The Lexus LF-Z Electrified aims to kick off the brand’s electric future, and it’s a doozy. This crossover boasts a 90kWh battery pack that helps it achieve a 0-62 mph time of just 3 seconds, with a max output of 400kW and 700Nm of torque. However, the real technology is found inside, starting with its panoramic roof made of electrochromic glass that can be dimmed instantly when required and has functions for privacy as well as illumination that reflects the night sky. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Lexus IS Wax Edition, which is basically a modified 2021 Lexus IS sports sedan, is probably the world’s first and only with a fully functional turntable built into the dashboard capable of playing vinyl records. It was put together by legendary DJ and producer MC Madlib and chart-topping artist and producer KAYTRANADA to create a brand-new double-single on vinyl. The record player was created with a 3D printer and modified with carbon fiber as well as machined aluminum. Read more for a video and additional information.
Streetwear collective RTFKT partnered with Lexus to create a pair of sneakers inspired by the auto manufacturer’s 2021 IS 350 F Sport Dynamic Handling Package. The team modeled the shoe after the car’s athletic stance, slim headlights, carbon fiber spoiler and even its bold color schemes. Artists first selected a base with a sole closely resembling a tire for their custom silhouette, complete with a front shaped like the vehicle’s signature spindle grille and sporting 3D printed material imitating the carbon fiber spoiler of the car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Lexus Gamers’ IS is unofficially the first vehicle designed by and for the Twitch community as the ultimate gaming space. Streamer Fuslie had over 554,000 unique viewers vote on modifications ranging from the gaming-themed exterior wrap to the custom controller to their “game fuel” beverage of choice and then the fabrication experts at SCPS brought the vehicle to life. On the outside, the vehicle features the custom “Infiltrate” vinyl wrap, which has an interface-driven, HUD-centric design territory reminiscent of first-person gaming. Read more for additional pictures and information.
CarWow wanted to see how two V8 powerhouses would fare if pit against each other in a drag racing showdown, and that’s how this battle between the Ford Mustang Bullitt and Lexus LC 500 started. The Ford Mustang Bullitt is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 generating 480 hp @ 7000RPM and 420 lb-ft of torque @ 4600RPM, mated to a 6-speed manual transmission with rev matching. Its competitor, the Lexus LC500, has a 5.0L V8 generating 471 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Read more for the video and additional information.
Santa’s sleigh may be in need of a modern upgrade, and the Lexus HX Sleigh Concept just might be it. Incorporating everything Santa needs to get the job done in luxury and style, it features limitless cargo space that makes delivering countless toys a snap, while an automatic trunk with Kick Sensor makes loading / unloading as easy as actually opening the presents. A Climate Concierge with Neck Warmer keeps Santa toasty at in the air, and a 25-inch touchscreen display with Embedded Air Traffic Control helps him navigate through even the most remote locations. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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.