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PostHeaderIcon Pops’ Rants: Dumb Decisions Made in Japan

Nothing like a Friday 13th to end your work week, huh? Well, I’m not the superstitious type, but it’s on this day that I found out that Honda isn’t making a baby NSX. And that’s particularly upsetting since the design patent believed to be an upcoming sports car turned out to be just another Vision Gran Turismo thing. Nothing like getting a virtual car for a video game instead of an actual vehicle that could be really cool. Yuck!

In case you’re not familiar with the matter, a design patent that surfaced the web a while back hinted at a new Honda sports car. Its design was based on the bonkers NSX, it had a mid-engined layout, and it was smaller. This also meant it was lighter and more affordable. Like a dream come true, right? Well, it’s not gonna happen. Honda just wanted to make a Vision car for the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport video game. What a sad day…

Continue reading for the full story.

We Want It, Honda Needs It!


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“Come on Honda, we need a new S2000 but with the engine behind the seats”

The NSX is cool and all, but it’s also extremely expensive for the average Joe. And that’s exactly why a baby NSX is a good idea. Let’s say it would be a great competitor for the Porsche Cayman with a price tag between $55,000 to $60,000. Without an electric motor of course. Or at least with the option to get a range-topping hybrid model, but with a gasoline-only base car that delivers around 300 horsepower. And Honda would benefit greatly from such an offering, especially in the U.S.

But no, they’re more interested in having a Vision Gran Turismo car in a stupid video game. Yeah, I know, marketing and stuff, but it’s still an awful idea when you don’t have that many exciting cars on offer. Come on Honda, we need a new S2000 but with the engine behind the seats. Make it happen already!

Lexus Loves to Waste Time


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“Why in the hell would you spend 15 years to make a special paint?”

Now listen to this! Lexus just launched a new paint for LC coupe, and it made a big deal about how it spent 15 years to create it. Yup, 15 years. Not weeks or months, 15 freaking years. For paint. That thing that gets scratched and fades away from enduring sunny, hot summers after snowy, freezing winters.

The new paint is called Structural Blue, and you saw it for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show. Granted, it’s gorgeous to look, and it’s not the typical blue you get from other carmakers. But it’s still paint, and it’s still blue. It’s far from amazing. So why the big fuss? Well, Lexus says it spent a lot of time to create a color that’s “more blue” than anything seen before. Much sense, such wow!

“I can live without the bluest blue out there”

Okay, okay, this one’s is more serious to read: Lexus says the specific hue it wanted to create was so complex that it required 40 separate layers. Sounds difficult and expensive to create. So it worked on it until it managed to obtain it with just a seven-layer structure. That’s great progress from a technique point of view, but I’m still missing on what they actually did in those 15 years.

And why in the hell would you spend 15 years to make a special paint? Entire cars need less than that to be designed, built, showcased, and launched. Heck, in 15 years we get two and a half generations of any popular car out there. That’s five models including the facelifts. Maybe Lexus should spend more time on improving some of its design. I can live without the bluest blue out there, but I can’t stand that ugly front grille and headlamps arrangement. Get your damn priorities straight!

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Acura NSX


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Read our full review on the 2019 Acura Baby NSX.

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Read our full review on the 2018 Lexus LS Structural Blue.

PostHeaderIcon Wald Lexus LC 500 Styling Kit Preview

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Behold the magnificence of the soon-to-be-released Wald Lexus LC 500. If you have ordered any other styling kit for your upcoming LC just cancel the order and wait for this, because Wald’s offering is, well, I mean, just look at it. It’s awesome!

Japanese tuner Wald International has a unique touch and their kits, even if they share some of their design cues with other products, always have an x-factory, a little extra something that make them different and instantly recognizable as a Wald kit. With the Wald Lexus LC 500 the designers seem to have gone the extra mile to make sure the car is different to the standard car as a whole different model, and they seem to have pulled it off. Of course, we need to see the finished product before making a judgment, but it looks half as good as this teaser we’d say that’s a job well done.

Wald Lexus LC 500 styling package includes, based on the teaser, a front spoiler lip, new mesh grilles, extremely cool aero pieces on the front bumper, Porsche  RS-style fender vents, dynamic side skirts, and one would assume, an enormous rear diffuser and boot lid wing. Wald also suuplies fancy wheels and exhaust systems, but no power upgrade at this time.

