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Lexus News: Videos

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 […]

Top Gear Comparison: Lexus SC 430 vs. Hyundai Tiburon


I can’t say that the SC 430 is my favorite car in Lexus’ lineup, but Top Gear took it one step further, declaring it “the worst car on sale today”. When comparing it to the Hyundai Tiburon, it was hardly even a contest: “Dreadful”. “Horrible”. “Charmless”. I’m honestly surprised the host didn’t drive the SC […]

Spy Video of the Prototype Lexus LF-A


Edmunds has managed to scare up a video of the Lexus LF-A prototype during last week’s run around Nürburgring: Seeing the supercar in motion is much more impressive than the spy photos, the speed is positively overpowering. In their analysis of the footage, Edmunds makes some rather astute observations: Judging from the roar, the LF-A […]

Diana Krall & Oscar Peterson Star in Lexus Mark Levinson Commercial


The last of Lexus’ ads to feature musicians grooving to their favorite tunes has Diana Krall contemplating Oscar Peterson‘s Night Train: Something about this ad rubs me the wrong way, it has a more contrived feel than the others. I think it’s that tiny laugh at the end… The others, in case you missed them, […]

John Legend & Nina Simone Star in Lexus Mark Levinson Commercial


Enough people have been searching the site for this ad that I consider it my duty to post it up — Lexus has three commercials currently in rotation with musicians speaking on their favorite songs, this one features John Legend jazzing out to Nina Simone: Apparently, this Nina Simone song has led to some very […]

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 […]