Given the way luxury car brands the world over have gravitated towards 2-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine options, it would only be common sense that Lexus' first-ever gas turbo should see applications beyond the NX, and ... [Read More]
In January 1989, the Detroit Auto Show, then a regional dealer event, morphed into the far larger and more significant North American International Auto Show. Among its numerous world debuts, three in particular stand out: the original Dodge Viper R/T 10 concept car and the launch of Nissan and Toyota's full-fledged luxury marques: Infiniti and Lexus. The latter saw its flagship LS 400 sedan go into production in May of that year, with U.S. sales beginning in September 1989, followed by limited exports to Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Curiously, these momentous occasions' 25th, or silver anniversary this year have seen only scant mentions and, to date, only one full-on commemorative edition vehicle. (In stark contrast, Mazda's MX-5 Miata roadster, another car first born in 1989, has unveiled its official 25th Anniversary Edition, for which the 100-car U.S. allocation - out of a total of 1000 to be built - sold out in 10 minutes).
So, which market gets the honors of unveiling Lexus' first 25th-anniversary vehicle? The United States, always the brand's primary and most popular market? Nope, we haven't yet heard a peep in this... [Read More]
Would the Lexus RC F and IS F models benefit from a dual-clutch gearbox?
The IS F has admittedly not caught onto the high-performance luxury segment as well as the Japanese automaker would like. What Lexus was hoping would be a competitor to the BMW M3 has simply become an anomaly in the lineup, not even receiving the same styling and design updates as the standard IS sedan. But now, with the RC F revealed and heading to dealerships before the end of the year, the need of a dual-clutch gearbox is becoming more prevalent.
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Which is why Toyota Motorsport GmbH has been tasked with the job of developing what its calling a manual-shift gearbox, which is likely a dual-clutch transmission. In a recent interview, TMG business operations director Rob Leupen shared the news of the gearbox’s development but also noted that development of hybrid technology for the next-generation IS F is
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