The post Wald Lexus LC 500 Styling Kit Preview appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon Lexus LC 500

The Lexus LF-LC originally debuted at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and since then, Lexus debuted the LF-LC Concept 2. Later in 2015, we got our hands on some spy photos of the LF-LC testing under camo in production form. It has been few years of constant teasing, but Lexus has finally unveiled the Lexus LC500 – the production variant of the LF-LC that we’ve been waiting for.

As you can see from a quick look, the LC500 isn’t all that different from the previous LF-LC concepts that we’ve seen. It is still the same low-sitting, dramatically styled coupe that will probably prove to be the best thing to come out of Lexus in a long time. With its unveiling, we’ve learned a lot about the 2+2 coupe that promises to be the future of Lexus, and to be honest, I can’t wait to see it on the street.

Akio Toyoda, a Master Driver and Chief Brand Officer for Lexus, said, “The LC 500 has been an important product for Lexus and me personally. A few years ago, we decided to guide the future of the brand with products that had more passion and distinction in the luxury market. This flagship luxury coupe’s proportions, stunning design and performance make a strong statement about our brand’s emotional direction and will grow the Lexus luxury appeal globally.”

Of course, it’s not like you’ll see one at every corner. We’re not aware of pricing yet, but given the dramatic design and the details at hand, the car is sure to be reserved for those of the wealthier population. With that said, let’s take a look at Lexus’ new flagship luxury coupe and all the greatness that is Lexus LC500.

Update 3/20/2017: Lexus has announced pricing for the Lexus LC 500 and LC 500H. Check out our prices section below for all of the details.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Lexus LF-LC.


PostHeaderIcon Get Ready, The Lexus LC F Is Coming

The Lexus LC is shaping up to be a legitimate contender to the established order of German sports cars, but as well-developed as the LC currently is, it still doesn’t have a range-topping model to call its own. Well, that’s all about to change now that parent company Toyota has officially filed trademarks to the names “LC F” and “Lexus LC F.

Granted, trademark filings aren’t automatic signs that a company is going to use the names it’s securing for a soon-to-be-released production model. For all we know, Toyota’s simply protecting the names so that other companies can’t use it. This is different though. The Lexus LC F is a car that’s on it’s way. You can take that to the bank.

Consider this: Lexus wants the LC to become its answer to established sports cars like the Porsche 911. It’s an ambitious goal, but it can be done if the automaker has the horses to make the 911 sweat. Here’s the thing though. The current LC lineup peaks with the LC 500 and its 471-horsepower and 398-pound-feet of torque numbers. Those are good numbers, but not good enough if Lexus hopes to truly compete against a car like the Porsche 911, let alone its two top-dog variants, the 540-horsepower 911 Turbo and the 580-horsepower 911 Turbo S.

A range-topping LC F would help fill that void for Lexus. It’s going to have to develop the heck out of it, but with the options it has at its disposal – don’t sleep on the LC F getting some form of turbos or even hybrid assistance – it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to see the LC F packing some serious punch that can knock down a German titan or two.

Remember, these trademarks filings aren’t clear indications of the LC F. But let’s not kid ourselves either. The model is coming and it’s coming for Germany’s finest.

Continue after the jump to read the full story.


PostHeaderIcon Lexus LC GT3

Lexus has loads of experience in the world of GT3 racing. Most recently, the Japanese manufacturer backed track-prepped derivatives of the SC430 for its homegrown SuperGT series, as well as a GTE-spec variant of the LFA. Lexus’ latest effort is the RC F GT3 racecar, which launched as an integral part of the automaker’s motorsports program going into 2016. Realistically, the RC F has a good deal of development ahead of it before its ready to go for a title shot, but regardless, there’s still a chance we may see another GT3 racer out of Lexus sometime in the future. Why? Simple – there’s a new flagship on the block. It’s called the LC 500, and it’s a sports coupe instilled with Lexus’ sporting intentions front to back, making it a prime candidate for racing glory.

If Lexus does decide to move forward with a competition-ready LC GT3 racer, it’ll probably see action at events like the 24 Hours Nurburgring and benefit from the support of go-faster wizards from Gazoo Racing. But what’ll it look like, both on the outside and under the skin?

