FIRST DRIVE! 2015 Lexus RC F
After a 15 year absence from having a coupe in their lineup, Lexus launches
the 2015 RC F, High-Performance Sport Coupe, to rival the BMW M4, Audi RS5
and Mercedes-Benz C63. With 467 horsepower, this V8-powered
track-ready car is poised and ready to make an impact.
2013 Lexus IS F engine sound and 0-100km/h
2013 Lexus IS F engine sound and 0-100km/h. Head over to
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2013 Lexus IS F
5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8
311kW and 505Nm
Eight-speed auto, rear-wheel drive with LSD
0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds (as tested)
2015 Lexus RC F - First Drive ON TRACK with Lexus Chief Engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi
MotoMan heads to the STUNNING Monticello Motor Club to meet Lexus Chief
Engineer, Yokihiko Yaguchi – yes, the man behind the Lexus ISF – and
drives the all new 467 HP 2015 Lexus RCF on the circuit while Yaguchi-san
shares his INCREDIBLE resume of cars he brought to life . . .
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2014 Lexus IS F Sedan
2014 Lexus IS F sedan: Say bye-bye to the brutally quick IS F
The good: The 2014 Lexus IS F's V-8 is a total hoot and pairs nicely with
the eight-speed, close ratio automatic transmission. The dated tech holds
up surprisingly well to modern standards.
The bad: Despite its advanced transmission, the engine is pretty old tech.
Fuel economy will dip into the single digits, if you're not careful.
The bottom line: The terrifically impractical 2014 Lexus IS F is the most
un-Lexus model in the lineup, but it's an absolute thriller.
Largely unchanged since its 2008 debut, the IS F is sort of the black sheep
of Lexus' lineup. With its big, inefficient V-8 and boisterous character,
it's the most un-Lexus model the automaker builds. So, I was equal parts
surprised and pleased to see that the automaker was still producing it this
late into the generation transition.
You see, the IS F sedan and the IS C convertible are the last of the
second-generation IS models, the sedans that make up the bulk of sales have
already moved on to the third-generation's awkwardly styled sheet metal.
But this will be the last year that Lexus builds this beastly brute. So, as
the 2014 IS F sedan left the Car Tech garage this week, I was bidding
farewell to the Mighty F in more ways than one.
2015 Lexus RC F First Drive
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Lexus is looking to join the big leagues of the sport luxury segment.
That's a hefty road to climb considering it's currently filled with the
Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, BMW M4, and the Audi RS5, amongst other machines.
Lexus has an answer to those vehicles, however, and it's called the RC F.
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Club in New York to see if it can compete with the rest of the segment.
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2015 Lexus NX First Drive!
Ron Doron gets behind the wheel of the 2015 Lexus NX. The NX is a luxury
compact crossover and competes with vehicles like Audi Q5 and BMW X3. The
design is aggressive and the features are impressive. Also, this is the
first ever turbo from Lexus for the
2008 Lexus IS-F,Much of the development of the new IS-F took place at Fuji
Speedway and the Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in Japan. The IS-F is based
on the proven rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS, which is equipped with a
double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension. As well as the IS
performs, Lexus engineers demanded much more of the all-new IS-F. The
result is a performance tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine, topped with specially
engineered heads fed by a two-stage intake system, that produces 400-plus
more than 350 ft.-lbs. of torque. The all-new IS-F is equipped with
engine-oil and transmission-fluid coolers for high-speed performance and a
cylinder head-scavenging oil pump for high g-force driving.
The IS-F engine is mated to the world's first eight-speed direct
sport-shift transmission. A new torque-converter lock-up control was
developed that allows for a direct, crisp gear change through the constant
lock-up of the torque converter in second through eighth gears. In Drive
mode, the IS-F transmission performs with great smoothness, and the torque
converter allows for great launch ability for fast standing-start
acceleration that will register a zero-to-60 time in less than 4.9 seconds.
Lexus RC F tested on road and track
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Steve Sutcliffe gets behind the wheel of the all-new 471bhp Lexus RC F, a
£60,000 rival for the likes of BMW's M3 and M4. Lexus engineers claim the
car is just as capable on the track as it is on the road – are they
right? We find out.
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