Lexus Japan Releases F SPORT X LINE Special Editions

To celebrate 10 years in Japan, Lexus has released a special edition X LINE trim level for the LS, GS, IS, & CT. Here are photos of all four models (nameplates added for easy identification): Similar to Lexus USA’s CRAFTED LINE, the X LINE features a heavy-contrast black/white exterior and a red/black leather interior — …
Kevin · January 8th, 2015

Lexus GS 450h F SPORT Coming to America

Starting with the 2015 model year, Lexus USA will begin offering the GS 450h with the F SPORT package. Lexus USA has traditionally stayed away from offering the F SPORT package on hybrid models, with the hybrid-only CT 200h being the one exception. Hybrid F SPORT models have been available in other parts of the …
Kevin · July 30th, 2014

Photo Gallery: Slammed Lexus GS F SPORT in Japan

Speedhunters wraps up their coverage of Japanese tuner LEXON with a feature on this slammed Lexus GS F SPORT in Matador Red Mica: The major update to the GS is the Airrunner air suspension, which makes the slammed stance a little more practical. There’s also a full LEXON carbon fiber aero package, including front spoiler …
Kevin · June 24th, 2014

Lexus IS F SPORT with Rear Wheel Steering Now Available in Japan

Lexus now offers the IS F SPORT with the Dynamic Handling System (DHS), which includes four-wheel steering — Motoring Australia spoke with IS chief engineer Junichi Furyama about the performance advantages this technology has over similar AWD systems: “All-wheel drive tends to be heavier and the behaviour tends to be understeer,” he explained via an …
Kevin · March 25th, 2014

More Photos of the Lexus RC F SPORT

Here are some more photos of the Lexus RC F SPORT from the Geneva Motor Show floor — first off, a friend at Lexus Europe sent over these shots: There’s also a photo gallery of the RC F SPORT at Autoblog — here’s a selection of images: (Thanks David!)
Kevin · March 5th, 2014

Lexus RC F SPORT Prototype Spotted?

A blue Lexus RC 350 has been spotted in California sporting a covered up fender badge — here a couple more photos: The coupe is near identical to the standard RC, but look closely at the fender and there’s a piece of blue tape covering up what I would assume is an F SPORT badge: …
Kevin · February 12th, 2014

TRD Japan Announces Lexus CT 200h F SPORT Accessories

TRD Japan has announced their F SPORT package for the updated Lexus CT 200h — here’s photos of every option: The full kit includes a front spoiler, side skirts, a quarter-panel spoiler that sits above the taillights, plus a sports muffler and rear diffuser — these aero enhancements help control airflow and improve downforce: The …
Kevin · January 16th, 2014

Lexus RC F to be Powered by 460 Horsepower V8?

The Lexus RC F will be powered by a V8 with 460 horsepower, according to a Detroit Auto Show VIP event invitation leaked by Autoblog — here’s the invite in full (click for a larger version): Judging by the website, this event looks to be hosted by local dealerships (RSVP page asks to select one …
Kevin · December 30th, 2013

Video: Lexus GS F SPORT vs. the Queen’s Guard

To demonstrate the capabilities of the GS 350 F SPORT, Lexus Puerto Rico imported two Queen’s Guards from England and put them into the sedan with a race car driver: While very similar to the fantastic video from Lexus Italia last year, it’s still a very effective (and hilarious) campaign.
Kevin · December 11th, 2013

Live from the Fuji Speedway: F SPORT Day

The first stop on the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show tour is the Fuji Speedway, where I’ll have a chance to drive the LFA Nürburgring Edition, IS F CCS-R, and most curiously, an IS 350 F SPORT with Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) with Dynamic Rear Steering. I’ll be writing about the experience in detail later, but …
Kevin · November 17th, 2013

More Lexus F High-Performance Models in the Works?

