One week after its release, two photochoppers have cut the roof off the Lexus RC F and imagined it as a convertible — first off is this design from X-Tomi: There’s also this photochop by Garrett Bradford: A convertible RC model is likely to be a safe bet, but will Lexus make an RC F …
Kevin · January 21st, 2014
A convincing rendering of the Lexus RC F has been published in an unnamed Japanese magazine — here’s the full page: While there’s been some talk that this might be the real thing, comparing the rendering with the second teaser image shows the truth — the deep lines in the hood reaching to the front …
Kevin · December 30th, 2013
Building off the teaser photo released this week, Leftlane News has created an illustration of what the new Lexus RC F might look like — here it is in higher resolution: It’s certainly a valiant attempt, though I have to think the RC F will retain the standard RC’s 3-L headlights and separated daytime running …
Kevin · December 13th, 2013
We’ve already seen one attempt at rendering the possible Lexus RC convertible, and now photochopper X-Tomi has given it a shot with the above image. (Will the next Lexus convertible be a hard or soft top? Have to think it would be a hard top — the IS-C roof was expertly done, and I believe …
Kevin · December 12th, 2013
Master photochopper Theophilus Chin has created a Lexus RC convertible based on Motor Trend’s photos: Unlike the previous generation IS, the shape of the RC lends itself to a convertible — a hard top convertible variant of the RC feels inevitable, and if these renderings are anywhere close to the final production model, it’s going …
Kevin · November 10th, 2013
According to the November cover of Japanese magazine Best Car, Lexus & BMW are working on a joint-project to build the next-generation LFA — there’s even a rendering of what this LFA II might look like: This seems extremely unlikely (to put it lightly), but it should sell plenty of magazines when the issue comes …
Kevin · October 29th, 2013
Using the Lexus LF-CC concept as a starting point, Japanese magazine CAR TOP has designed a RC F wearing the orange & black paint job of the IS F CCS-R: It may a hodgepodge of letters, but the RC F CCS-R should be a reality once the new Lexus coupe is revealed — my expectation …
Kevin · October 21st, 2013
German magazine Autobild has published two low-resolution estimations at what the Lexus NX compact crossover & RC coupe might look like: The hood line on the RC coupe rendering is a little awkward, but both images could be decent representations on what we can expect from Lexus in the near future. [Source: Autobild] (Thanks zverigor!)
Kevin · September 26th, 2013
Another day, another rendering of the rumored Lexus RC F — this time, Japanese magazine Best Car takes a guess at what the Lexus coupe might look like (click images for a larger version): Illustrating the RC F is well traveled territory (see examples one, two, three, four, five) — most look good from the …
Kevin · September 24th, 2013
The September issue of Japanese magazine Holiday Auto has a five-page spread on the upcoming Lexus RC F, and included in the article are several illustrated attempts at what the new Lexus coupe might look like — here are the full pages (click for higher resolution): As is the case with any Japanese magazines, I’m …
Kevin · September 17th, 2013
Japanese magazine Best Car has created the rendering above as an illustration of what the 2014 Lexus CT might look like.
Kevin · September 9th, 2013
As an experiment, photochopper Theophilus Chin decided to swap out the new Lexus IS headlights with the previous generation design.
Kevin · September 3rd, 2013
Carscoops has released two new renderings of the rumored Lexus RC F high-performance coupe, and they are absolutely superb.
Kevin · August 26th, 2013
Lexus USA has announced the winner of their Lexus IS SEMA design contest.
Kevin · August 21st, 2013
The RM Design Blog has created a rendering of the next-generation Lexus IS convertible.
Kevin · June 24th, 2013
The CT 200h is one of only two models in the Lexus lineup that has yet to be upgraded to the full spindle design.
Kevin · June 17th, 2013
It’s common knowledge that Lexus is developing a new coupe, and now Top Speed has taken a shot at what it might look like.
Kevin · June 9th, 2013
Fresh from his rendering of an IS SportCross wagon, master photochopper Theophilus Chin has created a smaller IS-inspired hatchback.
Kevin · June 6th, 2013
Master photochopper Theophilus Chin has created a third-generation Lexus IS SportCross.
Kevin · May 28th, 2013
By way of Club Lexus, here’s a new rendering of the much-rumored Lexus compact crossover from an unidentified Japanese magazine.
Kevin · February 26th, 2013
otor Report asked photochopper Theophilus Chin to try his hand at creating a next-generation Lexus IS F in both coupe & sedan formats.
Kevin · February 21st, 2013
Photochopper Theophilus Chin has rendered a coupe based on the all-new third-generation Lexus IS.
Kevin · February 4th, 2013
Here's a grainy image of what appears to be the updated 2014 Lexus CT 200h.
Kevin · January 22nd, 2013
Is the 2014 Lexus IS going to be offered as a wagon?
