100 Hot Cars

Just Car Blog

Can You Really Compare The New Lexus LC To The Old LFA? 15
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus LFA, Lexus Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


Under ordinary circumstances, comparing the Lexus LFA with the new LC500 would be like putting a Ferrari 812 Superfast up against a BMW 6 Series (or a BMW M760Li against a Skoda Superb). Hardly a fair fight, in other words. But these aren’t ordinary circumstances.

That’s principally because, as wildly different as they are, both the LFA and the LC coupe occupy the same place at the top of the Lexus lineup… even if one costs only a fraction of what the other did back in its day.

Where the LFA was as exotic as they come (at least from Japan at any rate), the LC is standard production fare. Which isn’t to say that it doesn’t have the capacity to get out hearts racing, or draw customers into Lexus showrooms around the world. But a direct successor to the LFA, the LC is not.

With all that context, then, comparing one to the other may seem only natural. Fortunately the fellas over at CarAdvice.com got their hands on one of each, and put this nine-minute video comparison together for our viewing pleasure.

Video



Can You Really Compare The New Lexus LC To The Old LFA? 15
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus LFA, Lexus Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


Under ordinary circumstances, comparing the Lexus LFA with the new LC500 would be like putting a Ferrari 812 Superfast up against a BMW 6 Series (or a BMW M760Li against a Skoda Superb). Hardly a fair fight, in other words. But these aren’t ordinary circumstances.

That’s principally because, as wildly different as they are, both the LFA and the LC coupe occupy the same place at the top of the Lexus lineup… even if one costs only a fraction of what the other did back in its day.

Where the LFA was as exotic as they come (at least from Japan at any rate), the LC is standard production fare. Which isn’t to say that it doesn’t have the capacity to get out hearts racing, or draw customers into Lexus showrooms around the world. But a direct successor to the LFA, the LC is not.

With all that context, then, comparing one to the other may seem only natural. Fortunately the fellas over at CarAdvice.com got their hands on one of each, and put this nine-minute video comparison together for our viewing pleasure.

Video



New Lexus LS 600h Is Jam-Packed With Driving Assistance Systems 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Autonomous, LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, reviews, Tech, video on 11 11th, 2017


If you’re building a luxury car to compete with the likes of the BMW 7-Series, Mercedes S-Class and Audi A8, you best fit it with the latest in active safety technology, or risk falling behind.

Lexus knew this all too well while planning their all-new LS saloon, and the end product seems to be pretty future-proof, especially on Japanese roads where you can test out systems like automatic lane-change.

As Carwow’s Mat Watson demonstrates here, the LS is quite good at keeping you and others around you safe, during low speed maneuvers as well as in regular driving scenarios, where the driving assistance systems can take over.

Watson does point out that while the car is able to execute the lane-changing maneuvers safely, the system doesn’t look quite bullet proof. Then again, it’s not like there are any fully autonomous cars out there in the first place.

Another issue he experienced was with the Driver Emergency Stop Assist, a system that is supposed to bring the car to a halt safely if it senses that the driver is incapacitated in any way. Unfortunately, in this instance, the system disengaged before the car came to a complete stop.

VIDEO



Hybrid Lexus LC500h Coupe Shows How Its Weird CVT Works Under Full Load 8
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Hybrids, LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, video on 11 8th, 2017


While the vast majority of press coverage is taken by the V8-powered Lexus LC, there’s also the hybrid version that deserves some attention.

The Lexus LC500h is powered by the company’s so-called Multi Stage Hybrid System which was developed specifically for the needs of their flagship coupe. A 3.5-liter V6 engine that runs on the Atkinson cycle is still combined with two electric motors but the petrol unit gets lightweight valvetrain components and Dual VVT-i while the transmission is a whole new deal.

The system retains the planetary-type CVT known from other Lexus hybrids but the company has added a second four-speed automatic transmission that works in concert with the CVT.

The two gearsets alter output in four stages in order to better utilize the power of the V6 across the speed range. When in manual, the two transmissions provide the effect of 10 ratios for a more engaging feel through the paddles on the steering wheel while in automatic mode Lexus’ AI shift control finds out and selects the gear that suits the driving conditions and driver inputs.

Lexus claims that the combined system output of 354hp isn’t indicative of the LC500h’s performance potential as the addition of the four-speed automatic amplifies the combined power coming from the engine and electric motors, creating greater drive power under acceleration. It also says that the Multi Stage Hybrid System now allows for greater electric assist on lower speeds, enabling the LC500h to drive with its gasoline engine turned off up to speeds of 87mph.

