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Lexus News: Lexus LS

Classic 1990 LS 400 Commercials


Someone must have been digging through their old VCR tapes, because here’s two VHS quality commercials from the LS 400’s inaugural advertising campaign: Funny story about the first commercial, taken from the book Lexus: The Relentless Pursuit: What the ad didn’t say — and what Team One [Lexus’ Advertising Agency] members didn’t know until later […]

Autospeed Aero Tests the 1991 LS 400


One of the major design considerations when the first LS 400 was being prototyped was reducing its drag co-efficent (Cd), or the amount of wind turbulence the car experienced when in motion. A low drag helps with fuel efficiency and reduces the amount of energy needed to keep the car moving, and when the car […]

How to Restore a First Generation Lexus LS 400


Wheeler Dealers was a british TV show with a very simple premise: buy a beat-up classic, restore it, and sell it off for a profit. In one episode, they tackle a first generation LS 400 (judging by the rims, a 91-92 model), purchased from some poor sod for £1300. Here’s the first part to whet […]

Motor Trend & The Splendid Isolation of the LS 460


The latest Motor Trend editorial by Arthur St. Antoine really captures what makes the new LS 460 special: I discovered the perfect antidote to L.A.‘s roadgoing toxins: our long-term Lexus LS 460. If there’s an automobile that better defends its driver from the slings and arrows of outrageous things that happen on the other side […]

Lexus LS 460 Hold Button Demonstation


Youtube user h4×0r0x was nice enough to post a demonstration of rather unique LS series feature found on the steering wheel, namely the Hold button: As you can see, this button allows you to hold your brakes, meaning that you can rest your feet while at a stoplight. In essence, we’re looking at the anti-cruise […]

LS 460 wins “Best Overall Comfort” in Ward’s Interior of the Year Awards


Seems like there’s no end to the awards and studies this week, next up: Ward’s 8th annual Interior of the Year Awards. The only Lexus up for nomination was the LS 460, and it took third place in the Premium Priced Car category, behind the Infiniti G35 and the Jaguar XK. However, the LS 460 […]