Think of the LC500 as the Porsche 911 of Lexus models, powered by a 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre V8 engine generating 471 hp at 7,100 rpm and 398 lbf⋅ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, mated to a 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission. What could make it better or worse? Some modifications from Liberty Walk of course. This particular example was fitted with an LB-Works widebody kit, complete with flared wheel arches, side skirt extensions, a large front splitter, and a carbon fiber rear splitter. Read more for additional pictures.
Jordan born, UAE-based professional racer Ahmad Daham has just revealed his completed Lexus RC F Carbon Kevlar Drift Car, and it’s a doozy. The original engine has been swapped out for a 3.0L Toyota Supra 2JZ, complete with an upgraded turbocharger, valvetrain, triple-pump fuel system, and nitrous kit, mated to a four-speed sequential gearbox with a twin-plate competition clutch.. This drifting beast produces a monstrous 1,200 HP and 1,080 lb-ft of torque. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
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If you’re a car collector with a cool $1-million burning a hole in your pocket right now, there’s an ultra rare Lexus LFA that can be had for $956,856 USD. Limited to just 500-units worldwide, this particular example has been wrapped in chrome and has just 541-miles on the odometer. It’s powered by a 4.8L V10 engine producing 552 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque, mated to a Aisin six-speed single clutch (automated manual) transmission actuated with paddle-shifters. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Auto enthusiasts probably know that the Lexus RC F Track Edition is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.0L V8 generating 477 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, but not many have seen how it compares to the Mercedes-AMG C63 or BMW M3 / M4. The BMW M3/M4 vehicles showcased here are from the F80 generation, while the previous E92 is powered by a 4.0L S65 V8 producing 414 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Read more for the video and additional information.
Lexus and Toyota’s European Advanced Design Studio has unveiled several futuristic lunar vehicle concepts for the Document Journal magazine. They’re all based on the Lexus LF-30 Electric Concept, starting with the Lexus Lunar Cosmos (above) by designer Jean-Baptiste Henry, which supposedly hovers over the moon’s surface. In the back, there’s a glass observatory that allows for a group experience contemplation of Zero G. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible made its official debut at the 2019 LA International Auto Show, and it’s a doozy. It’s powered by the same 5.0-liter V8 generating 471 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic, as the luxury coupe. Plus, there’s only a 126-pound weight difference between the models, while additional chassis bracing was added to maintain rigidity and the interior is just as sleek. The coolest feature would have to be its top, which can be retracted in just 15 seconds. A Structural Blue with white interior model is being offered as a 100-unit limited edition run to celebrate the launch. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Sleek and stylish, the futuristic Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept wouldn’t look out of place in a science-fiction movie. Powered by four in-wheel electric motors fed by a floor-mounted large 110-kWh battery pack that generate a combined 536 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, this vehicle can hit 62 mph in 3.8-seconds and top out at 124 mph (200 km/h). Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Here’s a sneak peek at one of the cool vehicles you’ll see in the new Men in Black: International movie. It’s basically a modified 2020 RC F model called the QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer. Simply put, it transforms into a jet at the push of a button, and the only one available in ‘Umbra Black’, which is touted as the darkest black in the entire universe. “The Lexus jet reflects the future of the Lexus brand – the far, far distant future. With the most advanced alien-fighting technology, performance and sophisticated styling, it’s in a class of its own,” said marketing VP Lisa Materazzo. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The ultra sleek 2020 Lexus RC F and Track Edition have just hit the NAIAS 2019 show floor, complete with a few upgrades over its predecessors. The Track Edition includes: Brembo-sourced carbon ceramic brakes and lightweight 19-inch forged BBS wheels. Both models sport a 5.0-liter V8 engine generating 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque, good for a 0-60 time of under 4-seconds. You can select from either an Ultra White or Matte Nebula Gray exterior colors, while a red leather interior with red carbon-fiber accents comes standard. Read more for an up-close video and additional information.
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A motorcycle enthusiast from Yekaterinburg, Russia decided to build a Fallout-inspired “Crazy Bike” this past summer, and it’s a doozy. The idea first came to him when he saw a V8-powered bike from a US-based builder, but didn’t quite like how it looked. “It’s a 300 hp engine…we wanted our bike to be really nice, but we also had to put it in in a way that doesn’t make the bike longer than 3 meters to stay road legal,” said its creator. Read more for additional pictures and information.