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    Lexus GS F super sedan revealed

    2016 Lexus GS F

    New BMW M5 rivalling Lexus GS F revealed ahead of the 2015 Detroit motor show.

    Lexus has taken the wraps off its new flagship performance sedan, the GS F, ahead of the model’s official public debut in Detroit next week. The new model will battle with the BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz E63 and Audi RS7 in the high-horsepower sedan segment when it goes on sale later this year. However, the Lexus may be turning up to a gun fight with nothing but fists and knives as its arsenal. Because, while the Lexus GS F’s 5.0-litre V8 offers more displacement than its BMW and Audi rivals, it produces around 100hp less.

    2016 Lexus GS F

    2016 Lexus GS F

    The GS F employs the same naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 fitted to the recently launched RC F performance coupe, but with 467hp and 389lb-ft the motor gets no power boost in this larger sedan application. Performance figures are being kept quiet for now but we’d be very surprised if the Lexus could keep an M5 or E63 in its rear view mirror in a straight line drag race with both German cars offering more than 100 additional horsepowers and a massive slug of extra turbocharged torque.

    2016 Lexus GS F

    2016 Lexus GS F

    Like all Lexus F models the new GS is strictly rear wheel drive only and features an eight-speed torque converter automatic gearbox. An electronically controlled torque vectoring rear differential with three different modes has also been fitted, while the base GS structure has been stiffened for more precise handling.

    2016 Lexus GS F

    2016 Lexus GS F

    The GS F rides on 19-inch multi-spoke alloys wrapped in 275/35 rear tyres and 255/35 fronts. Other visual enhancements include new headlights with three distinctive clusters as well as ‘tick’ shaped day-time running LEDs. A more aggressive front bumper has also been fitted and matched to a new rear diffuser with quad stacked exhaust tips. Indoors, the GS F is fitted with sports leather seats with Alcantara and carbon fibre trim pieces.

    The new Lexus GS F will be revealed in full at the Detroit motor show next week.

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  • Reviews

    The Lexus GS 450h Combines Comfort & Efficiency With Elegance & Aggression

    The Lexus GS 450h is a hybrid that has all the elegance and aggression of its petrol counterparts. We took a test drive of the new luxurious Sedan and were well and truly blown away.

    First Impressions – Exterior
    At a quick first glance, the Lexus GS 450h looks like your standard luxury Lexus, you know the one you’re used to seeing your wealthy family friends drive? They’re normally lawyers or doctors more often than not.

    On closer inspection though, there appears to be something different to this particular Lexus. Something a little unnerving that you can’t quite put your finger on, but in a good way. It’s not the striking Riviera Red exterior that cries out elegance, it’s something else, something subtle but something that leaves you with the impression that this Lexus is up to no good.

    Some simple design changes to the front grill really leaves you with this feeling that this Lexus is a bad boy, it oozes aggression and seduction and you better be prepared for something a little unexpected!

    This wasn’t supposed to be the case of course. We expected the comfort and luxury that comes with the Lexus name. But, when we learned this Lexus was a Hybrid, we tried to lower our expectations because somethings gotta give right? Wrong!

    lexus gs-450h

    First Impressions – Interior
    Upon entering the car, you can’t help feel like you’ve stepped into your own shoes 20 years from now. It kinda feels good though, the wooden trim and the perforated leather interior makes you feel like you’ve just left the country club after reading a few leather bound books and are on your way home to sip an old fashioned in your loafers.

    Turning on the ignition is a bit of an anti climax and we did have to double check the engine was actually on a few times, but this is to be expected for a Hybrid. The driver memory system is pretty cool though and makes up for the lack of engine noise.

    The steering wheel and seats automatically adjust themselves to your comfort preference on entry making you feel like this car is has something exciting prepared for you and is providing you with a sense of security.

    lexus gs-450h interior

    The Ride
    On the road, the drive is smooth, calm and effortless. The blind spot monitor is a super convenient option and makes life so much easier on the highway. The steering is a little delicate, but personal preference can decide if this is a good or bad thing.

    The 3.5 liter V8 engine and electric Drive motor with Lexus Hybrid Drive is basically translated as ‘this car has a bad boy button’ to people like you and me. However, the difference isn’t all that much, and we mean that in a way that suggests the ECO mode is pretty impressive in terms of providing you with that sporty, aggressive drive.

