Video Lexus’ 2013 Lineup feat LFA, LF-LC, IS F-Sport, and GS 450H

by Tony West and Jamar Lee

Now that Auto Show Season is over, we picked out our favorite displays from the US Auto Show tour. Lexus had one of the most swagtastic displays at the Chicago Auto Show. For 2013 Lexus fills the void for a high performance hybrid with the LF-LC Concept. And IS answers demand for efficient luxury. And to round out the group Lexus continues to keep tongues wagging with the sexy LFA sports car, and the new Lexus GS and GS350 Turbo sedan.

 

Check out our video of the best and the brightest from Lexus’s 2013 lineup fueaturing the the LFA, GS 450, GS 450H, IS F-Sport, and the LF-LC Concept

 

Lexus LF-LC Concept

The LFA is a premium lightning fast sports car. Its little brother, the mid-size rear-wheel-drive hybrid LF-LC has sex appeal, speed and fuel efficiency. The look of the Lexus LF-LC Concept uses the familiar swag of Lexus’ spindle grille and L-Shaped LED bonnet lip design. But the LF-LC has a more striking design with sharp lines at the hood and the rear and a curvaceous stout body. A lot of the design elements aid in the flow of air and enhance fuel efficiency and traction. And the combination of carbon fiber and aluminum make the LF-LC lightweight and agile. The LF-LC’s exterior and the interior design epitomize the successful new Lexus swag. The glass roof with high arched console gives the feeling of being in the cockpit of a spaceship. The LF-LC uses a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor. A high performance battery generates and redistributes power to the electric motor. The 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle D-45 direct injection engine delivers 500 horsepower (372 kW). Read more…

 

Lexus LFA

The LFA is Lexus’ exotic sports coupe with 202 mph on the dash and a powerful 4.8 liter V10 engine. Read more…

 

Lexus GS350

The 3.5 liter V6 engine is powerful; the car is beyond safe with dual front, side curtain, side mounted and passenger knee airbags; and most of the controls for the suspension, media, and navigation utilize a Remote Touch system with a mouse and screen that sits in the dash. And the Lexus GS turns heads. The body is sleek, the paint job was real fresh. And it went zoom with me barely hitting the gas because of its 277 foot pounds of active torque, all-wheel drive, and the sporty suspension. Read more…

 

Lexus IS 350 Sport

The more rigid, more spacious 3rd generation IS has impressive sport enhancements combined with a ton of options for optimal safety and luxury. Lexus calls this new design, “aggressive elegance.” Two IS models go on sale this Summer, the IS 250 and the IS 350. The IS 250 has a 2.5 liter V6 engine with 204 horsepower and 185lb-ft of torque. And the thrilling IS 350 F-Sport boast a 3.5 liter V6 direct injected engine with 306 horsepower and 277lb-ft of torque. Both models are made for excitement on the road. Adapted from the popular GS is the multilink rear suspension with a revised front suspension. The IS 350 F-Sport has the sportier 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission. Both models have available all weather drive system and 3 drive modes: Eco; Normal; and Sport. Lexus optimizes efficiency and gives that option to the driver in a user friendly control.

The Lexus IS models have a plethora of options and packages. The F-Sport package is available with the IS 250 models and IS 350 RWD and AWD models. Perks to the F-Sport package include 18” wheels, customized interior, Adaptive Variable Suspension-which allows the adjustment between normal and Sport S or Sport+ suspension tuning, and paddle shifters with a G-Force Artificial Intelligence System.

Lexus does a great job creating an affordable luxury sports whip that’s versatile and cool looking. The 2014 Lexus IS cockpit is more driver-focused than previous models because the interior design is derived from the LFA super sports car. The driver has optimal comfort and control of all the accouterments. Accouterments that include dual-zone climate control, remote touch navigation, a 4.2” color display, and Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System with 15 speakers. Read more…