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2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

With a focal point on imparting the identical dynamic and high priced riding overall performance for which the flagship LC 500 coupe is known, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible made its worldwide debut on the 2019 Los Angeles International Auto Show. Expanding the aspirational -door LC own circle of relatives, the LC 500 Convertible gives a further manner to stimulate the senses - with the pinnacle down. The outdoors of the brand new LC Convertible stylishly blends the coupe's particular roofline with the individual of a convertible, attaining an superb profile with the pinnacle open or closed.

Designed from the Top, Down

The Lexus LC 500 Convertible echoes the coupe's "Even Sharper, More Refined" riding characteristics, with a low middle of gravity, superior weight distribution, and a focal point on overall performance-minded managing way to extraordinary structural stress. Lexus engineers depended on computer-aided engineering (CAE) evaluation and real-global riding assessment to fit the riding traits of its coupe counterpart, and the huge studies and improvement yielded extraordinary results.

Engineers aimed to hold comparable managing dynamics to the LC 500 coupe at the same time as additionally enhancing chassis stress with the addition and relocation of diverse structural braces. The LC Convertible's suspension is tuned in particular to supplement the diffused modifications in weight among the 2 platforms, as a discount of un-sprung weight withinside the the front suspension improves the general stroke. In the rear, engineers had been capable of similarly decorate structural stress with the aid of using reshaping and moving the rear suspension brace tower. Weight turned into decreased withinside the rear of the car with the aid of using using a light-weight die-solid aluminum suspension brace, at the same time as a overall performance dampener is hired to decorate trip comfort.

Drivers of the the front engine, rear-wheel-force LC Convertible can assume comparable breath-taking overall performance to the coupe, way to the effective drivetrain aggregate of the 5.zero-liter V8 engine paired with the seamless Direct-Shift 10-pace automated transmission. The obviously aspirated, direct-injection V8 is rated to supply 471 horsepower at 7,a hundred rpm and 398 lb-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm.

Soft Top, Hard Demeanor

The LC Convertible's tender-pinnacle layout capabilities an revolutionary folding mechanism that consists of a tonneau cowl for whilst it's miles stored. The layout allowed engineers to attention on accentuating the smooth strains of the convertible with out substantial intrusions to the trunk and cabin area which can include a heavier, bulkier difficult pinnacle. The coupe's curves are similarly highlighted with the silhouette of the convertible thru some key modifications. At the rear, the trunk is accentuated with a "kicked up" layout that lifts its profile slightly, at the same time as the floor of the spoiler is laterally broadened to emphasise the low, extensive stance of the car. The middle brake mild is now included into the trunk lid, in contrast to the coupe in which it rests at the pinnacle of the rear windshield.

The four-layer tender pinnacle is designed to hold the flowing roofline of the coupe with out the helping body seen thru the fabric. The roof fabric itself turned into cautiously decided on and synthetic to make sure for superior tension, to limit wrinkling and enhance sound insulation. The roof may be opened or closed at accelerates to 31 mph, at the same time as an lively show at the instrumentation panel suggests the pinnacle's progress. One of the maximum extraordinary factors is the time it takes: about 15 seconds to open and about sixteen seconds to close.

The pinnacle is obtainable in colorings: black and beige. Exterior paint alternatives at the convertible consist of Ultra White, Smoky Granite Mica, Liquid Platinum, Atomic Silver, Obsidian, Caviar, Infrared, Cadmium Orange, Flare Yellow, and Nightfall Mica. Depending upon the outdoors colour chosen, 3 indoors colorings are to be had: Black, Circuit Red and Toasted Caramel.

Shown on the 2019 Los Angeles International Auto Show turned into the Lexus LC 500 Convertible Inspiration Series. This unique version is confined to most effective a hundred units, and it will likely be provided in Structural Blue with white semi-aniline leather-based indoors trim, particular blue pinnacle, grey headlamp garnishes, aspect consumption garnishes, and taillamp garnishes. Chrome/black 21-inch wheels come wellknown.

Top Down, Year 'Round

With the brand new LC Convertible, even though the climate cools down that does not imply the pinnacle has to live on. In fact, the HVAC device is designed to modify temperature robotically no matter whether or not the pinnacle is raised or lowered, and if the pinnacle is down neck warmers are designed to assist hold the higher frame heat. The Lexus Climate Concierge with Upper Body Heating robotically manages the air conditioner, seat warmers, neck warmers and steerage-wheel heater to make sure the cabin is at the best temperature even though the out of doors climate is now no longer. The HVAC device has additionally been optimized to ship heat or bloodless air to the again of the driver's arms whilst gripping the steerage wheel.

