2015 Lexus GS 450h F SPORT Package Now Available in USA


Lexus GS 450h F SPORT

The 2015 Lexus GS has been added to the Lexus USA website, and includes the full details on the new-to-USA GS 450h F SPORT package.

The new hybrid F SPORT package includes 19-inch staggered-width alloy wheels, larger front brakes with hi-friction pads, and an F SPORT tuned version of the standard Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) with Sport S+ mode.

The Lexus Handling Steering System with four-wheel steering is also available as an option.

While the GS 450h F SPORT is not yet included in the configurator, Lexus USA lists the starting price at $69,130 USD.

Read more about the 2015 Lexus GS 450h F SPORT

Photo Gallery: Matte Silver Lexus LFA on the Open Road


Lexus LFA OpenRoad Front Driving

During a recent visit to OpenRoad Lexus in Richmond, British Columbia, I managed to convince the dealership to take their in-store LFA out on the *ahem* open road.

Lexus LFA OpenRoad Front

Being right outside of Vancouver, Richmond is a busy place and it was difficult getting the LFA up to speed — however, we did manage to find a quiet stretch of highway:

Lexus LFA OpenRoad Rear Driving

Lexus LFA OpenRoad Underpass

Lexus LFA OpenRoad Side Driving

(Also be sure to check out my photo gallery of this LFA and the OpenRoad Toyota 2000GT that I posted last week.)

OpenRoad Lexus is a sponsor of Lexus Enthusiast, and one of the site’s most valuable partners. My special thanks for their hospitality during my visit.

Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F SPORT Coming to SEMA


Lexus RC F SPORT Rocket Bunny

Japanese tuner Miura from TRA Kyoto will be developing a Rocket Bunny Lexus RC F SPORT for SEMA this year, and has released the image above as a teaser of things to come.

(Can’t wait to see this car — Miura-san has a unique way of doing things, I recommend everyone read this profile over at Speedhunters to learn more TRA Kyoto.)

[Source: Rocket Bunny TRA Kyoto Facebook]

Lexus To Build Modified RC F with Help from Instagram Followers


Lexus Insta-Build RC F

Lexus USA is tapping its Instagram followers to decide how an RC F will be modified for this year’s SEMA auto show in Las Vegas:

Lexus Insta-Build RC F Choices

1) Drift – Rear drive and V8, the RC F was basically built to get sideways. Should we strip it out, cage it, and let it realize its destiny?

2) VIP – Some would say it’s ludicrous to get low and plush with a car like the RC F, but when’s the last time you cared what others said?

3) Track – Do we create a more intense version of the RC F by adding a few hp, tightening up the suspension, and making this coupe even stickier?

To vote, leave a comment on this Instagram photo with your choice — my unscientific calculation puts #3 in the lead, which would be my choice as well.

[Source: Lexus USA Instagram Via: Lexpressions]

PETRONAS TOM’S Lexus RC F Wins Super GT Round 7


Lexus Petronas RC F Racing

The PETRONAS TOM’S racing team of Kazuki Nakajima & James Rossiter have won the Super GT Round 6 GT500 class in the #36 Lexus RC F. The race took place at the Chang International Circuit in Thailand.

This is the second round in a row that the PETRONAS TOM’S racing team have won.

Here are highlights from the race courtesy of the Super GT Youtube channel:

The KeePer’s TOM’S RC F team of Daisuke Ito & Andrea Caldarelli were the next highest Lexus team at fifth place.

The first place finish today has put the PETRONAS TOM’S team at the top of the season standings, followed by the KeePer TOM’S team in second overall. Only one point separates the two teams.

The next Super GT race will be October 5th in Thailand.

Read more about the 2014 Super GT Round 7 Race