Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the sole distributor of Lexus vehicles in the Kingdom of Bahrain, has unveiled the first-ever luxury LC 500 Convertible. Designed and built with meticulous attention to detail, the new LC convertible is set to deliver awe and inspire amazement to luxury performance car enthusiasts in Bahrain.
Custom designed for those who dare to seek the extraordinary, the new LC 500 Convertible joins the existing coupe as aspirational halo models for the entire Lexus line-up. The naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine delivers a truly visceral 471HP driving experience, coupled with a state-of-the-art 10-speed Sport Direct Shift Automatic Transmission with AI-SHIFT Control.
The new LC is considerably lighter than its coupe predecessor, and utilises Lexus’ new global architecture for luxury vehicles (GA-L), lowering the centre of gravity in the chassis, synchronising front-engine/rear-wheel for safety and better handling than ever before.
Ebrahim K. Kanoo Director Mr. Isa Mohamed Kanoo heralded the new LC 500 Convertible as the new benchmark in luxury sports cars stating, “The new Lexus LC 500 has changed the game for all luxury and sports car manufacturers. The outstandingly beautiful craftsmanship that has gone into this model is incredible, wrapping the driver in luxury from every angle, making you feel as if it was custom made for you. It embodies everything the Bahrain market expects from Lexus, from its exceptional identity and next level performance to its unbeatable reliability and our signature after-sales treatment.”
The interior body structure has optimal placement and shape of braces to yield high dynamic performance faithful to the driver’s intentions. And thanks to the car’s robust and sensual sounding V8, the LC 500 Convertible accelerates in a pleasantly linear manner. To further enhance the driving experience, the LC 500 Convertible comes equipped with a transparent wind deflector which effectively cuts out noise from the outside, supporting the quiet comfort that is part of Lexus’ DNA.
The 4-layer soft top has been designed to retain the flowing roofline of the coupe, without the supporting frame visible through the fabric. Furthermore, the fabric of the roof has been carefully selected and manufactured to ensure optimal tension and no wrinkling, with improved sound insulation. The lowering and raising of the soft top has been clocked at 15 seconds.
As with all Lexus models, safety is a key component of the LC 500 Convertible donning the Lexus Safety System+ (LSS+), which includes Pre-Crash Safety System, LKA (Lane Keeping Assist), AHB (Automatic High Beam), Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. Added support from 8 Airbags, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC) Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) Blind Spot Monitor (BSM)
and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), make this model one of the safest cars on the road.