Lexus has confirmed it will produce an open-top version of its svelte LC Sports Coupe.

A prototype of the new convertible will make its dynamic world debut on the hill course at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The LC convertible prototype will be driven up the hill by Nick Cassidy, who competes for Lexus in the GT500 class of the Japan Super GT series.

It will be masked using QR codes as the motif to create a “digital camouflage”, teasing the design detail and dynamic capabilities of the full production version.

Detailed specifications and timings for the LC convertible’s market introduction will be announced later.

Lexus Australia chief executive Scott Thompson said market trends and customer expectations indicated the LC convertible would be a welcome addition to the local model offerings.

“We are very keen to secure this stunning new convertible for Australia now that production has been confirmed,” he said.

Long, low and lean, the LC convertible will share the coupe’s athletic proportions, but project its own, distinct identity.

Its large wheels and short overhangs will signal its performance pedigree and rewarding driving experience.

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.