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Lexus RC F Convertible Planned

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Lexus will add a high-performance convertible to its lineup in the near future with a drop-top version of the new RC F.

News of the new model was announced at the recent Lexus USA National Dealer Meeting in Los Angeles where the brand also celebrated its 25th anniversary a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, has revealed to AutoGuide.

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No news of a standard RC Convertible were released, though it seems likely. Currently Lexus continues to offer an IS C model, based off the previous generation IS.

In addition, Lexus confirmed a GS F model is on its way, with styling borrowed from the RC F, as well as the car’s signature tailpipes. That model is expected to make use of the same 5.0-liter V8 engine with close to 500 hp.

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Speaking at the meeting, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda celebrated the 25 successful years Lexus has had and encouraged the dealers for an optimistic and exciting future.

“Although this is an important anniversary for us, in many ways I consider it a kind of rebirth,” he said. “An opportunity to say ‘Ok, now what?’ Or perhaps more importantly, ‘What if?’ What if we really go after the competition? What if we exceed every customer expectation and then some? What if we develop technologies no one has even thought of yet? And what if we make cars that literally take your breath away? To me, Lexus should be a canvas for automotive artistry.”

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