2022 Lexus LC Black Inspiration
Lexus is not at its first "Inspiration" special edition. In fact, it first launched a concept car called LC500 Inspiration Concept back in 2018, and the production version arrived just one year later.
Now, its’ time for a new "Inspiration" model, but this time is the "Black Inspiration." It will be offered for both the full hybrid electric LC 500h and the V8-powered LC 500 and will go on sale in the UK on November 1st.
The Lexus IS 500 Blends V-8 Power With Styling at Anti-German Prices
Can Lexus’ latest attempt at a sports sedan truly out-shine the stuffy Germans at BMW, Audi, and Mercedes? Quite possibly, but let’s just say this is not a case of "buy the Lexus because you cannot afford the BMW." This is about a V-8 Lexus Sedan than could create some headaches in a few German HQs.
2022 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition
Lexus firstly introduced the RC F Fuji Edition for the first time in 2021 and now, for the 2022 model year, it is making a comeback. In 2021, Lexus built only 60 units, and production will be even more exclusive for the 2022 model year: only 50 units will be built.
A 9-Year Old Concept and the Toyota GR86 Could Lead To A New Lexus Sportscar
Lexus sits in a weird position within the automotive industry. It serves as Toyota’s luxury arm and yet it still offers a total of two coupes – something that’s a bit of a mystery considering SUVs are king and the coupe segment is slowly dying. I’m talking about, of course, the Lexus RC and the Lexus LC, the former of which can be had in RC F form with 472 horsepower, and the latter of which offers as much as 471 horsepower in its range-topping LC5 500 trim level. So, Lexus has, essentially, two performance coupes, and a new rumor hints that a third, more compact sports coupe could be on the way.
Is The Lexus RC-F Track Edition Any Better Than The Mustang Mach-1?
Amidst all the buzz surrounding electrification, the guys at TheStraightPipes brought in two muscle cars for an epic V-8 showdown. Well, one of them is a true-blue American muscle, but the other is a Japanese. But, before we discount it, this car has managed to hold its fort in a segment ruled by the Mustang, the Challenger, and the Camaro. I’m talking about the Lexus RC-F.
The folks at the channel compared the Lexus RC-F Track Edition with the Mustang Mach-1 in various aspects. Which one do you think came out looking better?
Is This The Perfect Spec Lexus LFA?
The Lexus LFA arrived back in 2010 with specs that made it one of the strongest cars in the segment. The company built only 500 examples of the same and that would’ve made it a collector’s item in the future. You would expect it to sell like hotcakes, but surprisingly, 11 years later there are still a few copies that remain unsold.
This shouldn’t be a testament to the fact that the LFA is a hot sports car and deserves to be remembered as one of the best cars to have come from the Japanese automaker, and this video by Supercar Driver shows us exactly that.
Lexus Isn’t Giving Up On Sports Cars, We Just Have To Wait A Bit
It’s a tricky time for sedans as carmakers like Ford and Volkswagen have announced clear intentions to ditch the likes of Mondeo and Passat in favor of more crossovers and SUVs.
Moving on to higher echelons with electrification in mind, the crosshairs switch from sedans to sports cars. The use of batteries and e-motors for high-performance cars is and will be a challenge until the technology evolves, but Lexus doesn’t seem to be bothered.
There’s No Way The Toyota Supra Can Beat The Lexus LC500 In a Drag Race, Right?
On paper, the Lexus LC500 and the Toyota Supra are two entirely different performance cars. One is a stylish and luxurious two-door grand tourer while the other is an outright performance-bred sports car that also serves as Toyota’s flagship performance car.
We’ve seen some odd pairings engage in drag races in the past — most recently, there was one between a Hennessy-tuned Chevrolet Corvette C8 and a Rolls-Royce Wraith — and this one follows along that path. Does the turbocharged Toyota have what it takes to beat the naturally aspirated V-8-powered Lexus? YouTube channel Throttle House tried to find out, and the results, well, will surprise you.
