Lexus LFA races on track with IS F at Bruntingthorpe, UK
Lexus takes to the track as the UK's first full-production LFA supercar lines up with the high-performance IS F saloon at VMAX200, Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground, May 2011.
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Lexus LFA: in-car with Google Glass at Oulton Park
The Lexus LFA supercar gets a run out at CarFest North 2014. We grab our
Google Glass and make the most of a passenger ride as the car does a lap of
the Oulton Park Circuit in Cheshire.
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Video showing conversion of Lexus LS 600h L Monaco Royal Wedding Car
The special Lexus LS 600h L that will be used by His Serene Highness Prince
Albert II of Monaco and Ms. Charlene Wittstock during their wedding day is
currently being converted. The work is being carried out by expert and
specialised automotive craftsmen, and will take more than 2000 hours to
How to fold an origami cat with your non-dominant hand
The people that work at Lexus’ factories aren't just employees. They’re
craftsmen and women that take considerable pride in the standard of their
But not all Lexus craftsmen are equal. At the top of the tree are artisans
known as ‘takumi’. Their goal is simple – the pursuit of perfection
in their chosen field, whether it be paintwork or welding, vehicle dynamics
or interior crafting. They are responsible for keeping up the high
standards Lexus demands of its vehicles.
Becoming a takumi is no easy task. All takumi have at least a quarter of a
century of experience, time spent honing their skills to a fine point.
Several takumi have had their skills digitised and programmed into robots
that recreate actions repeated thousands of times, so it’s vital that
they’re up to scratch.
Before becoming a takumi, candidates are assessed in a number of ways, but
one is via a decidedly non-digital method – the Japanese art of paper
folding, origami. Before they graduate to takumi status, candidates are
challenged to fold a relatively simple origami cat.
But here’s the catch – they have to fold the cat with just one hand,
and in under 90 seconds. Oh, and it has to be their non-dominant hand.
Challenging? To find out, we went to see Mark Bolitho. A respected name in
the world of origami, Mark works full time creating paper masterworks for
corporate clients, advertising and events, and is also the author of
several books on the art. In short, he knows what he’s doing when it
comes to folding paper.