In Los Angeles had lost its roof coupe LC 500. Its transformation into a convertible forced the engineers to strengthen the body.
The superstructure of the car had to implant additional elements of rigidity, and reconfigure the front suspension due to the changed weight distribution. However, outside all of these improvements not to see: the convertible differs from the coupe only the design of the rear body, under which hides the mesh top. And to prepare the public to the emergence of new open model began in January.
Developed the new product with the expectation to keep the familiar from the coupe silhouette of the sports car, for the same material, soft-top roof was a four. To fold the roof, takes 15 seconds, and for its return – a moment more, and to do so is allowed at speeds up to km/h. in addition, the convertible got optimized climate system, with emphasis on the upper part of the interior and heated regions around the necks of passengers.
Outdoor LC 500 has retained a five-liter V8, which develops 477 HP and 540 Nm of torque and works together with a 10-speed automatic. The only declared modernization of the power unit – special “deliver the sound” in the cabin convertible to enhance the experience, and Lexus claim that it is not used any electronic composerof. Dynamic characteristics of new items not reported.
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Sales of the Lexus LC 500 with a soft top will start in the U.S. next summer, and the market will be 100 copies of the convertible performed Inspiration (like there is in the coupe). Be different it will be bright blue body colour, white semi-aniline leather in the cabin and 21-inch wheels.