    It reaches 0-60 in just over 4 seconds in this mode and in terms of fuel economy, 31 MPG means that we don’t see why you’d feel obliged to hit that bad boy button? Petrol heads would perhaps have a different opinion, but the GS 450h really does give you the best of both worlds.

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    The Comfort
    There are a whole host of cool convenient and comfortable features for the car. It’s naturally comfortable as a Lexus always will be but the most impressive for us was the air conditioned centre console that kept our bottles of water surprisingly chilled on a very hot day. The Mark Levinson Premium, 17-speaker surround sound audio system really packs a punch, adding to that aggressive yet sophisticated experience.

    What Turns Us On
    The hybrid drivetrain is the standout feature of the Lexus GS450h. Economy wise, its great value with an estimated annual fuel cost of just $1800.

    What Turns Us Off
    The Lexus remote touch cabin controller, a rectangular joystick was a pain in the backside to use. It was too responsive and a few times it was easier to just go old school and use the unsafe buttons on the dashboard. Something as easy as stopping the navigation system also proved difficult

    Lasting Impression
    With an impressive fuel economy for a car of this class along with an aggressive look and a comfortable ride that has a real kick you really can get the best of both worlds with the 2014 Lexus GS 450h.

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  • News/ Tech

    Lexus’ brings cool 3D advertising to this Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue (VIDEO)

    Having driven its RC F into the party at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, Lexus is making the most of the exposure. We recently saw the blue coupe showing off its L-Finesse curves with a curvaceous Lisalla Montenegro. And a new video shows how the magazine ad will also work without a bikinied sidekick, showing off the Lexus’ own body and sounds in a 3D app for iOS and Android.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eBB1Iz6Gaw

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  • Celebrity Cars

    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated (PHOTOS)

    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated

    Sports, Cars and Beautiful Women = The perfect Marketing Campaign, Maserati is the latest to team up with Sports Illustrated and the phenomenal Heidi Klum…

    When sports and cars come together, the world “super” often comes up – whether it’s a high-performance super sports car, a racing series (like Japan’s Super GT, Australia’s V8 Supercars or Italy’s Superstars series), the latest crop of Super Bowl ads from the world’s automakers or a supermodel posing with a car in the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

    This year’s edition already saw Lisalla Montenegro cozying up to the new Lexus RC F, but it’s not the only pairing to be found between an import luxury performance machine and a swimsuit model. The new 50th anniversary edition of the popular bikini special features a seven-page pictorial titled “Beyond the Swimsuit” shot by Francesco Carrozzini.

    The spread features the inimitable Heidi Klum posing beside and inside various Maserati models – including the new Ghibli S Q4, the GranTurismo MC Trofeo race car and the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna concept. Of course it’s not the first time we’re seeing a leggy blonde stepping out of Modena’s finest – a role often taken up by one Jodie Kidd, to say nothing of the rich and beautiful in exotic locales the world over – but it’s a pairing of which we’ll never grow tired.

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    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated
    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated
    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated
    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustrated
    Heidi Klum And Maserati Go Beyond The Swimsuit For Sports Illustratedvia: Autoblog 

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  • Hints & Tips/ Top 10s

    Affordable-ish Rides That Will Get You Laid and Others That, Well Won’t!

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’t

    If there is one thing that I have taken away from mainstream media, it is that a sexy vehicle will attract an equally sexy woman. But with so many on the market how do you know which ones are really “chick magnets”? [said in best Borat voice]  Don’t fret any longer; I have compiled a list of the most affordable rides on the market to get you laid, and some to avoid like the plague.

    The Good:

    2014 Chevrolet Corvette

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’tImage via Autoblog

    Let’s assume for a moment that you have $60,000 lying around to spend on the best wingman money can buy, the 2014 Corvette Convertible.  If you do; then consider purchasing this triple threat that will have ladies dropping their jaws, tops, and panties.

    2014 Lexus IS

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’tImage via Uncrate

    A Lexus screams luxury and sexiness. The IS series offers up a range of options that are not only affordable, but also a great value.  Take this beauty for a night out and she may not even be the prettiest thing you come home with.

