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Lexus ES 350 Production in Kentucky to Start by Late 2015

The Lexus manufacturing plant in Georgetown, Kentucky is getting ready for the production of the ES 350, with much of the construction required for the new 307,310 square-foot facility either completed or in progress. Equipment at the existing plant will also be improved to facilitate production, and staff is also undergoing extensive training for assembly …
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Lexus USA Announces Crafted Line Special Edition Models

Lexus USA has announced The Crafted Line, a group of special edition F SPORT vehicles with an exclusive Ultra White/Obsidian exterior and two-tone black/red interior. The LS, GS, RX, ES, & IS are all available with the package — here are photos showing off the special edition models: All Crafted Line vehicles feature an Ultra …
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New Lexus RC F Orange Exterior Named by Lexus UK Fans

Lexus UK challenged their Facebook fans to name the new orange exterior color debuting with the RC F. From the hundreds of submissions, Solar Flare was chosen: …Solar Flare was picked as the best by Richard Balshaw, Lexus Director. The name will now become an official colour for the RC F in the UK when …
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Photo Gallery: The Lexus RC F GT3 Racing Concept

Lexus International has released a new photo gallery of the RC F GT3 concept: Developed over two years by Lexus International and subsidiary Techno Craft, the RC F GT3 concept is powered by a modified version of the RC F’s V8 engine that produces 540+ hp (397kw). The race car is wider and lower than …
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More Information on the Lexus CT BG Concept

Japanese website Response.jp has more photos of the Lexus CT BG Concept from the Beijing Motor Show last month: The CT BG, or CT Black Gold, was built by Lexus China — I received some additional information on this concept: Q: What is the concept of CT BG show car? A: The concept of this …
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Video: Lexus RC F on the Track

There’s a new video interview with Lexus RC F chief engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi, and it features some excellent footage of the RC F on the track: Right from the release of the IS F, it’s been clear that Yaguchi-san had a plan for Lexus performance — excited to see how that vision presents itself with …
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BEYOND Article: The RC F Performance Path

The latest issue of Lexus BEYOND Magazine arrived in the mail today, and I’m proud to announce that I have a story in the USA edition. It’s the article on how previous Lexus performance models influenced the RC F super-coupe — the Lexus Drivers website has the full text online: Despite its implied adrenaline-charging sensibilities, …
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Fresh Green Lexus LFA For Sale (Again)

The Lexus LFA #250 in Fresh Green is now available on the duPont Registry — here are some photos of the vibrant supercar: This is the second time LFA #250 has been up for sale — it was originally sold by Lexus of Orlando last year to a car collector in Ohio. The asking price …
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Lexus Photos from the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

The Lexus RC F SPORT & RC F GT3 race car debuted at the Geneva Motor Show today, and there’s plenty of photos from the reveal — let’s start off with this Lexus Europe photo gallery from the press conference: There’s a Lexus UK photo gallery on Facebook, here’s a selection of images: There’s also …
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Sponsored: Show Your Lexus Love

How much do you love your Lexus? Share your stories and photos with Lexus of Smithtown, and you could win a $250 cash prize! Entering is simple — visit the Lexus of Smithtown website for full contest details, including how to submit your entry.
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Sponsored Post: Lexus Canada Facebook Contest

Lexus Canada is currently running a Facebook contest for a getaway to the Wickaninnish Inn, Canada’s premier five-star resort, including business class air travel to scenic Tofino, British Columbia. Entering is easy — visit the Lexus Canada Facebook page for more details.
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Explaining the Lexus Spindle Grille

In an interview with Autocar, Lexus chief designer Yasuo Kajino explained the reasoning behind the spindle grille design that’s now seen on every Lexus: “We have a challenge,” he explained. “Lexus is a young brand and our line-up is still very small compared to those of our rivals. We need to get noticed, and the …
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Lexus IS F CCS-R is the Benchmark for Future F Performa...

Motoring Australia interviewed Lexus IS F chief engineer Yukuhiro Yaguchi about the next-generation of F performance models, and learned some interesting details: If you want a taste of the sort of handling and power delivery the new BMW M4-rivaling Lexus RC F coupe is expected to deliver then go and have a drive of the …
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High Performance Lexus RC F to Debut at Detroit Auto Show?

Drive Australia is reporting that the high performance Lexus RC F will debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January: [RC chief engineer Junichi] Furuyama-san says the new model – which is expected to wear the RC F badge – will boast different styling to the regular RC coupe, including a “bulging” bonnet line to …
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Driving the 2013 Lexus ES

After a morning of presentations, which I summarized in my earlier ES article, it was time to start driving, and first up was an Obsidian ES 350.