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Lexus IS F Racing the Fuji Speedway


The Fuji Speedway is a an central part of Lexus‘ new sporting history, with the F-Sport performance brand named after Japan’s most famous racetrack — here’s a nicely done IS F video that shows every twist and turn of the course: Love the slide around the :55 mark — must have watched it five times […]

Lexus LFA, Ferrari F430, Nissan GT-R & Porsche 911 Racing the Fuji Speedway


From the looks of this video, we can expect a Lexus LFA appearance on a future episode of Japan’s Best Motoring, where it will be competing against the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 GT3 & a Ferrari F430 on the Fuji Speedway — the very course that the LFA was named for. Watch the Video

Kazama Auto’s 2JZ Lexus IS


Speaking of matte black Lexus IS 350s, here’s a great Speedhunters feature on a two-tone IS built by Kazama Auto that’s out-of-this-world: It’s not just the exterior that’s been remade, but the entire car from top to bottom. Check out this engine setup: That’s a 2JZ-GTE Supra engine pumping out 620hp and mated to a […]

Akio Toyoda Tours Japan Disaster Zone


Toyota President Akio Toyoda toured Japan’s earthquake disaster zone last week to survey the damage done to the company’s assembly plants, which have remained closed for the most part since the quake. I recommend this excellent recap of Toyoda-san’s visit at Autoweek, which talks in detail about the current challenges that Toyota is facing. (Toyota-san […]

Matte Black Lexus IS 350


Club Lexus member DarkDuke has put together a stunning matte black Lexus IS 350 — take a look at this pro job: Those WedsSport SA-55M wheels are pure insane — love the blue accents. Brilliant piece of work, be sure to check out the rest of the photos over at Club Lexus. [Photographer: Brent Zheng]

Looking at Lexus Sales in China


There’s an interesting article in Businessweek about how Lexus is performing in China — here are some quotes: Lexus sold just a fifth of luxury leader Audi’s tally last year in the world’s biggest car market. It also trails BMW and Daimler’s Mercedes. Although Lexus sales in China grew 61 percent, to 49,000 cars, last […]