Lexus International executive vice president Mark Templin shared his first public comments on the upcoming RC coupe with Motoring Australia: “The car is great because it is wider than IS, it’s got the track width of GS, it’s shorter than IS. It’s got bits from both of those cars and it’s going to be a …
Kevin · November 13th, 2013

Motor Trend Comparison: Lexus GS 350 F SPORT vs. Cadillac CTS V SPORT

In this latest Motor Trend video, host Jonny Lieberman puts the Lexus GS 350 F SPORT against the Cadillac CTS V SPORT: With all of its performance upgrades and 100+ horsepower advantage, the CTS V SPORT was almost guaranteed to win this track-focused comparison. However, this didn’t stop Lieberman from being extremely positive about the …
Kevin · November 12th, 2013

Photo Gallery: Lexus IS 300h F SPORT in Ultrasonic Blue

Lexus UK has released a nice photo gallery of the Ultrasonic Blue IS 300h F SPORT: While Ultra White may be the F SPORT color of choice nowadays, Ultrasonic Blue would be my first choice, hands down. Looks fantastic. [Source: Lexus UK]
Kevin · October 18th, 2013

2014 Lexus CT 200h F SPORT Spotted!

The 2014 Lexus CT 200h F SPORT has been spotted by Leftlane News during a commercial shoot — here are photos of the front & back: There were no photos of the side profile, but here’s a closer look at the new spindle grille: All in all, it’s a great looking update — the spindle …
Kevin · October 14th, 2013

Guest Review: 2013 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT

The following is a review of the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT by guest author Tim Esterdahl, an associate editor for the Tundra Headquarters enthusiast website. The new F Sport package for the Lexus RX 350 is an interesting new addition to the luxury SUV product line, and after spending a week driving it …
Kevin · October 6th, 2013

Photo: VIP Auto Salon Builds Custom Lexus IS F SPORT for SEMA

SEMA is now a month away, and as you can see in the above photo, VIP Auto Salon is hard at work creating the custom Lexus IS F SPORT from this summer’s Lexus IS Design contest — as a reminder, here’s the winning design from Rob Evans: The finished car will be shown at the …
Kevin · October 2nd, 2013

LIVE: Lexus F SPORT Event in Las Vegas

This morning, I’m in Las Vegas to drive Lexus F SPORT performance models at the Las Vegas Speedway, as part of the #WhatstheF media event. Every Lexus F model is here, from the CT F SPORT to the LFA — the IS F CCS-R will also be making an appearance with pro driver Ken Gushi. …
Kevin · September 25th, 2013

Lexus Reveals the LF-NX Compact Crossover Concept

Less than a week before its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lexus has revealed their LF-NX compact crossover concept. Let’s start with the full press release (click on any image for a high resolution version). A new Lexus mid-size crossover concept, the LF-NX, will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, …
Kevin · September 4th, 2013

Lexus GS F Prototype Spotted!

See the photo above? At first glance, it appears to be another spy shot of the recently spotted RC F prototype, but zoom in on the right side of the image and it may very well be a GS F.
Kevin · July 15th, 2013

The Future of Lexus F & F SPORT

Singapore’s SGCarMart recently sat down with Lexus Asia Pacific’s general manager of marketing Kirk Edmondson, and the future of F SPORT was brought up.
Kevin · June 11th, 2013

New Details on the Lexus RC Coupe

Mag-X from Japan is reporting that the Lexus production model based on the LF-CC concept will be available by August 2014.
Kevin · March 20th, 2013

Is the Lexus IS F Being Discontinued?

In his review of the 2013 Lexus IS F, James Healey of USA Today claims that the high-performance sedan will be discontinued.
Kevin · March 11th, 2013

Lexus RC Coupe Prototype Spotted!

By way of Mag-X, here’s the very first spyshot of the Lexus production coupe based on the LF-CC concept.
Kevin · February 28th, 2013

Two Coupes Planned for Lexus Lineup

In an interview with Australian newspaper The Age, Lexus International executive vice-president Kazuo Ohara talks about the two coupes expected to join the Lexus lineup.
Kevin · February 27th, 2013

Motor Trend Visits the Lexus LFA Plant in Japan

Motor Trend have visited the Lexus LFA Works at the Motomachi Plant in Aichi, Japan, and have published what may be the final article on the unique supercar factory.
Kevin · February 14th, 2013

Motor Trend Drives the 2014 Lexus IS F SPORT

Along with the insightful interview with chief engineer Junichi Furuyama, Motor Trend has published an exclusive feature on the third-generation Lexus IS.
Kevin · January 23rd, 2013