The place of the premiere of the novelty was the auto show in Los Angeles

The place of the premiere of the novelty was the auto show in Los Angeles: sales of the convertible will not start soon, but its appearance at dealers will fall by the beginning of the season.

To distinguish the convertible from the coupe except for the soft top and revised in the place of its storage body will not work: Lexus designers put a lot of effort to ensure that the silhouettes of the two variants of the LC 500 were as identical as possible. By and large, including for the sake of this soft top convertible assembled from four layers: the roof was very dense.

It fits behind the seats for 15 seconds, and to restore the top, you will need 16. Remove the top in a special compartment can be at speeds up to 50 km / h, but to what limits the convertible can accelerate, is not yet reported.

It is only known that it received the same power plant as the coupe – that is, a 5.0-liter V8 with a recoil of 477 HP and 540 Nm, a 10-band automatic and rear-wheel drive.

But the body had to be thoroughly redesigned for the sake of preserving the values of rigidity – it received additional power elements. In addition, the convertible reconfigured the front suspension in order to compensate for changes in the distribution of masses.

Otherwise, there are no differences between the coupe and the convertible is not observed, except for the modified climate system – it is oriented to the heating of the conditional boundary between the cabin and the atmosphere. In addition, there is an additional heating of the necks of passengers.

On sale open Lexus LC 500 will appear by the summer of next year, and for fans of the brand prepared a small surprise. The first 100 copies of the new items will be made in a special configuration Inspiration, the differences of which will be reduced to the external design-exclusive body color, white and blue leather interior and 21-inch wheels.

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