If you want proof positive that Lexus is serious about building more exciting, involving automobiles for enthusiasts, this is a good place to start. See the picture above? That's the 2013 Lexus IS350C, a retractable hardtop.
What's so great about it? Well, Lexus chose to make its retractable hardtop using perhaps its best drivers' car...the IS. And that's an improvement because last time around, Lexus gave us the SC430. Go ahead, click that link. You'll get a visual reminder of the car that found its way onto Top Gear's "Worst Car In The World DVD", along with a list of the areas in which the long-running SC missed just about every target.
No such worries for the IS, though. A car that already is so good that non-believers say "This is a Lexus?", the ability to take the top down and enjoy some open-air motoring is just icing on the cake.