>As a car buyer, you may know that Lexus cars are among the top names for luxury vehicle specifications, being the luxury division of the Japanese Toyota Motor Company. But did you know that Lexus is also a performance vehicle manufacturer? Today we look into the best Lexus sports cars the company has to offer.
Back in 1983, the Toyota chairman set a challenge to construct the world’s greatest vehicle. This challenge prompted Toyota to begin a top-secret project, code-named ‘Flagship One’ (F1), ultimately leading to the Lexus LS 400.
Lexus F models at Goodwood Festival of Speed
After an extended development process to create the perfect car that cost over US$1 billion, the Lexus LS 400 was launched in 1989. Since then, Lexus has ventured into developing coupe’s, convertibles, SUVs, and even sports cars!
From 1989 to the twenty-first century, Lexus has come a long way in a short period developing the perfect mix of luxury and performance in cars.
Since then, Lexus has been on a roll, and in just a decade, the luxury brand has produced several eye-opening sports cars.
Here’s our list of the best Lexus sports cars:
Lexus GS FLexus RC F Track EditionLexus Hybrid LC500 HLexus 2021 LC 500 convertible inspiration seriesLexus LC 500Lexus LFALexus LFA Nürburgring Package
Here’s a closer look at the 7 best Lexus sports cars:
7. Lexus GS F
Known for its spacious interiors, comfortable ride quality, and muscular personality, this luxury car from Lexus is popular for its high-revving 5.0-liter V8 engine that outputs 467 horsepower and 389 NM of torque.
With its distinctive exhaust system that transmits a rumbling baritone notes from its signature stacked exhaust pipes, the GS F has the sounds to match its performance.
Its rigid structure, responsive yet compliant suspension system, and powerful Brembo braking system all combine to enable the Lexus GS F to devour curves.
The naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 in the GS F is constructed for high strength and low weight, and able to sprint to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds with a top track speed of 168 mph.
6. Lexus RC F Track Edition
Similar to the GS F in many ways however the RC F is a two-door coupe that is more performance focussed compared to the GS F, it’s four-door comfortable saloon brother.
The Lexus RC F Track Edition is a limited production vehicle for sport car buffs. It combines the luxury and craftsmanship of the conventional RC F with performance upgrades normally featured in exotic sportscars.
The 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 is rated at 472 horsepower at 7,100 rpm and 395 pound-feet of torque at 4,800 rpm. With electronic launch control as standard, the RC F Track edition can sprint to 60 mph in just 3.96 seconds and a top speed limited to 168 mph.
The Track Edition delivers a more exclusive interior appearance, with Circuit Red leather-trimmed seats with Alcantara accents being standard. Another sporty feature of this Lexus car is the red carbon trim that features on the doors and dashboard.
5. Lexus Hybrid LC500 H
Lexus launched the world’s first luxury hybrid 15 years ago, with the 2021 Hybrid LC500 H continuing to be a frontrunner in technology by featuring the first-ever multistage hybrid.
Like other Lexus model hybrid arrangements, the LC 500h Multi-stage Hybrid System pairs a gasoline engine with two electric motors.
The powerful electric motors are merged with an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine. Combined, the hybrid powertrain produces a generous 354 horsepower delivered to the rear wheels.
By: Sports Car Digest
Title: Best Lexus Sports Cars to Date: 7 Sensational Vehicles to Drive Today
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/lexus-sports-cars/
Published Date: Mon, 31 May 2021 23:09:01 +0000
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