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Twin V8 Powered Seafaring Lexus Is Pretty But, Sadly, Won’t Be Produced

The Lexus Sport Yacht Concept you see here may not be as wild as the spacecraft the Japanese luxury automaker dreamed up for Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie, Valerian and City of a Thousand Planets, it is at least, more down to earth. Nearly two years in the development, Lexus Sport Yacht Concept is the brainchild of Lexus Marine Department and it was a bespoke one-off project with no production intent. This particular example, a running proof-of-concept, was unveiled at Di Lido Island on Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Florida, last week. Continue reading Twin V8 Powered Seafaring Lexus Is Pretty But, Sadly, Won’t Be Produced

Lexus LED-Covered LIT IS Luxury Sedan Is More Like A Moving Disco/Billboard

As far as car color goes, you are pretty much stuck to one option which, sometimes, you immediately regret the moment you drive out of the dealership. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could change it as and when you fancy? For now, your best bet of car with different color every time is with iridescent paint that appears in different shades when viewed from different angles. However, that could change in far future – thanks to Lexus. The Japanese luxury car maker has just planted a new notion with regards to changing color with this one-off IS which is covered in LEDs. Continue reading Lexus LED-Covered LIT IS Luxury Sedan Is More Like A Moving Disco/Billboard

We Bet You Didn’t Expect Lexus To Designed A Spacecraft But It Did

Honda may have jet aircrafts now, but competing automaker Lexus just up the ante by dishing out a spacecraft. Ok, we exaggerated. It is not quite a real spacecraft per se, but a fictional one that will appear in Luc Besson upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. In fact, this spacecraft has a couple of fleeting moments in the teaser trailer released earlier in November. At 0:39 mark, a pair of the Lexus-branded spacecraft can be seen in the background and at 1:17 mark, one of the pursuit craft can be seen zipping through the space. Continue reading We Bet You Didn’t Expect Lexus To Designed A Spacecraft But It Did

Sriracha-infused 2017 Lexus iS Is Quite Literally The Hottest Car Right Now

It is not uncommon for automakers to team up with celebrities, fashion labels, and pop culture icons to roll out special edition rides, but not so much with food, let alone a hot sauce. Well, ‘not so much’ does not mean it will not happen because, it has happened and by the way of a 2017 Lexus Sriracha iS Sports Sedan. Yes, you read that right. Japanese luxury car maker Lexus and the world’s most famous hot sauce, Sriracha, has teamed up to roll out this chilli red ride to mark the launch of the 2017 Lexus iS sports sedan. As crazy as it may sound, 2017 Lexus Sriracha iS Sports Sedan is a thing and in case you have any doubt, you can check it out in person at Los Angeles Auto Show, starting November 18 through to November 27, 2016, where it will be on display. Continue reading Sriracha-infused 2017 Lexus iS Is Quite Literally The Hottest Car Right Now

Lexus Unveiled a Drivable Electric IS Sedan Made out of… Cardboard

How do you reiterate the point of “human craftsmanship skills” in making cars? I don’t know. Many ways, I guess? But for Lexus, it chose to collaborate with professional designers and modellers to produce a working replica of its electric IS sedan out of cardboards, well, at least majority of the part are. 1,700 based pieces of cardboard sheets were laser cut based on a digital model of the regular car and subsequently, pieced together using wood glue. The car is outfitted with an interior, functionally doors, headlights (yes, even those) and rolling wheels. Continue reading Lexus Unveiled a Drivable Electric IS Sedan Made out of… Cardboard

Lexus Hoverboard is Not Only Real, But it Can Hover Over Water too!

Remember the Lexus Hoverboard unveiled in June? Despite the skepticism, the hoverboard turns out to be a real deal. Yes. You heard that right. Back to the Future II kind of hoverboard is a reality, albeit hovering just slightly off the ground. A special skatepark called hoverpark was constructed to facilitate the testing of the hoverboard. The park the park combines elements from skate culture with technology within its architecture. Continue reading Lexus Hoverboard is Not Only Real, But it Can Hover Over Water too!

Wait, What? Lexus Has Developed a Real Working Hoverboard?

By now, we are all skeptics when it comes to hoverboard. Sure. We have seen a few ‘real-working’ examples like the record setting hoverboard, a magnetic levitation board that won’t work without metal underneath it and even a leaf blower-powered example. As real as they are, these ‘hoverboards’ are not quite the hoverboard we have imagined. Granted that the hoverboard in our imaginations is largely shaped by Back to the Future II, still, making a huge ding to get up and floating just doesn’t sound right. But that is set to change when Japanese luxury car maker Lexus unveils the Lexus Hoverboard, or so we read. Continue reading Wait, What? Lexus Has Developed a Real Working Hoverboard?

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Breaks Auto Design’s Tradition by Having a Roadster that Sits Four

Lexus, arguably the most successful Japanese luxury marque to date, pulls the wrap off a topless beauty in this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, which the automaker described as a 2+2 roadster. What??? A four-seater roadster? Well, apparently that’s what Lexus is proposing with the LF-C2 Concept Roadster, which kind of help to mess up the long standing traditional ‘categorizing’ of car body type. Basically, it did what a four-door coupe did, challenging the status quo, though we’re not sure it is even necessary. Anyways, this golden yellow ride is a peek into the company’s future design direction and looks, at least to us, like something that will be made. Continue reading Lexus LF-C2 Concept Breaks Auto Design’s Tradition by Having a Roadster that Sits Four

Lexus NX by will.i.am Has Ultra-wide Body Kit and Packs Some Pretty Cool Tech Onboard

besides being a recording artiste as a solo act and a quarter of Black Eye Peas, will.i.am is also a record producer, voice actor, DJ and an entrepreneur who dabbles in the tech arena. now, he can add car designer (well, kind of) to his resume with his collaboration with Lexus to create an one-off Lexus NX. not sure why will.i.am was the chosen one. pop icon, perhaps? anyhow, it is done and the vehicle was unveiled at an exclusive event in Paris recently. as you might have guessed, changes are mainly cosmetic with a little bit of interesting tech packed in. in will.i.am own words, “i am honored to be launching my bespoke Lexus NX F Sport in Paris, this car is super fresh and incorporates my personal style.” so what did will.i.am injects into the NX that makes the it “super fresh”? Continue reading Lexus NX by will.i.am Has Ultra-wide Body Kit and Packs Some Pretty Cool Tech Onboard

This Custom 1971 Mercedes Pickup Truck Packs a Lexus V8 Engine

you have seen an electric car, a MINI, and even a Ferrari, chopped and turned into a pickup truck, now meet another beautiful example that’s converted from a classic 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D. granted that this particular example being put up for sale by South African car sale outfit, Sedgefield Classic Cars, is not the first Mercedes-Benz sedan to be converted into a truck, it stands out as one that is powered by a slightly modern Lexus V8 power plant, mated to an automatic transmission. as to who was the donor of this engine and transmission package, and which year the engine hails from, are unknown. so, why would anyone wants a Japanese car engine in a continental ride? well, because whoever first did the chop can. Continue reading This Custom 1971 Mercedes Pickup Truck Packs a Lexus V8 Engine