Sounds too complicated? Well, take a look at the video below showing an LC500h sprinting to 260km/h (160mph) from stop and maybe you’ll get a better idea of how the whole thing works. We’re still trying to figure it out too.

VIDEO



Consumer Reports Checks Out The New Lexus LS 4
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, new cars, Reports, reviews, video on 11 4th, 2017


With a $75,000+ starting price, the 2018 Lexus LS needs to be pretty darn good to steal customers away from Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi.

It has a lot going for it starting with the design that brings a bold front end, a coupe-like silhouette, and a sexy rear on the outside, while its interior is able to compete with the best in class, in terms of luxury, and build quality, ConsumerReports said during their short review of the flagship saloon.

Passengers won’t struggle with the rear legroom, but headroom could be a problem for taller people, and since we’re covering the negatives, it’s good to mention that its track pad-based infotainment system can be frustrating to use, especially on the move, as it has many functions buried inside.

The test car came in the LS 500 specification, which means that it’s powered by a new 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, rated at 415hp and 442lb-ft (600Nm) of torque. This version of the car is very agile on straights, needing just 4.5sec to cover the 0-60mph (96km/h) sprint in RWD form, and it feels nimble through corners as well.

The new 10-speed automatic transmission, which is shared with the LC 500, is very smooth, but it can take time to get used to its electronic shifter.

Lexus offers a plethora of safety gear as standard, and even more as optional extras, including the world’s first Intuitive Pedestrian Detection, which makes the LS 500 one of the safest and cleverest cars in the segment.

VIDEO



The Cheapest Running Toyota Land Cruiser In The USA Is Actually Not Terrible 29
Oct
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Lexus LX, Lexus Videos, TOYOTA, Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Videos, used cars, video on 10 29th, 2017


We all have some idea of how risky it is to spend your money on the cheapest used car you can find, but apparently there are some exemptions to the rule, like this 1999 Lexus LX 470 which is basically a Land Cruiser 100 with a snobby face.
Read more »



It Took Lexus 15 Years To Develop The New LC Structural Blue Edition’s Special Paint 9
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, new cars, video on 10 9th, 2017


How much time does it take to develop a new color? If you're Lexus, 15 years. That's how long the research project lasted to create a special shade of blue, called 'Structural Blue', during which they collaborated their Tec Centres in USA and Japan, and VIAVI Solutions Inc.
Read more »



Is This The World’s Loudest Lexus RC F? All Those “Bangs” Say Yes 26
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Armytrix, LEXUS, Lexus RC F, Lexus Videos, tuning, video on 09 26th, 2017


If you're familiar with the Lexus LFA, you probably know that the Japanese automaker is no stranger to making loud supercars.
Read more »



Check Out Some Of The 2018 Lexus LS 500′ Features 19
Sep
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in LEXUS, Lexus LS, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 09 19th, 2017


Despite the fact that Lexus have been keeping a lid on driving impressions for their 5th generation LS, a few lucky people managed to give us a heads up on what we can expect when the car is stationary.
Read more »



New LC 500 Is Exactly What Lexus Needed Right Now 30
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 08 30th, 2017


Having a proper halo model in the range is pretty important for Lexus and the new LC 500 looks like the ideal car for them.
Read more »



40+ Minutes Of POV Drive Should Make You Want A Lexus LC 500 11
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 08 11th, 2017


There are plenty reviews of the Lexus LC 500 out there, but not many of them let you experience it on the road from the driver's seat.
Read more »



40+ Minutes Of POV Drive Should Make You Want A Lexus LC 500 11
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 08 11th, 2017


There are plenty reviews of the Lexus LC 500 out there, but not many of them let you experience it on the road from the driver's seat.
Read more »



40+ Minutes Of POV Drive Should Make You Want A Lexus LC 500 11
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in LEXUS, Lexus LC, Lexus Videos, reviews, video on 08 11th, 2017


There are plenty reviews of the Lexus LC 500 out there, but not many of them let you experience it on the road from the driver's seat.
Read more »



Battle Of The Alternatives: Audi RS5 Vs Lexus RC-F 5
Aug
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi RS5, Audi Videos, LEXUS, Lexus RC F, Lexus Videos, reviews, UK, video on 08 5th, 2017


Let’s say that you’re out in the market for a really fast four-seater coupe but you don’t want a BMW M4 or a Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe. Your only options -if you live in Europe- are either the Audi RS5 or the Lexus RC-F.
Read more »



The Lexus LFA Has The Coolest Turn-Signal Stalk Ever, Period 28
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in LEXUS, Lexus LFA, Lexus Videos, video on 06 28th, 2017


When Lexus set out to create a proper halo model, no one really expected them to give the world a car as good as the LFA.
Read more »







 Category



 Blogroll