Video Tour of the Lexus RC F


Lexus RC F Lexus College Tour

For anyone looking to purchase a Lexus RC F in the USA, here’s Ming-Jou Chen from Lexus College with a five-minute tour of the new super coupe:

More Photos of the Widebody Lexus RC Coming to SEMA


Lexus RC F SPORT Rocket Bunny

The Rocket Bunny Lexus RC will have its official reveal at the SEMA show in a couple weeks, but in the meantime, two new images have been released:

Lexus RC Rocket Bunny

Lexus RC Rocket Bunny Rear

(The first image was released last week — here’s the link in case you missed it.)

The widebody RC is a collaboration between LexusTuned, GReddy, Toyo Tires and Rocket Bunny, and will debut the SEMA show in Las Vegas at the beginning of November.

[Source: Autoguide]

2015 Lexus LS 460 Information


Lexus LS 460 2015

The USA edition of the Lexus LS 460 will have minor changes for the 2015 model year.

The biggest update to the flagship sedan is the new navigation system with predictive traffic information, ETA calculation and low-fuel coordination with available fuel stations. Navigation also includes the subscription-free Lexus Enform App Suite and features bird’s eye map views with 3D building views.

The 2015 LS shows will also be compatible with the new Lexus Enform Remote, which can control certain vehicle features using a smartphone app: remote door lock/unlock; remote stop/start for the engine and climate control; vehicle finder, and guest driver monitor are all supported.

Other changes include LED dome lamps, dynamic gridlines added to backup camera, and the most curious change of all — the turning radius has been reduced by four inches on cars with 18-inch wheels and standard suspension.

[Source: Lexus USA]

Top Gear Magazine Reviews the Lexus RC F


Lexus RC F Top Gear

Pat Devereux from Top Gear Magazine has reviewed the Lexus RC F:

Driver friendly? Yep, pretty much. It might use some fearfully complicated electronic systems to make up for some of its chassis shortcomings, but they work perfectly on the road and almost perfectly on the track. That’s not a bad balance.

The RC F also has enough soul to be interesting. It won’t blow an M4 into the weeds and will probably be ultimately outrun by a couple of the other hot coupes, but it’ll beat them all at one thing – being the best midsize Japanese coupe you can buy now.

Along with the review (just a heads up, you have to hit the photo arrows to read the full review), there’s a spectacular photo gallery — here’s a sampling of images:

This is a very strong review from a well-respected publication — it’s nice to see a European review that doesn’t focus exclusively on the coupe’s weight.

Read the full Top Gear RC F Review

Lexus Revisits Plans to Introduce Brand in India


Lexus has recently revived its plans to introduce the brand to India, where the luxury car market is booming due to a growing economy.

The brand has been looking to enter the Indian market since 2007, but halted plans in 2012 due to high import taxes and a slow automotive market.

Cars imported to India can be taxed up to 160%, but despite the high duty, Lexus has no plans to produce vehicles locally.

[Source: Economic Times India]