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.
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.