The Lexus LC 500 Convertible has been made available in South Africa for the first time, being sold in a single trim.
It sports a V8 engine and a host of premium features, and has a South African starting price of R2,345,000.
The Lexus LC 500 Convertible offers a vast array of equipment as standard, most notably a four-layer cloth roof that can be raised and lowered in 15 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h.
This model further offers semi-aniline leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, automatic LED headlights with high-beam assist, rain-sensing wipers, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and start, neck heaters, a heated steering wheel, and electrically-adjustable, heated, and ventilated front seats.
In addition, it’s fitted with the latest Lexus infotainment system – which comprises an 8.0-inch digital instrument cluster, a 13-speaker Mark Levinson sound system, and a 10.3-inch infotainment display with voice control, integrated navigation, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support.
Six drive modes, sports pedals, stainless steel scuff plates, and retractable door handles further accentuate this convertible’s sporty character.
In terms of safety systems, the LC 500 Convertible is jam-packed.
Standard driver assistance programmes include lane keep assist, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, and a reverse camera.
Passive safety is then taken care of by six airbags, vehicle stability control, and a pre-crash system that audibly warns the driver of an imminent collision.
Powering the Lexus LC 500 Convertible is a 5.0-litre, V8 petrol engine that produces 351kW and 540Nm.
Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a redesigned 10-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential, and an adaptive suspension system with cornering assist assures that the sportscar sticks to the road.
The 100km/h landmark in this powerful convertible is reached in 4.7 seconds, top speed comes in at 270km/h, and combined fuel consumption is rated at 12.7l/100km.
The Lexus LC 500 Convertible is now available in South Africa at a starting price of R2,345,500.
Each purchase includes a 7-year/105,000km warranty and maintenance plan.