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The Lexus LF-C2 Concept Is An RC Coupe With A Dramatic Haircut

This new roofless design study from Toyota's luxury division is a pretty clear hint about a future RC convertible

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This striking so-and-so is the Lexus LF-C2, and it’s just made its debut at the LA Motor Show. Look familiar? That’s because this design study from Toyota’s luxury division shares a lot of its styling with the Lexus RC, which means a drop-top version of the brand’s two door coupe could be on the way.

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Although interestingly, this concept isn’t actually a drop top at all, because there’s no ‘top’ to drop. Yep, this 2+2 roadster lacks any sort of roof. Since the real world features irritations such as rain and car thieves, expect any eventual production version to feature a folding hard or soft top.

It probably won’t look like it’s coated in Mr T’s melted down jewellery collection either, as the LF-C2’s golden yellow paint wasn’t a simple thing to achieve. It’s a multi-layer finish featuring a primer, followed by silver paint, a clear coat, the yellow, and then a final top coat.

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The RC familiarity continues inside, as we’re treated to what looks like a livened up version of the production coupe’s cabin, with added LED lighting and new touch screens.

Should this point towards an RC convertible as we suspect, the production car would most likely receive the same complement of engines as the coupe, meaning a 2.5-litre petrol hybrid and a 3.5-litre V6, plus the 471bhp V8 to form a BMW M4 convertible-rivalling RC-F cabriolet.