Lexus LF-ZL: A Glimpse into the Future

The Lexus LF-ZL, which stands for Lexus Future Zero-emission Luxury, is the brand’s electric-luxury future.

By Justin Cornelison | October 27, 2023
First Look: All-New 3rd Gen Lexus GX

The 3rd gen Lexus GX has arrived, marking the first full upgrade for the GX since its introduction in 2010.

By Justin Cornelison | June 08, 2023
Unveiled: Lexus RZ450e

Lexus has introduced its first globally available, purpose-built battery-electric vehicle: the all-new Lexus RZ450e.

By Justin Cornelison | March 14, 2023
Driven: 2022 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition

The 2022 Lexus RC F Fuji Speedway Edition is an all-around excellent sports car for its power, handling, solid inputs, and exclusivity. 

By Peter Nelson | September 09, 2022
Review: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible — Elegance Meets V8 Brutality

The 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible’s refined, luxury sensibilities mixed with brutal V8 theatrics, made for a great all-around experience.

By Peter Nelson | November 19, 2020
The New 2021 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport — Updated Styling, Boosted Power Figures

The new 2021 Lexus LS 500 builds on the success of the not-so-distant 2018 model by adding more power, revised styling, and updated comfort, convenience, and tech. It starts at $76,000, and comes in three trims to compete and stay relevant: the standard trim, 500h hybrid, and F-Sport.

By Peter Nelson | November 11, 2020
Review: 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD – Sharper Looks, Still A Good Value

Recently, we were lent the brand-new 2021 Lexus IS 300 AWD for a couple of days. When we took delivery, we immediately noticed some nice upgrades over the previous, 2020 Lexus lineup. We wouldn’t say these are significant upgrades, but rather the slow-and-steady, gradually-over-time type, which has proven to be a successful strategy for the Japanese luxury brand.

By Peter Nelson | October 16, 2020
Review: 2020 Lexus RC F — Underrated All-Around Performer?

The F in F Division stands for “flagship”, as well as the legendary Fuji Speedway, their chief test facility for all performance vehicles. Because of this, it should be no surprise that their current F car, the 2020 RC F, provides a thrilling experience with great power and excellent handling. Though, it kind of is a surprise. Lexus is still burned into most consumers’ judgement as a brand of luxury, value, a smooth ride, and generally not being engineered for fun. They’re more known for small SUVs and big sedans engineered for, well, normies. The RC F on the other hand, we’re happy to report, marches to the beat of a different, more performance-oriented drum.

By Peter Nelson | February 17, 2020
Video: POV Drive Of A 2019 Lexus RC F

Wear headphones! The audio in this video was recorded with in-ear binaural microphones. With headphones or earbuds on, you’ll feel like you’re actually sitting in the driver’s seat.

By Chris Amos | November 02, 2019
POV Video: 2019 Lexus LC 500

Follow along as we drive the gorgeous 2019 Lexus LC 500!

By Chris Amos | September 28, 2019
Video: POV Track Drive Of A 2019 Lexus RCF

Follow along as Tedward wheels the 2019 Lexus RCF around Road America!

By Winding Road Staff | July 05, 2019
2019 Lexus LX 570 2 Row – POV Test Drive

2019 Lexus LX 570 2 Row – POV Video Test Drive

By Chris Amos | May 13, 2019
Video: Lexus LC 500 POV Test Drive And Walkaround

In this video, we do our tried-and-true “no nattering nabobs” inspection of the Lexus LC 500 super coupe. The LC 500 features a 471 hp V8 and some pretty extreme styling, at least for a Toyota product. Take a look…

By Chris Amos | November 21, 2018
Driven: 2015 Lexus RC F

Ask a random soul what descriptors first come to mind when they think of the Lexus brand, and they’re likely to offer terms like “luxury”, “refinement” and “maturity”. Back in 1989, the first Lexus models made landfall in the US as a premium alternative to the more prosaic models produced by parent company Toyota, with the LS sedan leading the charge – a car which embodied those values and continues to do so today. More recently, Lexus has sought to make inroads in the sport-luxury market, a segment long dominated by BMW’s M division, AMG and Audi’s S and RS lineup.

By Bradley Iger | January 20, 2015
Los Angeles 2014: Lexus LF-C2 Concept

Lexus has unveiled their latest design study in the form of a 2 + 2 roadster that recalls the distinctive looks of the LF-LC Concept that debuted in Detroit in 2012, and the currently-in-production RC coupe, which has yet to see a convertible model added to its roster. Accordingly, it likely foretells both what to expect from the RC lineup as well as the future of Lexus design language, which looks to be staying the course with regard to its bold and angular styling.

By Bradley Iger | November 21, 2014
Rumor: Lexus Prepping 500hp GS F for 2016

According to sources at Autocar, a more potent version of the 5.0-liter V8 used in the upcoming Lexus RC F is for an upcoming top-spec performance version of the GS sport sedan, which has been recently seen testing on the Nürburgring. Poised to take on the likes of the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, while the GS F looks to be a step in the right direction for those seeking Japan’s answer to the super sedan, it also appear that the new car may still have its work cut out for it.

By Winding Road Staff | September 11, 2014
Preview: 2015 Lexus RC F

Back in November at the Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus unveiled the production-ready RC Coupe. While the RC Coupe certainly looked the business, with a choice of either a 314 hp V6 or a 2.5-liter Lexus Hybrid Drive system, RC and IS chief engineer Junichi Furuyama stated at the time that the RC Coupe was designed to ”deliver extra response that exhilarates rather than overwhelms drivers”. At the time, we took that as an indication that this new coupe might end up being a lot more show than go. Fortunately, it turns out that the overwhelming level of performance was being reserved for another variant of the new coupe: the RC F.

By Bradley Iger | January 02, 2014
Preview: Lexus RC Coupe

Today at the Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus showcased their producting-ready RC Coupe. Riding on purpose-built chassis unshared with any other Lexus model, the RC Coupe is further confirmation of Toyota’s desire to recapture more of the performance car market.

By Bradley Iger | November 20, 2013
Frankfurt 2013: Lexus LF-NX Crossover Hybrid Concept

After recently teasing the LF-NX prior to its debut, Lexus has officially unveiled the crossover hybrid concept.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 16, 2013
Driven: 2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport

Lexus really needed a new IS. Its entry level sport/luxury sedan was treading water, sure, but with a new BMW 3-Series and Cadillac ATS, outlier competitors like the Volvo S60 and Buick Regal, and newer, freshly facelifted models from Mercedes-Benz and Audi, it’s pretty clear that the sharks have been circling.

By Brandon Turkus | May 15, 2013
Winding Road Video: 2013 Lexus IS-F – POV Test Drive

After a few days with the IS-F, we handed it off to Multimedia Editor Chris Amos, to put together one of our POV driving videos. If you want to know what driving the IS-F is like, just watch this.

By Brandon Turkus | April 10, 2013


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