We wanted to know, so we penned a rendering and drummed up a little speculation.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Lexus LC GT3.


PostHeaderIcon Lexus LC 500h Specs Revealed

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So a few days after Lexus announced the debut of the hybrid LC Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese automaker has now released the specs and details of the car. Lexus LC 500h features a new Multi Stage Hybrid System tuned for better responsiveness and performance than conventional hybrids.

The core of Lexus LC 500h’s hybrid powertrain is a 3.5 liter V6 petrol unit and it’s connected to a powerful electric motor fed by lithium-ion battery pack. The system has a combined output of 354 horsepower and is connected to a 4-speed automatic gearbox mounted at the rear. This results in “better acceleration feel” but the actual 0 to 100 km/h time is about 5 seconds which is hardly impressive these days. Just like the normal LC, this car is also rear-wheel-drive.

Although Lexus 500h benefits from many weight saving measures, including aluminium front hood and fenders, aluminium door skins mounted on a carbon fibre structure, a carbon and glass composite boot lid, aluminium front suspension towers, ultra-compact LED headlamps, available forged alloy wheels and carbon fibre roof, it is still on the heavy side. So no, if you are looking for sporty handling and stuff like that, this car is not for you. But if you want luxury, comfort and style, not many cars come close.

Design is really the main strength of Lexus LC, regular or hybrid. This will probably be the only take on the spindle grille people are not going to criticize, because the package on the whole looks so amazing, you just don’t care. The car measures 4,760 mm long, 1,920 mm wide, and 1,345 mm tall, and boasts a wheelbase of 2,870 mm.

Among the main technology features, we can mention Pre-Crash Safety (PCS) system with a pedestrian detection function, All-speed Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping Assist (LKA), and Automatic High Beam (AHB) headlamp technology.

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The post Lexus LC 500h Specs Revealed appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon Lexus LC 500h

It’s been a little more than two months since we entered a new calendar year and Toyota is arguably the busiest automaker out there. On one hand it decided to axe the Scion sub-brand, while on the other hand, it is working on an expansion program for the Lexus division, which received a brand-new member at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. It is called the LC 500 — it’s drop dead gorgeous, and sports the RC-F’s naturally aspirated V-8 under the hood. We’ve already speculated about the possibility of getting an LC F and LC 500 Convertible in the coming years, and Lexus has just announced that the luxury coupe will go hybrid.

The first derivative of the LC 500 family will break cover at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show and, unsurprisingly, will be sold as the LC 500h. The new vehicle will expand Lexus’ hybrid lineup to seven nameplates, but more importantly, it will become the company’s first two-door with a blue badge on its nose.

The two-door hybrid, which is also based on the LF-LC concept., will debut alongside the LF-FC study, which made its first appearance at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015. The LC 500h will break cover on March 1st, so make sure you stick around for the full rundown and live photos from Geneva. Meanwhile, keep reading to find out what we already know about Lexus’ first hybrid coupe.

Updated 02/18/2016: Lexus dropped the official specifications and a series of new images for its latest LC 500h.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2017 Lexus LC 500h.


PostHeaderIcon Lexus LC F

After more than two years of constant teasing and two concept cars, Lexus has finally unveiled its new 2+2 coupe at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show. Dubbed LC 500, the new coupe is stunning to look at, has a luxurious interior, and comes with a stout, naturally aspirated V-8 powerplant, making it one of the most exciting Lexus products yet. And, despite having two extra seats and missing a V-10 powerplant, the LC 500 is already being considered a successor to the mighty LFA.

While the two have very little in common as far as underpinnings go, I can totally understand why Lexus enthusiasts are comparing it to the LFA. The LC 500 has a strong presence, a low-slung stance, and it blends luxury and sportiness under the same roof. Granted, it’s nowhere near as powerful as the LFA, but what if Lexus is planning to release a more potent version later on? This question prompted us to render an F-badged version of the LC 500.

No, Lexus hasn’t confirmed such a model is underway, but as you may have already noticed, we like to speculate a lot about future products. And, since we’ve nailed quite a few models recently, we decided to go ahead and preview what a high-performance LC F would bring to the table.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Lexus LC F.


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