Lexus Teases “Masked Machine” on Twitter

As strange as it seems, Lexus has posted a photo on Twitter of a mystery vehicle hanging in the air from a crane:

Lexus Mystery Vehicle

The accompanying tweet reads:

It’s on a crane and under a cover. What is this masked machine?

Considering the ES is debuting next Tuesday at the New York International Auto Show, I’d say it’s a safe bet to be the masked machine under the blue tarp — in fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the ES being delivered to the Javits Center for its unveiling next week.

(The car’s identity notwithstanding, how about those LFA-inspired wheels? So awesome.)

Update: Looks like it is the next-gen ES — Lexus updated Twitter with this photo:

2013 Lexus ES 350 Revealed

If this is indeed the specific ES that will be on display next week at NYIAS, it’s a great debut color.

[Source: Lexus Twitter Account]


  • Alex

    I sure hope you’re right! Or GS Hybrid?

    • Jake

      Good question, moreover, GS450h recently started its production in Japan so they might just getting it ready for the auto show.

  • Jck1

    Who knows, could be the next IS

  • Lex’
    • WorldofLuxury


    • Jake

      Nice catch!

      Do we have the source?

    • Mike DeLorca

      Well that answers our question….Good job !   I think the new ES will bust all sales records yet. 

    • krew

      Love this color — where’s the photo from?

  • Crux

    Is that the ES? Look at the lights… 

  • 05RollaXRS

    Ofcourse, it is the ES

  • Yong Thian Ding

    Just look the front door’s line , that only happens on the FF car .

    • Tctcal

      What about the door??

      • Yong Thian Ding

        The door line is very close to the front wheels , that won’t happens on anything FR … so , it’s clear that this would be a ES (because it’s long too) .

        That also explained , why FF car have bigger cabin space with the same length .

      • Tctcal

        Yeah FFcars have more interior space due to no driveshaft connecting to rear, transverse engine.. It’s a more compact & light setup..

        Not to mention FF has no inertia power loss and a car accelerates quicker..

        Also easier to perform wheelspin!

  • BOSS

     ES F-Sport or ESh

  • Pavanjit Dhunna

    has lexus forgotten about the gx? like isnt the gx going to get a spindle grille?

    • Walterdwilliams

      Next spring.

    • Lexus LFA

      it’s going to be hard to put a spindle grill on the GX (i dont like them on SUVs anyway) because it doesnt have the regular lexus trapizoid grill

  • BlackDynamiteOnline

    That’s the Hudson River and the Jersey shoreline in the background……

  • Rashad Abdul-Azeem

    Wow, not bad. 

  • jruhi4

    Isn’t that exterior color the now-ubiquitous Nebula Gray Pearl?

    • krew

      I would think so, but the blue tarp is reflecting and confusing my color-blind eyes. :-)

  • Lexus LFA

    Totally Nice

  • long do

    I Hope The IS Looks Good