Lexus took advantage of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance last weekend to introduce the facelift of the LX 570. Considered one of the ugliest models in the US SUV segment, the model had a well-changed look, becoming more imposing and with a more aggressive style. Although the front grille maintains the hexagonal shape, there is no longer the piece of body that shared it with the bumper. The chrome frame is also thicker, and there is no more separation with the headlights, which are sharper and more attractive. The fog lights are now LED and have an “L” shape. The design of the alloy wheels – 20 and 21 inches – has also been changed. Inside, the LX 570 now has a multimedia system with a 12.3-inch screen, plus an instrument panel with a 4.2-inch screen. Rear-view camera with panoramic view, head-up display, LED ambient lights, entertainment system for rear seat occupants with 11.6-inch screen and wireless charger are other items that are part of the SUV. Mechanically, the model has also undergone a major change: the six-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by an eight-speed automatic, which contributes to greater fuel efficiency. As for the engine, the naturally aspirated 5.7 V8 was maintained, which develops 383 horsepower.
2016 – LEXUS LX 570 BY LARTE DESIGN
Larte Design, a US-based trainer located in Irvine, Calif., Unveiled its latest project involving the Lexus LX 570. The oversized SUV shows a truly intimidating front due to its massive carbon fiber-fired front grille and air intakes more generous on the side of the bumper. The goal is clear: to get attention with a 4X4 which is usually already imposing enough due to its size and the aggressive design that Lexus endowed the luxury SUV in its last restyling. In this aesthetic change, we highlight the new ‘Full LED’ headlights with the classic boomerang design of the brand. On the back of the Lexus LX 570 the changes also affect the bumper, which in this case features a new rear diffuser made of carbon fiber with an antinebline flashlight in the purest Formula 1 style: located in the center, as low as possible. What is clear is that when the staff at Larte Design designed this aesthetic package, they did so thinking that their future owners would use the car in the field mazda car covers.
Unfortunately, the information available is a little scarce, and for the time being no details of the interior have been shown, nor has its performance been shown. Surely the preparer will satisfy all the whims of its owners, although the truth is that this Lexus does not need much more to obtain a cockpit of maximum luxury. It owes nothing to the best luxury models, because it has top quality finishes, a complete technological equipment and space in abundance. In terms of performance, the Lexus LX 570 by Larte Design has the classic 5.7-liter V8 5.7-liter V8 that already equips many other Toyota models in countries like the United States (such as the huge Toyota Tundra, for example) , and is associated with an eight-speed automatic transmission. With this configuration you can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / l in 7.3 seconds, a number more than acceptable for a ‘mastodon’ like this. However, it is still possible to resort to supercharging to achieve higher power numbers and make it a ‘super SUV’. In fact, the TRD (Toyota Racing Development) offers a volumetric compressor for this engine that makes it reach 500 hp and because it is a product developed by the brand itself, maintaining the factory warranty.
2016 – LEXUS RC
Aesthetically without any difference compared to the model launched in 2014, the rear-wheel drive coupe now has a new version 200t, with a 2.0 turbo gasoline engine with 243 hp and 349 Nm of torque, coupled with an automatic transmission of eight speeds. In this version the RC reaches a top speed of 230 km / h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.3 seconds. Another novelty is the RC 300h, equipped with a 3.5 V6 engine producing 258 hp and 319 Nm of torque. The all-wheel drive model comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. Accelerates from 0 to 100 km in 6.3 seconds and reaches a top speed of 209 km / h. The RC will also be available in the new Eminent White Pearl exterior color and the F Sport versions can be ordered with orange brake calipers and self-locking differential. The model also features the Lexus Enform Service Connect infotainment system, which allows access to the MyLexusandBeyond application for devices with iOS software.
2016 – LEXUS RC-F COUPE AUSTRALIA POLICE
Usually when we put sports cars together with the word police, we immediately remember Dubai. Although lately safety bodies from other regions are surprising by the new models they are including in their fleet. It is the case of the Australian police and their good taste to choose the cars. A few weeks ago the Australians announced the incorporation of a sporty SUV into their forces, a Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, and today feature the new patrol car they have chosen, no less than a Lexus RC-F. They do not compare with the police of Dubai, that counts on a Porsche 918 Spyder, a Lykan Hypersport and a Bugatti Veyron among others. The Japanese sportsman will join the New South Wales Police, whose capital is Sydney. The Lexus RC-F will be used at events on road safety, promoting responsible driving and will even be used in competitions, precisely being the assistance car at ‘Bathurst Six Hour’. Remembering that the Lexus RC-F is equipped with an aspirated V8 engine of 5.0 liters that develops a power of 477 hp. It is one of the most interesting models on the market thanks to a lightweight design and its great mechanics.
