The long-rumored Lexus LC F became one step closer to reality when a European trademark application surfaced, as first reported by AutoGuide.com on February 4th. Our friends at the Lexus Enthusiast blog added that the actual European Union Intellectual Property Office filing for LC F was carried out the day before, under number 016313173. Australia’s […]
Lexus invited yours truly and a handful of other automotive journalists and bloggers to attend the kickoff of the Lexus Performance Driving School at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter (no, not the planet), Florida on Saturday 1 October 2016. This venue is centrally located (a 2 to 3-hour drive) from the Miami, Orlando and […]
Four years after the 2012 debut of its LF-LC concept predictor, the production Lexus LC 500 range-topping 2+2 gran turismo coupe was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show, and promptly became the star of a show that admittedly was a somewhat tepid and low-key affair as far as significant or surprise unveilings. No unexpected […]
For hard-core automotive enthusiasts seeking the utmost in cornering and handling prowess, the advent of torque-vectoring differentials that can distribute torque between left and right-side wheels are a godsend. Once primarily the province of performance-oriented all-wheel-drive vehicles such as longitudinally-engined Audi S and RS models (S4 thru S8, as well as A8 V8s); BMW X5 […]
In the course of researching and writing our previous Kaizen Factor story on recent Toyota and Scion trademark filings, we also stumbled upon a number of new trademarks surely earmarked for the Lexus brand. Most of these are simply a matter of United States Patent and Trademark Office filings for trademarks previously registered in Europe […]
For those of us whose Lexus fandom extends into the domain of motorsports, past history has been filled with a good share of disappointment, especially in North America with the past demise of American Le Mans Series GT2S and Grand Am Rolex Series Daytona Prototype efforts, and lower-profile privateer attempts such as Team FBR/Trans Sport […]
The world is anxiously awaiting the next Lexus’ next F model with the upcoming 2015 RC F performance coupé. This bold and powerful coupe is 3rd of the Lexus F line after the IS F and flagship LFA. I had a chance to photograph the first of four, near production 2015 RC Fs that have arrived in […]
It’s certainly an F SPORT Friday as Lexus announces some exciting news. Lexus officially confirms an F SPORT model for the 2015 Lexus RC and the RC F “Racing Concept” will officially debut next week at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It’s apparent that Lexus is kicking off 2014 with a bang by offering a […]
Not quite sixty seconds but Lexus did swap a new 2UR-GSE 5.0L V8 for upcoming Lexus RC F in the IS F CCS-R. This time-lapsed video shows the swap out of the IS F CCS-R’s original 2UR-GSE V8 for a more powerful version featuring Atkinson and Otto cycles. The current IS F V8 features 416 […]
SI’s Swimsuit model Lisalla Montenegro poses with the 2015 Lexus RC F Lexus redefines sexy by teaming up with Sports Illustrated once again to show off their sexy new toy in the latest Swimsuit issue. The racy new ad features the beautiful Brazilian model Lisalla Montenegro and the powerful new 2015 RC F coupé. Lexus […]
Lexus has just announced that an array of Lexus RCs that will make its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show starting March 4. The V8 powerhouse RC F which recently debuted in Detroit will make a trip across the pond for its first European visit. An F SPORT version of the RC which appears […]
Recently unveiled in Detroit, the 2015 Lexus RC F is already the most talked about Lexus since the limited production Lexus LFA. Our friends at VOSSEN Wheels didn’t waste any time as they have styled this hot new RC F in Ultra White. Properly lowered, this RC F sits on a fitted set of 15 […]
Could “Jezza” be changing his overall opinion about Lexus? Earlier today, infamous British journalist and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, known to bash Toyota & Lexus products has recently posted “Hate to admit it I quite like it” about the upcoming Lexus RC F on his official Facebook fan page. Just a year ago, Jeremy declared […]
TMC has just announced their plans for motorsports in 2014 for Toyota Racing, Lexus Racing and Gazoo Racing. There is going to be a big push for motorsports this year as Toyota continues to reinvigorate passion into the brand. This is a great step in the right direction as motorsports serves as a development test […]
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Twenty five years ago, the LS 400 flagship vehicle debuted in a building in the heart of the Motor City and the home of the “Big Three” American car companies at the time. The North American International Auto Show is a historical place for Lexus as it’s been a place of many world debuts and it’s […]
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