2021 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition
The Lexus RC F is one of the most fascinating two-door coupes on the market. It looks sharp, packs plenty of power, and it drives like a genuine sports car. Unfortunately, the RC F still lacks the verve that some of its German rivals possess. Lexus knows that there’s plenty of room for improvement with the RC F, and with the arrival of this new special edition model, we might see these improvements sooner than we thought. The model is called the Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition, and not only does it pay tribute to the iconic racetrack in the foothills of the world-famous mountain, but, more importantly, it comes with an array of special edition touches that provide that singular appeal that a lot of special edition models possess. Highlights include a distinctive look that’s bolstered by several technical improve Only 60 units of the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition will be made, and while Lexus has yet to release pricing details for the special edition sports car, don’t expect it to close lower than $70,000.
This Lightweight, 1200-Horsepower, 2JZ-Powered Lexus RC F Drift Car Is Downright Mad
There’s a long line of Red Bull-liveried drift cars and, while ’Mad’ Mike Whidett’s insane Mazdas are probably the most prominent of the bunch, this Lexus RC F will surely make a name for itself in international drifting championships once its 1,200 horsepower are finally unleashed on the course.
The Lexus LC F - Successor to the LFA - Has Reportedly Been Cancelled
It’s been a decade since Lexus unveiled the LFA supercar and punched its ticket as an accepted performance car brand. Toyota’s premium brand has rolled out some impressive performance models in the ensuing years, but what it hasn’t done is present the official successor of the mighty LFA.
The Lexus LC F — the high-performance variant of the LC luxury coupe — was supposed to be that model, except that might not happen anymore after reports surfaced that the LC F project has been discontinued by Toyota in light of all the uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Jeremy Clarkson’s Favorite Car to Drive Is the What...???
Jeremy Clarkson is a big fan of the Lexus LFA. Actually, Clarkson is more than just a big fan of the LFA. He has gone on record saying that of all the cars he has driven, the LFA stands out as his singular favorite, the best one he’s ever driven. Mind you, Clarkson first got a whip of the LFA back when it launched in 2010. He had another crack at it in 2013, but for the most part, it’s been almost a decade since he dropped at the altar of the LFA, loudly proclaiming at as the GOAT of all cars he’s driven. It is fascinating, then, that after all this time, after having driven hundreds of newer, faster, and far more powerful cars, Clarkson is still effusive in his praise for the supercar. Despite continuing to struggle to sell the remaining copies of the LFA, Lexus clearly must’ve done something right with the LFA to make the perpetually petulant and grumpy Clarkson wax poetic about his time with the supercar.
While Other Automakers Focus on Transitioning to EVs, Lexus Invites Aliens to Test Drive the RC F
Lexus was one of the most prominent names in hybrid technology. But for some reason, the premium Japanese automaker could not carry over that momentum into the electric transformation. Does that mean you stay out of the limelight just because the world is talking about EVs? Well, Lexus says no. The automaker has not just been thinking out of the box; it is thinking out of this world. The carmaker is featuring a transforming spacecraft that can fight the aliens in the latest Men in Black movie. I don’t understand alien psychology, but I’m sure if Lexus would send any of its huge-grille models to space, they would scare the lives out of those aliens. Problem solved!
Lexus Just Made a Jet, But You Can’t Have One
The Men in Black movie series has featured a number of different vehicles, all of which featured some pretty cool futuristic… uhem…. alien technology. Men In Black: International will naturally be home to at least a couple of vehicles that boast alien technology, but this time around, at least two of them will be wearing a Lexus badge… and that massive, controversial spindle grille. One of the vehicles you’ll easily recognize; it’s the Lexus RC F. OF course, it’ll have some modifications too, but the real news here is the all-new Lexus QZ 618 Galactic Enforcer Jet.
2019 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series
The Lexus LC 500 is the Japanese brand’s latest and greatest grand tourer halo car, offered as a sharp, muscle-bound sports machine that acts as the spiritual successor to the high-tech Lexus LFA. First rolling off the production line in March of 2017, the Lexus is keeping the LC 500 fresh with a new Inspiration Series version, blessing the two-door with unique aesthetic treatments inside and out, highlighted by a bright yellow color scheme.
