For SEMA 2022, Lexus teamed up with DSPORT to build the most kick-ass IS 350. It rocks a twin-turbo V6 from an LS 500, cranked up to 600+ hp, a widebody kit from Artisan Spirits, a Seibon carbon fiber hood and trunk, GTHAUS stainless steel exhaust, a 6-speed sequential transmission, a 4-point roll bar, and Sparco racing seats.
We recently spent some time driving the new Lexus RX. Now, we’ve been behind the wheel of its smaller sibling, the Lexus NX – specifically, the NX 350h hybrid AWD. It’s not the quickest of the NX family, but it is the most fuel-efficient, offering a combined 39 mpg while enjoying an engaging drive in the lap of Lexus luxury.
The Lexus RX is the best-selling luxury SUV in the US. So when Lexus redesigned it for 2023, they set out to preserve what people love about it while also appealing to new buyers. There are four RX models in the works, but the powerful RX 500H F SPORT Performance was our hands-down favorite when given a chance to drive them all.
Lexus’ popular RX crossover gets a sleek new look. The spindle grille now morphs into the body and is flanked by integrated headlamps. It rides on a new platform with a lower center of gravity and is up to 198 pounds lighter. Powertrain options include a 2.4L turbo-4, a hybrid, a turbo-hybrid, and a future plug-in hybrid model.
Now in its 4th generation, Lexus LX 600 is everything the original LX was and more. More power, capability, technology, safety, comfort, and more luxury than ever. It’s powered by a new 3.5L Twin-Turbo V6 engine that makes 409 hp and 479 lb-ft. of torque that’s far more fuel-efficient than the outgoing V8.
While it’s unlikely to be more than a showpiece, we appreciate Lexus’ chutzpah with the reveal of their ROV (Recreational Off-highway Vehicle) Concept. The upscale 2-seater differentiates itself from other UTVs by running on clean-burning hydrogen that propels a custom 1-liter direct-injected engine.
Sitting atop of the Lexus IS line-up, the IS 500 F SPORT Performance is a rear-wheel-drive sports sedan with a 5.0L V8 engine that makes 472 hp. We spent some time getting to know this powerful and refined luxury car, which looks especially awesome slathered in a rich Infrared paint.
Woodworking Art continues to impress us with their hand-carved models of cars, trucks, and SUVs. Their latest sculpture is a detailed version of the luxurious, yet highly-capable Lexus GX 460. The part where they carved out the cabin was immensely satisfying, as was lathing the tires and carving the wheel rim pattern.
We were fortunate to be among the first to take a ride in the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance. Pro race driver Townsend Bell gave us a speedy tour of Texas’ Eagles Canyon Raceway, sliding deftly through the corners in the 472 hp V8-powered RWD sports sedan. The exhaust note sounds fantastic on this thing too.
When it comes to smooth and comfortable sedans, the Lexus ES is among the best you can buy. When the weather gets rough, we’d prefer an all-wheel-drive model. We spent a week behind the wheel of the ES 250 AWD F Sport, which can send power to all four wheels, instilling confidence and control in inclement conditions.
The V8-powered Lexus IS F went off the market in 2014. The Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance brings the V8 back, making 472 hp and 395 lb-ft. of torque. It builds on the crisp Lexus IS sedan, adding quad exhaust, 19″ Enkei sport wheels, adaptive suspension, a Torsen limited-slip diff, upgraded brake cooling, and more.
Limited to just 100 units, this blacked-out edition of the Lexus LC 500 gets a carbon fiber roof, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, 21-inch black forged wheels, and a beautifully understated black and tan interior. In addition to its 471 hp V8, this model has a Torsen limited-slip differential and a rear performance rod for enhanced handling.
It’s been a minute since we got behind the wheel of a Lexus IS, but we recently got to spend some time with the latest model of the sporty sedan, which offers numerous improvements to its chassis, suspension, and technology. The results are a car that’s more engaging to drive, while still offering plenty of comfort and luxury.
Lexus teamed up with Expedition Overland to create this luxury off-road monster. The LX-based SUV packs a 550 hp supercharged V8, a lifted suspension, an air snorkel, LED trail lighting, and more. The J201 will make its debut at the punishing Rebelle Rally on 10.8.20 with defending champs Rachelle Croft and Taylor Pawley behind the wheel.
We already know that the Lexus LC 500 is one sexy and magnificent sports car. Now find out how the new drop-top variant stacks up to the coupe, and what other changes come along with the convertible roof. Read on to learn more about this luxurious performance car.
Lexus’ long-running sports sedan gets a crisp new look, along with upgrades to its handling and dynamics. The car has seen enhancements to its chassis and suspension for a more connected and refined feel. It’s more than an inch longer and wider than before, and can now be equipped with 19″ wheels for greater grip.
Lexus presents a drop-top version of its sexy and powerful LC 500 Coupe. It’s still got concept car looks and that growly 471 hp V8, but now you can enjoy the exhaust note with the wind in you hair. Limited to 100 units, the Inspiration Series gets Structural Blue paint, a beautiful white leather interior, and chrome/black 21-inch wheels.
Lexus looks ahead to 2030. This luxury electric coupe concept is powered by four in-wheel motors, and packs autonomous and driver-assistance technologies. Its windows are dimmable, and it has an interactive ceiling display that floats above rear seat passengers. With an estimated 536 hp, it can zoom to 62 mph in 3.8 sec.
Lexus teamed up with Italian design studio Nuvolari Lenard and Marquis Yachts to create a production version of the Sport Yacht Concept. The 65-foot boat sleeps six, and is detailed with stainless steel, real wood trim, and custom furnishings throughout. This time, they went with Volvo Penta boat engines instead of Lexus V8s.
As special as the Lexus LC 500 already is, this limited edition of the luxurious 471 horsepower, V8-powered sports coupe looks just that much more gorgeous bathed in rich Nori Green paint, and decked out with two-tone tan and black aniline leather, and Alcantara trim inside. Just 100 of these unique cars are coming to the U.S.
What’s more exciting than a road trip to the U.S. Open in Pebble Beach? A road trip with Lexus packed with awesome cars, sights, and golf courses along the way. We knew that we would have a great time on this weeklong odyssey cruising the California coast line, but nothing could prepare us for the glorious world of Lexus hospitality.
For 2020 the Lexus RC F’s beefy V8 jumps to 472 hp, and gets a few other upgrades, but it’s the RC F Track Edition that we want. This beast has shed 176 lb and improved aero thanks to carbon fiber everywhere, titanium exhaust, lightweight forged wheels, and carbon ceramic brakes.
We’ve driven the Lexus LC 500 before, and it’s a truly amazing vehicle. Now, Lexus is showing off a concept version that lets the wind blow through your hair as its powerful V8 launches you down the road in the lap of luxury. Let’s hope Lexus puts it into production just like this.
Lexus revamps its popular mid-size sedan for 2019, with a dynamic new look, better handling, more power, luxury, comfort, and interior space, all while improving fuel efficiency. Choose from a zesty 302 hp V6, or 215 hp hybrid that gets 44 mpg. Read our full review on 95octane.
We spent a week with Lexus’ new 471 hp luxury performance coupe, and fell in love. It looks like a concept car, is mindblowingly fast, has sharp-as-a-tack handling, and a decadent interior with the best factory audio system we’ve ever heard. Read our full review on 95octane.