Video: Lexus RC F Goes for Official Nürburgring Lap Time

Lexus RC F Nürburgring Attempt

Let’s finish up the week with this quick glimpse of a Lexus RC F & IS F on an attempt to set the coupe’s official Nürburgring lap time:

(It’s all so subjective with a video like this, but doesn’t the RC F look so much faster than the IS F? Wow.)

Lexus Dealership Employees Sing Iggy Azalea’s Fancy

Lexus of Oakville Fancy

I attended the grand opening of the new Lexus of Oakville dealership last week, and just before the ribbon-cutting ceremony, owner Frank Apa had some fun and played this music video featuring the dealership employees:

Funniest Lexus video I’ve seen in a while, and extremely well done to boot — great work by everyone involved!

(In all seriousness, Lexus of Oakville is a beautiful new building full of friendly people. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the Toronto area.)

Lexus USA Releases NX 200t & NX 300h Pricing

Lexus NX 300h

USA pricing for the Lexus NX was announced today, with the NX 200t starting at $35,405 and the NX 300h at $40,645.

Front-wheel drive is standard on both models, and adding all-wheel drive will add $1,400 to the price of the NX 200t and $1,590 to the NX 300h.

Standard features include power seats, a backup camera, NuLuxe upholstery and 17-inch wheels. Navigation, blind-spot monitor and pre-collision are all available as stand-alone options.

The Premium Package will be $2,670 for the NX 200t and $2,890 for the NX 300h, and adds a memory driver’s seat, 18-inch wheels, heated and ventilated seats, a moonroof and upgraded DRLs and turn signals.

The Luxury Package will be $4,505 for the NX 200t and $4,885 for the NX 300, and includes the Premium Package plus a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing wipers, power liftgate, leather and wood trim.

Pricing on the NX F SPORT has yet to be released. The NX first goes on sale on November 18 on the West Coast, and on November 26 on the East Coast.

[Source: Motor Trend & Kicking Tires]

Lexus Poland Celebrates NX Arrival with Donuts

Lexus NX Donuts

NX shipments have started arriving across Europe, so Lexus Poland decided to celebrate the occasion with some GS 450h donuts around the delivery trucks:

Lexus NX 200t & NX 300h Performance Tested by Motor Trend

Lexus NX Motor Trend

Jonny Lieberman of Motor Trend has posted the first third-party performance figures for the Lexus NX, and has this to say:

Here’s the big takeaway: While not an athlete, the NX is still a pretty groovy little trucklette, never mind the hybrid version that will only account for 10 percent of total sales.

Going up against the Q5, the NX is a little less expensive and, of course, comes with that unbeatable Lexus reputation for longevity — something that Audi simply doesn’t have. The looks of the Lexus are absolutely polarizing, but that only means half the people will love it.

Combine the above with a luxurious, high-tech cockpit and I think Lexus will be doing even more numbers-fiddling than it already has. Do you disagree? Put another way, would you bet against the NX? Not me, man. Not me.

Read the full Motor Trend Lexus NX Performance Test