You can’t be anonymous while driving a Lexus LC 500 coupe. I know: I spent a week in one in Los Angeles last year, and even in that car-jaded town where $100,000 luxury supercars are present in just about every convenience store parking lot, the LC 500 turned heads. Now, Lexus has cut the top off and created a version that lets you hear people talking about you as well as see them staring. The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible loses some sheet metal but gains a few thousand dollars to its asking price, with the company stating that it is now on sale for the sum of $102,025 (all prices include destination).
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As you might imagine, there aren’t a great many options available with a lofty price like that. There’s a limited-edition Inspiration Series model that will cost you an extra $18,800, bringing unique Structural Blue paint, an Amalfi white semi-aniline leather interior, 21-inch wheels, a Mark Levinson Reference premium audio system, a Torsen limited-slip differential with Yamaha performance dampers, a heated leather-trimmed steering wheel, the Climate Concierge system, a windshield de-icer, carbon-fiber scuff plates on the door sills, special badging, and even a Zero Halliburton Pursuit Aluminum two-piece luggage set designed specifically for the car. The Touring Package has leather seats, the Climate Concierge, heated steering wheel, windshield de-icer, embossed headrests and Mark Levinson system for a more reasonable $5,290.
If you don’t want to check off the big packages, you can also piecemeal a few options. Wheel options are either a Dark Graphite 20-inch model ($1,210) or a 21-inch option ($2,650). An all-weather package can be added for $250, while a premium paint option runs $595 and those carbon-fiber scuff plates add $600. Underneath, the limited-slip differential with performance dampers runs $460. And inside, you can get a head-up display for $900 and the Mark Levinson Reference premium audio for $1,220.
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So no, it certainly ain’t cheap, but we think you’ll agree it’s definitely distinctive. Compared with the ultra-luxury competition, however, it actually comes in as something of a bargain: The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S560 cabriolet starts at $139,595 and only gets worse from there, while a 2021 BMW M850i xDrive convertible goes for $122,395. Of course, if you’re not terribly badge-conscious and are willing to accept a Chevrolet instead of a Lexus, the latest 2021 Corvette convertible has the same price as the 2020 model: $67,495.
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