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    2014 Ford Mustang 

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’tImage via GTSpirit

    A little more reasonably priced, this baby combines the old-school muscle car with a fresh, sleek look.  Pull back the retractable roof and speed down the highway in this American classic. Before you know it, your girl’s hair in the wind won’t be the only thing being blown.

    The Badass:

    2014 Jeep Wrangler

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’tImage via WakPaper

    Are you a rough and rugged manly man? Well even if you aren’t you can still pull the wool over the ladies eyes with the help from a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Nothing says fun like a Wrangler and if own one then you’ll see they can pull a lot more than trailers.

    2014 Chevy Silverado

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’tImage via AutoBlog

    Guys, let’s face it, women love a man who can take control. Nothing says that more than a heavy-duty pickup truck.  The 2014 Silverado is the perfect truck to lasso in your damsel in distress. In no time you will be (cough cough) “like a rock”.

    The Classics Restored

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’tImage via Roadrunner

    A restored muscle car or even Volkswagen shaggin’ wagon, will aid in your various sexcapades.  Restoring a vehicle will show ladies that you can take time and be delicate with fragile parts. It also broadens your casting net, opening windows of opportunity for nostalgic lays.

    The Ugly:

    The Prius

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’t Image via Gas2org

    Sure it is popular to be environmentally conscious, but is it sexy? Doubtful! The Prius screams pansy and as we mentioned earlier, girls want a strong, confident man. Who cares about how much gas costs or whether you are leaving a huge carbon footprint on the environment? If you think a girl is going to get in bed with you because you drive a Prius, then you need to stop using that artificial sugar from your Indie coffee shop.

    Toyota Camry

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’tImage via Wikipedia

    The Camry is one of the most reliable and well known cars available. This is exactly the reason that no girl is going to want to sleep with you for driving one. A girl is not looking for boring and predictable, oh contraire, they want exciting and dangerous. You just are not going to find that in a Camry. Sure, your parents would love for you to drive a Camry because they know you can’t possibly get into trouble in one, but where’s the fun in that?

    The Minivan

    Affordable-ish Rides that will get you laid and others that, well won’t Image via AutoBlog

    This atrocious automobile offers little to nothing for the male specie looking to get laid. Aside from room to perform the act, the vehicles only other benefit is likely to be a backseat DVD Player. It will be a tough task, but if you are able to coax a lady back into the van, you can at least salvage the night with a nice movie. Avoid the minivan or any other van for that matter at all cost!

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  • Videos

    Lexus RC F Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)

    Lexus RC F Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)

    If there is one way to get a guys attention it is to put a hot car with a hot girl and Lexus have taken note by creating one of the hottest car commercials ever for their RC F model.

    Lexus has sponsored the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition with four pages in the magazine in addition to a presence at the launch events in New York and Florida. The Japanese automaker also plans on producing plenty of digital content with the magazine next month, though it’s given us a preview of what to expect.

    Don’t miss: 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe: Full Details, Live Photos And Video From Debut (VIDEO)

    In addition to the advertising and sponsorship of the Swimsuit edition, Lexus will be taking advantage of the app called Aurasma, which recognizes photos. When the app recognizes the car, it will launch a digital video experience. In other words, users will be able to take a static photo and turn it into a full digital experience on their smartphones or tablets.

    All of the moves in the marketing world will be complemented by a redesign of the automaker’s website, but for now, enjoy the video Lexus has shared with us featuring a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.
    via: autoguide

    Sit back and watch the video and check out the awesome photos below. The Lexus RC F has just gotten even better!

    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)
    Lexus RC F  Join With Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue To Create Sexiest Car Ad Ever! (VIDEO)via: Youtube

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  • Latest Release/ Videos

    2015 Lexus RC F Coupe: Full Details, Live Photos And Video From Debut (VIDEO)

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    The 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe is officially here, and it’s a looker, to be sure. But does it have the chops to back up its sporty appearance? With Lexus’ most powerful V-8 engine under the hood, the answer is a resounding yes.

    But we’ll get to the performance specs a little later, because the RC F is probably the best looking Lexus vehicles we’ve seen since the LFA. With perhaps the most aggressive implementation of Lexus’ new spindle grille yet, the RC F’s nose announces its presence from miles away. Sharp, angular lights and vents cast in curving, complex surfaces that wrap around to the flowing, aerodynamically sculpted fenders and sides.