Kevin · January 11th, 2013
GT Channel posted the above rendering to go along with some warmed-over rumors about the production LF-LC.
Kevin · January 8th, 2013
According to Japanese magazine Mag-X, Lexus is working on a high-performance GS F.
Kevin · January 7th, 2013
Hot on the heels of their 2014 Lexus IS rendering, CAR Magazine has taken a shot at imagining a sub-RX compact crossover.
Kevin · November 1st, 2012
Is this what the next-generation Lexus IS will look like?
Kevin · October 25th, 2012
Just hours before the Lexus LF-CC coupe concept debuts at the Paris Motor Show, let’s take a look at what the concept could mean for the next-generation IS.
Kevin · September 26th, 2012
Photochopper Theophilus Chin has created a sedan from the Lexus LF-CC coupe concept.
Kevin · September 21st, 2012
Japanese magazine Mag-X reports that Lexus is working on a city car based on the Prius C.
Kevin · August 6th, 2012
With the Lexus HS now cancelled, the only chance to see the model updated with the spindle grille are with these two renderings from photochopper Theophilus Chin.
Kevin · May 22nd, 2012
Just one day after posting a Best Car rendering of the rumored Lexus LFA II, we now have this Mag-X photochop of a possible SC convertible based on the LF-LC concept.
Kevin · May 12th, 2012
Japanese magazine *Best Car* has published a new rendering of the rumored Lexus LFA II .
Kevin · May 10th, 2012
Japanese tuner Wald International are preparing their first body kit for the 2013 Lexus GS.
Kevin · April 17th, 2012
An as-of-yet-unidentified Japanese car magazine has published a rendering of what a possible Lexus LF-LC production model might look like.
Kevin · April 12th, 2012
From the *Not Going to Happen* automotive department comes this Theophilus Chin rendering of a Toyota Prius C-inspired Lexus CK
Kevin · December 19th, 2011
Shamiz, our source for Japanese magazine rumors, can come through again with these Best Car renderings of four possible next-generation IS variants.
Kevin · November 22nd, 2011
Upon learning that Lexus was planning to cancel the much-maligned HS 250h, some readers suggested that the model be converted into a CT sedan — interestingly, photochopper Theophilus Chin tried that something very similar a couple of weeks back.
Kevin · November 14th, 2011
Photochopper Theophilus Chin has whipped up his version of a possible Lexus GS F Sport coupe.
Kevin · November 7th, 2011
As previously mentioned, TLE reader Shamiz sent me over a bunch of cellphone pics from an unnamed Japanese car magazine, and among the images was this rendering of a possible Lexus GS-F.
Kevin · September 29th, 2011
TLE reader Shamiz has just sent me some cellphone quick pics from an as-of-yet unidentified Japanese magazine that show a rendering of the rumored Lexus RX F-Sport.
Kevin · September 22nd, 2011
The ever-talented photochopper Theophilus Chin has put together a rendering of an imagined fourth-generation Lexus GS SportCross.
Kevin · August 29th, 2011
Also part of the 2013 Lexus GS display in Pebble Beach were examples of the available wheel options for the new model
Kevin · August 23rd, 2011
Kevin · August 8th, 2011
Just to keep the Lexus GS train going, here's a wagon rendering by John Nguyen that's off-the-charts.
Kevin · July 14th, 2011
Straight from the comment thread of Theophilus Chin’s next-generation Lexus GS photochops, TLE reader sndesign shared his own mockup based on the LF-Gh concept: Considering the LF-Gh grille shares its mesh pattern with the IS F, I’ve always considered the concept a blend of both the “standard” production model and a potential GS F — …
Kevin · May 3rd, 2011
Master photochopper Theophilus Chin has put together his best estimate of what the next-generation Lexus GS could look like, and I think he’s right on the money: By blending the LF-Gh with the other recent design cues we’ve seen with the refreshed 2011 IS and CT 200h, I think Chin has been able to hit …
Kevin · April 25th, 2011
Along with their photochop of the next-generation Lexus IS, Best Car also tried their hand at the future IS F (click for a larger image): From the Japanese blurb, it looks like Best Car is suggesting the engine output will remain unchanged in the next-gen IS F, which is something I doubt very much. It …
Kevin · February 23rd, 2011
Japanese magazine Best Car is reporting the next-generation Lexus IS will be coming this September, and will be available as a V6 hybrid capable of 58 MPG (4l/100kms) — here’s their photochop attempt at the third generation IS (click for a larger version): Considering the huge marketing push for the 2011 IS update, I have …
Kevin · February 22nd, 2011
An as-yet-unknown Japanese magazine has put together their rendition of the fourth-generation Lexus GS: While it may be a modified version of this CT 200h photo and a poor photochop all round, I’ll give it some points on the clever headlights. Also included was an attempt at the GS F: Again, it’s another riff on …
Kevin · February 18th, 2011
