Soul, speed, safety, substance – it’s all here, and it’s all neatly packaged in the first-ever luxury LC 500 Convertible that has just landed at Ebrahim K. Kanoo, the sole distributor of Lexus vehicles in Bahrain. Designed with meticulous attention to detail, it joins the existing coupe as an aspirational halo model for the Lexus range. The naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine delivers a truly visceral 471HP driving experience, coupled with a 10-speed Sport Direct Shift Automatic Transmission with AI-SHIFT Control. Considerably lighter than its predecessor, the LC 500 utilises the Japanese brand’s new global architecture for luxury vehicles, lowering the centre of gravity in the chassis and synchronising front-engine/rear-wheel for safety.

“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,” says Isa Mohamed Kanoo, Director of Ebrahim K. Kanoo, of the new model. The interior body structure has optimal placement and shape of braces to yield high dynamic performance faithful to the driver’s intentions. To further enhance the driving experience,

the convertible comes equipped with a transparent wind deflector that effectively cuts out noise from the outside, supporting the quiet comfort that is part of the Lexus DNA. And as is the case with all Lexus models, safety is key – the new model boasts the Lexus Safety System+ that includes Pre-Crash Safety System, Lane Keeping Assist, Automatic High Beam, and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. ✤