Update 02/11/2019: We’ve updated this review with fresh images of the 2019 Lexus LC500 Inspiration during our visit to the 2019 Chicago Auto Show. Check them out in the gallery at the bottom of the page!
Quick Comparo: Is the Lexus RC F Track Edition better than the BMW M4 GTS?
The Lexus RC has been around since 2014 and the Japanese luxury firm finally designed a track-prepped version. It’s called the RC F Track Edition and it’s more than an accessories package. But is it really a track-ready sports car, a coupe that can give the likes of the BMW M4 GTS a run for its money? Let’s find out in the quick comparo below.
The Only Remaining N/A V-8 Sports Coupe Outside America Updated - 2020 Lexus RC F
In an unusual turn of events, Toyota and Lexus revealed three exceptional sports cars at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. While “all-eyes-on-me” Toyota Supra GR is the star of the show, two curious sporty propositions have also landed - the 2020 Lexus RC F and the RC F Track Edition. With hordes of journalists armed with all Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Fuji gear stampedes over anything Supra (and Ford Explorer for that matter) a bit lonely Lexus RC F seems to struggle for attention. Yet, it should not. It is basically the only modern coupe that still sports a V-8. One could suggest that you can still buy the Maserati Granturismo with a N/A V-8, but I can’t imagine these two fighting each other. So, yes, the 2020 Lexus RC F is the only remaining performance Coupe outside the U.S. with a N/A V-8.
Lexus decorated the new model with new headlights and taillights, new bumpers, and a new grille. The grill remained unusually large, mind you.
The Lexus RC F Track Edition Lives Up To Its Name
The updated Lexus RC F has arrived at the 2019 North America International Auto Show, but as intriguing as it looked, it’s likely going to be overshadowed by its evil alter-ego, the much more sinister — and more limited — RC F Track Edition. Lexus’ new track superstar is what its name says it is. It’s lighter than the new RC F, has more power than its predecessor, and is dripping in enough aero aids to make it a tempting proposition for all the track car enthusiasts out there. The Lexus RC F Track Edition arrive later this year. Pricing details will be announced then.
The 2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Has an Exhaust Growl You Don’t Want to Miss
The Lexus RC F Track Edition is inching closer to its debut, but ahead of its launch, Lexus dropped another teaser of the hardcore coupe, complete with a sample of the car’s intoxicating engine note. The 13-second teaser also reveals a number of sections of the car. The RC F Track Edition passes by quickly so you’ll have to pause the video to get a glimpse of it. That, or you can just wait a few more days for Lexus to pull the cover off of its latest track monster. The Lexus RC F Track Edition is scheduled to debut on January 14 at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, which takes place in Detroit, Michigan.
You can still buy eight brand-new Lexus LFAs in the U.S.
Built in only 500 units and discontinued in late 2012, the Lexus LFA is often considered a collector’s item and one of the rarest Japanese supercars around. However, despite the fact that production ended six years ago, you can still buy a brand-new LFA in the United States.
Lexus Could Bring Back the IS F in 2020 With a Strange Engine
Currently, Lexus’ top performance offering for the IS is the IS 350 F Sport, but things may change in three year’s time as the next-generation IS is rumored to spawn a proper IS F version like the 416 horsepower one we had up until a few years ago. This new model should have about as much power as the old one, which sounds a bit disappointing, but things could change.
The Lexus IS XE30 is a good-looking car, a car that is well-suited for a track-oriented version like the IS F once was. Sadly, the IS F didn’t live on past the XE20 generation, so if you want muscle, your only choice right now is the IS 350 F Sport with its 311 horsepower and a base MSRP of about $45,000 if you go for the RWD version. Meanwhile, you can grab a decade-old IS F with a 416 horsepower V-8 for less than $30,000. The next generation, that won’t be here before the second half of 2020, could address the people’s need for speed.