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Lexus LC F and LC Convertible caught in the wild

Lexus shakes down the LC Convertible and LC F prototypes on California's Angeles Crest Highway.

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With the help of professional race car driver Scott Pruett, Lexus shook down prototype versions of the LC Convertible last week in California on Angeles Crest Highway. 

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This most recent sighting follows the debut of the LC Convertible Prototype earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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At Goodwood, the LC Convertible Prototype ran up Lord March's famous hill. 

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Outside of a small hump above where the convertible top lives, the drop-top version looks just like the coupe.

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Upon close inspection of the spy photos, the LC Convertible appears to have unique seats. 

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Photographers also spotted a pair of LC 500s testing with the LC Convertible prototype. 

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Photographers noted that the LC 500s did not sound like stock vehicles with a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8. The sounds of turbos spooling and a deeper exhaust note was apparent. 

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The turbocharged powertrain could be what will powered the rumored LC F. 

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Lexus had a BMW 8 Series and 6 Series on hand for benchmark purposes while on Angeles Crest.

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While we're still waiting to hear from Lexus that the LC F is indeed coming, the LC Convertible in production form should appear soon.

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