The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Is Worth Every Penny – If You Can Afford It


Lexus’ LC is, without a doubt, the best-looking model in the brand’s range no matter if you go for the Coupe or the Convertible.

Sure, the latter does come with a less stiff chassis and is a bit heavier, but if driving at the track is not your thing and live in a sunny place, then the Convertible could be the best choice. The thing is that, with an MSRP of $101,000, or around $112,000 for the one reviewed by KelleyBlueBook, it’s one expensive ride.

Driven: 2019 Lexus LC500 Limited Edition Is A Master Of All Trades

Equipped with a few optional features, the drop-dead gorgeous drop-top did impress the reviewer, who had mostly nice things to say about it. The power-folding fabric roof, which takes less than 20 seconds to operate at speeds up to 31 mph (50 km/h), is one of the highlights of the car. The tan leather upholstery might not be to everyone’s liking, and the infotainment system is neither intuitive nor that good, apparently, but everything else is top notch.

Compared to the previous model year, the 2021 LC 500 Convertible (and Coupe) boasts a revised suspension, so it feels more like a sports car than a GT. As for the engine, the sole option is a 5.0-liter V8 that pumps out 471 HP (478 PS / 351 kW) and 398 lb-ft (539 Nm) of torque. At 4.6 seconds for the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) sprint, there are some cars out there that are way quicker and do not cost that much; but then again, just look at it!

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