- 2021 LC 500 Convertible Shines in New Color
- Custom LC 500 Gives Hope to Children Fighting Pediatric Cancer
At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, the LC 500 Convertible will feature a new color exterior for the first time, offering drivers a vibrant and eye-catching ride. Also on display will be a custom LC 500, which supports the work of Cal’s Angels, a pediatric cancer foundation, as well as the newly updated Lexus RX and RXL and several unique performance vehicles. The Chicago Auto Show takes place Feb. 8-17 at McCormick Place.
First seen at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is making a statement in the Windy City with an all-new color exterior. The new LC 500 Convertible features a low center of gravity, optimal weight distribution and a focus on performance-minded handling, thanks to impressive structural rigidity. The LC convertible has similar breath-taking performance of the coupe with 5.0-liter V8 engine and Direct-Shift 10-speed automatic transmission and is rated to produce 471 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm. The roof can be opened or closed at speeds up to 31 mph, and it takes approximately 15 seconds to open and approximately 16 seconds to close, depending on the vehicle’s environment.
Lexus will also feature its local charitable outreach through a custom LC 500 dedicated to Cal’s Angels, a pediatric cancer foundation offering hope and support to children with cancer and their families. The special LC 500 features gold ribbons as a symbol for childhood cancer and to raise awareness of children’s cancer as a leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States. In addition to patient support, Cal’s Angels provides funding for pediatric cancer research. Lexus has been a multi-year partner of Cal’s Angels, raising money and in-kind donations through its regional Chicago office.
The newly updated 2020 Lexus and RXL will arrive for the first time in Chicago showcasing connectivity and advanced safety standards. 2020 RX features more responsive steering and added multimedia options for smartphone and touchscreen integration, including new Android Auto integration in addition to Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa. All 2020 models feature a standard 8-inch touchscreen or an optional 12.3-inch high resolution, split-screen multimedia display. The 2020 Lexus RX adds Lexus Safety System+ 2.0 as standard equipment with daytime bicyclist detection and low-light pedestrian detection along with Road Sign Assist (RSA) and Lane Tracing Assist (LTA).
Among the 18 vehicles in the exhibit, guests will also experience a performance area featuring the Lexus RC F GT3 show car that illuminates Lexus’ racing pedigree, after a recent appearance in the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. Other performance vehicles in the space include RC F Track Edition, along with the full RC lineup.