I stumbled across this old 2004 sketch of what Motor Trend believed the current-generation LS & IS would look like: Not crazy about the yellow IS coupe, but I am impressed by how the pink-ish car resembles the current generation ES 350. Of course, the artist would have had the LF-S and LF-C concepts to …
Kevin · February 2nd, 2011
Club Lexus member SNiiP3R brought the Lexus CT 200h into Photoshop and created this fantastic VIP rendering of the hatchback using the RX body kit from WALD (click for a larger image): Just imagine what the CT is going to transform into once it starts hitting the streets — can’t wait to see the results. …
Kevin · January 3rd, 2011
Here’s a bunch of new Lexus CT 200h photos showing the new hatchback in a more natural setting: The more I look at the CT, the more impressed I get. Sure, there was plenty of L-Finesse design cues that could be drawn from, and there’s certainly some elements of the RX & the IS, but …
Kevin · June 14th, 2010
Shortly after the Lexus CT 200h was revealed in early March, rumors of a possible 3-door version sprung up, and now photochopper Theophilus Chin has put together a possible look for the hatchback coupe: The main tweaks in the photochop, besides the subtraction of two doors, is a deeper slope in the A-pillar, a shorter …
Kevin · June 8th, 2010
Included as part of Motor Trend‘s Lexus GS-F rumor coverage was this Holiday Auto Magazine rendering of a possible look for the next generation SC: This sketch manages borrows all the right elements from the existing lineup and puts together with some real potential, and the windshield-to-IS-F-air-vents is just brilliant, but I can’t imagine for …
Kevin · March 5th, 2010
As part of their article on the Lexus LF-Ch today, German newspaper BILD did a little photochopping and came up with a blue production rendering, with real side mirrors and some minor softening of the front-end—I can see the production model retaining a variation on the concept’s grille, but think the front bumper will be …
Kevin · February 2nd, 2010
With the Lexus SC 430 in its final months of production, our attention turns to what happens next—and Top Speed is more than happy to oblige with this rendering of the next-generation SC put together by photochopper Avarvarii: This rendering hits a lot of the right notes—the next generation SC has a lot of potential …
Kevin · February 1st, 2010
Dutch website Autogespot has put together a photochop of a production Lexus LFA Roadster, merging elements of the final production car and the 2008 LFA roadster concept: How far of a stretch would it be to expect an LFA Roadster to follow the LFA coupe? It would certainly help to recoup the V10 engine development …
Kevin · January 28th, 2010
With the release of the 2010 Lexus SC 430, we’ve likely seen the end of the second generation Sports Coupe—so what’s next? Could it look something like this? Found in a thread on Club Lexus, this unsourced Photochop shows the potential of the third-generation SC. Sure, there’s some awkward creases in the hood & side …
Kevin · August 18th, 2009
An image of what’s claiming to be the 2010 Lexus LS 600hL facelift has popped up (click for a larger image): The most obvious change is the front grille, and the front bumper intakes have also been reworked and would resemble both the GS & IS designs. The turn signals are also integrated into the …
Kevin · August 13th, 2009
Using the Lexus HS & RX as inspiration, Auto Express has put together a rendering of what the upcoming Lexus CT compact hatchback may look like: I’m really impressed by the side-panel creasing, the Z jog in the sheet metal is quite stylish. Both the front and rear look too small for the body, but …
Kevin · August 3rd, 2009
One of the things throwing me off with the leaked 2010 Lexus GX photos was that, well, they weren’t Lexus GX photos at all, but the Toyota equivalent, the Land Cruiser Prado. To better picture the GX, I spent some time photoshopping a Lexus grille on the front end: It’s probably the fact that the …
Kevin · July 3rd, 2009
With the Lexus IS convertible arriving in dealerships, two questions have started to come up—Will there be an IS coupe? And what about an IS-F version of the convertible? The first question was posed to Lexus USA General Manager Mark Templin by Jalopnik, here was his reply: “Since all the hard work of getting a …
Kevin · June 15th, 2009
Japanese magazine Best Car has published the above computer rendering of a possible look for the Lexus LFA production model, and has also included some new information: The LFA will be receiving a new name, possibly the SS (for Super Sport) or GT (Gran Turismo/Tourer). The numeric designation could be 500 or 550, though it’s …
Kevin · May 26th, 2009
Fresh off their electric orange twin-turbo Lexus IS-F at SEMA 2008, Fox Marketing & Artisan Performance have already started planning their entry for this year’s event—a lime-green IS-C done up in the IS-F style (click for a larger image): This may be a computer render, but I’m impressed at how a IS-F and IS-C look …
Kevin · May 1st, 2009