Engineers additionally took care to make sure the riding enjoy is good for all occupants. The cabin is designed to lessen wind noise way to the particular form of the beltline and rear molding to suppress wind from coming into. A obvious polycarbonate wind deflector facilitates limition undesirable air from coming into the cabin at some point of metropolis and throughway riding so occupants can experience effortlessly talking with the pinnacle down. There is likewise an to be had wind display screen that similarly reduces wind buffeting at better speeds. Active Noise Control (ANC) combines sound insulation and absorption strategies to assist suppress undesirable harshness from coming into the cabin.

While efforts are taken to hold positive sounds out, the effective roar of the obviously-aspirated V8 engine of the LC own circle of relatives is a valid to savor. To make the engine's throaty voice heard at the same time as the pinnacle is down, the engine's consumption pulses are obviously carried thru a diaphragm into a valid pipe that contains the sounds, now no longer the air itself, into the cabin to decorate the V8's rumble (just like the device hired withinside the Lexus LFA). There's no digital sound era here! To similarly decorate the competitive tone of the engine's exhaust and increase overall performance, a computer-managed valve balances the nice line among optimizing exhaust again-stress and exhaust tone and quantity at better engine speeds.

Impressive Technology Top of Mind

Much like its coupe brethren, the Lexus LC 500 Convertible will include an excellent 10.3-inch high-decision split-display screen multimedia show to offer immediate, simultaneous get entry to to audio or weather controls and diverse systems, along with the voice-activated navigation device.

For 2021, the LC Convertible will characteristic Android Auto, permitting you to seamlessly solid your device's interface onto the car's multimedia show. Play your tune through your favored apps inclusive of Spotify® and Pandora®, ship messages thru a number generally used apps like WhatsApp®, navigate with Google Maps™, and request facts-all with simply the sound of your voice-thru the Google Assistant™. For introduced comfort, Android Auto also can supply tailor-made facts primarily based totally for your calendar, utilization interest and habits.

With Apple CarPlay® integration, you may get entry to the acquainted interface out of your iPhone thru the car's multimedia show. Simply join an iPhone to get instructions, make calls, ship and get hold of message through Siri®, and get entry to apps like Spotify™, Audible® and Apple® podcasts.

Bring all of the comfort of Amazon Alexa on the street with the Lexus+Alexa app. Using most effective your voice, you may effortlessly get entry to lots of the identical capabilities you get with Alexa at domestic. Listen to audiobooks, movement Amazon Music, make lists, take a look at the climate, get information briefings and plenty extra. You also can use it to govern like minded smart-domestic gadgets inclusive of lighting, thermostat and safety systems. Offering introduced in-car comfort, Alexa even syncs for your Navigation System to offer on-the-move recommendations.

The Lexus Enform Remote carrier helps you to lock and unencumber doors, begin the engine and weather control, take a look at the gasoline degree and extra throughout your smartphone, smartwatch or gadgets enabled with the Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. And it is blanketed for the primary yr of possession.

Lexus Enform Destination Assist one-yr trial is blanketed and acts as an in-car non-public concierge, imparting instructions and locations introduced with the aid of using a stay agent. The blanketed Lexus Enform App Suite 2.zero app trial length gives get entry to to favored cellular programs thru the car's middle console show, along with Amazon Alexa compatibility, NPR One, iHeartRadio®, Slacker® and Yelp®.

Safety Remains a Top Priority

The new 2021 LC Convertible will come wellknown with Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+). This consists of Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Alert with Lane Keep Assist, All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control and Intelligent High Beams. Also just like the LC 500 coupe, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert come wellknown.

There are critical protection capabilities unique to convertible, though, inclusive of the energetic roll bars which can be designed to set up upward whilst a rollover is detected. When now no longer deployed, those roll bars are hidden from view to hold the convertible's superb silhouette whilst the pinnacle is down.

Lexus Enform Safety Connect comes wellknown and is complimentary for the primary 10 years of possession with get entry to to Lexus Enform reaction facilities 24/7/365. With Lexus Enform Service Connect, additionally complimentary for the primary 10 years, the car can ship signals for unique manufacturing facility endorsed maintenance, concurrently alerting a desired Lexus retailer.