The convertible version of the Lexus LC 500 coupe has been announced. That’s the good news, the bad news is that it won’t be on sale in Australia for at least another seven months.

The convertible roof can be retracted in just 15 seconds while travelling at up to 50km/h. It stores under an integrated tonneau cover when lowered to keep the appearance as sleek as possible.


The open top Lexis is just 10mm longer and 5mm taller than the coupe. It has four seats, though theres a lot stretch out room back there. Luggage space is almost as good as that of the coupe.

Aerodynamics around the beltline and rear mould are said to provide open-air driving without hindering conversation.

It’s powered by a V8 engine with up to 351kW and 540Nm.


Local pricing and specs will be provided closer to the launch here.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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