertible variation of the LC 500 for the 2021 model year. The Japanese luxury automaker hasn’t offered a convertible coupe since 2015, the final model year for the IS 350C. The attractive and powerful 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is slated to go on sale by early summer, just in time for buyers to sink behind the wheel and enjoy the season.


Powertrain

The 2021 Lexus LC 500 certainly isn’t all about looks. Under the hood, there’s a formidable 5.0-liter V8 engine that whisks out a heart-thumping 471 horsepower. The hardtop version of the LC 500 goes from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, so you can expect similar performance from this convertible. Its fuel economy ratings have yet to be determined by the EPA, so stay tuned for that information.


Convertible Top and Design

Lexus has done such a fantastic job with this design that we just can’t bring ourselves to call it a “rag” top. To limit weight and preserve trunk volume, the 2021 LC 500 Convertible uses a four-layer, lightweight soft top that folds away, completely out of sight. This layered design is said to make the 2021 Lexus LC Convertible quieter than a conventional soft top, meaning you’ll have a better chance of hearing the purr of the engine and the quality sound of the available Mark Levinson audio system. As far as what has changed on the outside, the rear of the 2021 Lexus LC Convertible has been restyled to coordinate with the lines of the folding soft top.


Premium Amenities

The interior of the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible will be on par with that of the coupe, using (of course) the same top-quality materials. As mentioned, there will be an available Mark Levinson top-shelf audio system, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming capabilities, supple leather seating surfaces, and plenty of standard state-of-the-art active safety technology. Buyers will get to choose from an eye-catching palette of color options as well, with appealing paint names such as Ultra White, Smoky Granite, Liquid Platinum, Atomic Silver, Cadmium Orange, and Flare Yellow. A special Structural Blue paint paired with a white semi-aniline leather interior will also be available, although there will only be 100 units of this special edition combination made.