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    A carbon fiber package is also available and offers a clear coated carbon fiber roof and active rear spoiler drawn from the LFA production experience.

    This active rear spoiler is incorporated into the trunk lid to provide down force at speeds of more than 50 mph.

    In the handling department, the rear-wheel-drive RC F has front and rear coil-spring independent suspension, with monotube gas-filled shock absorbers and ball-jointed stabilizer bars. Unsprung weight is reduced by the adoption of 19-inch forged aluminum wheels available in three different styles. The RC F also uses a torque vectoring system, a first for a Lexus, and the brakes are from Brembo.

    Powering the car is a 5.0-liter V-8 engine, tuned to deliver in excess of 450 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This is an evolved version of the engine in the outgoing IS F and uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds for enhanced fuel economy and then switches to the Otto cycle at higher revs for greater performance. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters.

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    Top speed has been electronically limited to 168 mph and the 0-60 mph time should be better than that of the outgoing IS F, which needed about 4.6 seconds to accomplish the feat.

    Inside, the new RC F Coupe is rather standard Lexus, though perked up a bit.

    Looking quite a lot like the IS sedan’s dash and console, the RC F’s main cabin interfaces are straightforward, clean, and modern, if rather stark. At the least, it should prove familiar and easy to use–two things we’re never opposed to in a car built for speed.

    New for Lexus is an elliptical cross-section thick-grip steering wheel. This is joined by seats with a high back and constructed using an integrated foaming technique that creates a highly supportive and taut fitting seat with trim material that stays fixed. A digital gauge cluster alters according to whatever driving mode is selected and shows a speedometer, differential torque vectoring monitor, G-Force meter, oil and water temperature gauges, mileage information and a stopwatch.

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    For more from the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, click here.

    via: Motor Authority

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  • Reviews

    2015 Lexus RC F Coupe Revealed Before Detroit Auto Show (PHOTOS)

    The 2015 Lexus RC F Coupe is officially here, and it’s a looker, to be sure. But does it have the chops to back up its sporty appearance?

    Perhaps the best implementation of Lexus’ avant garde “spindle grille” yet, the RC F’s nose announces its presence from miles away. Sharp, angular lights and vents cast in curving, complex surfaces wrap around to the flowing, aerodynamically sculpted fenders and sides. The wide, flared rear fenders catch the falling arch of the roofline as they both meet at the rear bumper, itself faceted and featured to mirror the nose.

    Inside, the new RC F Coupe is rather standard Lexus, though perked up a bit. Looking quite a lot like the IS sedan’s dash and console, the RC F’s main cabin interfaces are straightforward, clean, and modern, if rather stark. At the least, it should prove familiar and easy to use–two things we’re never opposed to in a car built for speed.

    As to whether the RC F’s performance chops will match is design aesthetic, it’s not yet clear; Lexus hasn’t graced us with the full details just yet. Full power, performance, and equipment details will have to wait for the car’s official public unveiling at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show on January 14.

    2015 Lexus RC F

    Lexus has revealed that an optional active rear spoiler will be offered, deploying at speeds above 50 mph, then retracting when speeds fall below 25 mph. Lexus says the spoiler improves high-speed stability. The only other performance-related detail: three sets of 19-inch wheels will be offered, all forged aluminum.

    We do, however, have some expectations for the RC F’s capabilities.

    As the successor, in spirit at least, to the IS F sedan, the new RC F Coupe will take its place as Lexus’ highest-performance car attainable by ordinary mortals. Reports have hinted at output around the 455 horsepower mark, carbon fiber body work, and a suspension tuned to take the fight to the best the Germans have to offer in the midsize sport coupe class. Under the hood, a 5.0-liter V-8, updated from the IS F but sharing its key metrics, is expected. Rear-wheel drive, an 8-speed automatic transmission, and some performance tricks learned with the LFA are also tipped as standard gear.

    We’ll know more about the RC F Coupe when it hits the stage in Detroit in a few days’ time, but for now, you can ogle the photos of the curvaceously angular, be-gilled, and rather sexy little coupe. When you’re done, there are also spy photos and spy video of the car undergoing development to ponder.

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