Lexus IS Aero Kit Released by Japanese Tuner TOM’S


Lexus IS F SPORT TOM'S

Japanese tuner TOM’S has released their first aero kit for the third-generation Lexus IS:

The full kit includes a front spoiler, side skirts, rear under spoiler and a trunk spoiler — a quad exhaust system is also being offered. Here’s a video with the car in motion:

The TOM’S aero package will retail in Japan for ¥180,000 ($1,770 USD), with the quad exhaust setup costing an additional ¥150,000 ($1,470 USD).

[Source: TOM'S]

Special Edition Lexus RX Debuts in Japan


Lexus RX Radiant Aero Style

Lexus Japan have announced the [RX Radiant Aero Style special edition] package (http://lexus.jp/models/rx/ras/index.html) with some exterior modifications and a unique interior color scheme:

The special edition includes a blacked out front bumper to match the spindle grille, LED fog lamps, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and a very nice black & red leather interior.

The Radiant Aero Style special edition package retails for ¥300,000 ($2950 USD), and is available on the RX 450h, RX 350, and RX 270.

[Source: Lexus Japan]

Video: Lexus RC F Racing at Goodwood


Lexus RC F Goodwood

Lexus UK has released a final wrap-up video of the RC F at the Goodwood Festival of Speed:

One thing that went unmentioned in the video was a spinout by Didier Auriol during the race days — here’s a photo from GT Spirit:

Lexus RC F GT Spirit

The spinout had no lasting effect — the RC F prototype was undamaged and Auriol completed his run.

(Thanks to Gary for the GT Spirit link!)

Photo Gallery: Up Close with the Lexus NX


Lexus Europe NX Gallery

Lexus Europe released a rather artistic set of NX photos on their Facebook page:

Included in the photos is the best shot yet of the NX panoramic roof:

Lexus NX Panoramic Roof

Disappointing that this option won’t be coming to North America, it looks great on the NX.

[Source: Lexus Europe Facebook]

Driving the 2015 Lexus NX


Lexus NX F SPORT Grille

Two weeks ago, Lexus invited me to Whistler, British Columbia, where I was able to test drive the all-new NX compact crossover in all its various forms. I posted a technical overview of the new model on Monday, and now it’s time for some personal impressions.

Lexus describes the new NX compact crossover as Premium Urban Sports Gear, with the idea that it’s a vehicle that will fit into an active lifestyle. Before seeing the NX in person, I imagined it to be like a Swiss Army Knife, a crossover that places a high value on functionality by design.

I arrived in British Columbia thinking design is where the NX should shine — how did it match up in real life?

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