Lexus is taking the fight to the upcoming BMW M4 and Audi RS5 with this, the IS-F Convertible.
Until now, the flagship IS-F has been a standalone product, only available as a four-door saloon. But these spy shots show the Japanese car maker is now developing a folding hardtop version, too.
Based on the standard IS-C, Lexus hopes to improve sales by adding a 5.0-litre V8 and eight-speed automatic gearbox. This means that the IS-F Convertible will produce 417bhp and will be capable of a 0-62mph time of around 4.8 seconds. In addition, Lexus will tune the chassis and give the IS-F Convertible bigger brakes and a stiffer suspension setup.