2016 – LEXUS RC-F GT CONCEPT
The Japanese brand has just introduced the Lexus RC-F GT Concept, a prototype that sits between the Lexus RC-F production model, and the RC-F GT3 racing model that will soon participate in the IMSA’s WeatherTechSportsCarChampionship . The new vehicle, which was created by the development department of Lexus in Japan and overseen by Lexus International Motorsports Group, came up with a clear idea: to be lighter than the street car. Lighter elements have been introduced. As a result, the RC-F GT Concept was able to reduce its weight by 363 kg compared to the standard model up to 1,420 kg, a really interesting number for a vehicle with its characteristics. Its exterior design features numerous aerodynamic elements, and its engine remains unchanged, following the V8 aspirated 5.0-liter block, which is capable of generating 467 hp. Lexus’ goal is to fight the market with proposals such as the BMW M4 GTS and Porsche Boxster GT4.
2016 – LEXUS RC-F GT3 F PERFORMANCE
A new team is preparing to enter the competitions in the year 2016. This is F Performance Racing and came from an agreement between Lexus and Paul Gentilozzi. The vehicle chosen to compete was the Lexus RC-F GT3, which will be driven by veteran rider Scott Pruett. During the first year they will only participate in some tests, as a form of development, to dedicate themselves full time in the season 2017/2018. Jeff Bracken, VP and General Manager of Lexus said that “F Performance Racing’s main mission is to strengthen the Lexus ‘F’ brand by applying lessons learned from racing while developing an engineering culture that can transfer that knowledge to the dynamic development of high-performance production vehicles. We are very excited about what this collaboration and its effort in competitions can mean for the brand in the years to come. ” The base model is the Lexus RC-F series. It will use the same 5.0-liter V8 engine, which has been prepared for the occasion and will reach over 500 hp. It will be coupled to a six-speed sequential transmission adapted to the circuit. In addition, the brand was able to reduce its weight up to 1,300 kg. Driver Scott Pruett has long experience with Lexus, including winning Daytona 24 hours on several occasions. “When Lexus left the competitions, I vowed to be here to help them get back when the time came. And the moment is now and I could not be more thrilled to represent Lexus as ambassador and be on track with the F-Performance RC-F GT3, “added Pruett.
2016 – LEXUS RC-F LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS EDITION
Lexus and the NBA Los Angeles Clippers basketball team featured a special edition of the Lexus RC-F. The Japanese coupe has always been modified with basketball and the Los Angeles Clippers in mind for later being auctioned for charitable purposes. This Lexus RC-F is unique and the only way to have it in the garage is to buy a ticket for the draw for $ 100. The modifications in the Lexus RC-F of the Los Angeles Clippers are remarkable from the first moment. The bodyboard features the colors of the NBA team as well as graphics such as those the coach outlines in his notebook to explain the upcoming plays to the team. There is no shortage of Los Angeles Clippers badges, so there’s no doubt about the inspiration for that unique Lexus RC-F.
Inside the Lexus RC-F modifications of the Clippers are even more numerous and unique. The seat upholstery in the team colors with the logos on the headrests may be what catches the eye most at first glance, though certainly the steering wheel with a basket rim inside it, the ball-shaped speakers of basketball and the central clock that reminds a score are the great touches to the world of basketball. There is no shortage of other details like the browser, which uses the voice of Los Angeles Clippers coach Dock Rivers. The horn has the same sound as the end of the matches and the windshield features a red light simulating the basket table. The trunk is the most impressive, with a small built-in locker room where you can store a ball, a cap and different books on a specific piece of furniture for this special edition of the Lexus RC-F. Underneath the hood there is no news of prominence, but remembering that the Lexus RC-F is very well served with its aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 477 horsepower, sending the force to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission of eight speeds.
2016 – LEXUS RX 200t
Following the revelation of the next-generation RX at the New York Motor Show, Lexus today announced at the Shanghai Motor Show that its new luxury SUV will be available in a version equipped with a 2.0-liter supercharged gasoline engine.
Designed for only a few world markets, the RX 200t uses the well-known NX line engine, but features a new “intelligent” VVT-iW variable distribution system, as well as a turbocharged air-to-water heat exchanger to achieve a power output exceeding 225 hp, transmitted through a staggered six-speed automatic transmission in order to ensure stronger accelerations and recoveries. The lineup of the new RX will also include a version equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine producing more than 300 hp coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, as well as the hybrid driveline that combines the Atkinson 3.5-cycle V6 3.5 with an electric motor , developing a combined power around 300 hp.Read More →