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Lexus said building a 600HP monster coupe to revamp reputation

Lexus said building a 600HP monster coupe to revamp reputation

Lexus may not be the first car brand that comes to mind when you think of outrageously extreme performance vehicles, but that may change if rumors of a twin-turbo production version of the striking LF-LC concept toting 600HP+ pan out. Likely to launch as the Lexus SC F, the hottest of the SC coupe range will supposedly have a meatier version of the 5.0 V8 set to power the top-spec Lexus RC F.

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2015 Lexus NX first-drive: Crossover Crunchtime

2015 Lexus NX first-drive: Crossover Crunchtime

The 2015 Lexus NX isn’t your accountant’s Lexus. Aggressively designed, and breaking new ground for Lexus with its first turbocharged engine, the new NX attempts to distill what has worked for the RX into a package more appealing to hip urbanites, young families, and those who might more regularly find mountain bikes in their trunk than Whole Foods bags. True to recent form, there’s even a warmed-up F SPORT version to offset the hybrid worthiness just a little. The NX doesn’t hit the US officially until the end of this year, but I grabbed some early time behind the wheel to see how it’s shaping up.

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2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT revealed with wild GT3 Concept

2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT revealed with wild GT3 Concept

Lexus has outed the third version of its new RC coupe, the 2015 Lexus RC 350 F SPORT, a heated-up version set to debut at the Geneva Motor Show early in March. Slotting in-between the RC 350 introduced last November, and the monstrous 450HP V8 RC F widely expected to replace the IS F, the 2015 RC 350 F SPORT has a 306HP V6 and a new styling package, along with an upgrade to the the suspension and handling systems.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/10/14: HTC low, 2014 Lexus IS F, Flappy Out

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/10/14: HTC low, 2014 Lexus IS F, Flappy Out

It's a dark day in the world of ultra-popular apps as we've come to (sarcastically) realize that we'll no longer be seeing any more Flappy Bird updates. The developer of Flappy Bird has decided that it was all too much, speaking on the massive amount of attention he'd received over the game, shutting the app down entirely this weekend. Now we've got to head to eBay to buy iPhones with the game pre-installed - no joke, that's a real thing. Also we've reviewed the 2014 Lexus IS F, if you'd like to get up close and personal with it.

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2014 Lexus IS F Review

2014 Lexus IS F Review

The 2014 Lexus IS F is an anachronism. Latest - and potentially last - in a line of performance sedans, its 416 HP, 5.0-liter V8 engine and Fuji racetrack tuned chassis spawned the F SPORT brand with which Lexus is now attempting to massage its reputation from Nyquil-on-wheels to automotive madness. Problem is, the IS F faces forced retirement from inside Lexus itself, squeezed out by the 2015 RC F Coupe and hotter - more affordable - versions of the regular IS. So, does the IS F go out with a bang, or a whimper, and should we prepare to mourn its $64k passing? We dried our eyes and slipped behind the wheel to find out.

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Lexus RC F performance coupe distills LFA for mainstream

Lexus RC F performance coupe distills LFA for mainstream

Lexus has taken the wraps off of the 2015 Lexus RC F, the F SPORT version of the new coupe with more than 450 HP from a 5.0L 32-valve V8 engine. Freshly unveiled at NAIAS 2014 today, the RC F is the performance iteration of the Lexus RC coupe first announced back in November, with a more aggressive spindle grill up-front - including F-mesh patterning - a new hood design with extra cooling, an integrated spoiler akin to that of the LFA, and an optional carbon fiber roof and other aero details.

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Lexus RC F coupe ramps up driving experience, premieres next week

Lexus RC F coupe ramps up driving experience, premieres next week

The Lexus RC F coupe, a sporty new option built upon the original RC coupe, will be shown off at the upcoming North American Auto Show taking place next week on January 14. With this model comes a variety of new features, among them being wider tires and wheels, as well as the addition of air scoops, cooling ducts, an active rear wing, and various carbon fiber components. Combining all these together, Lexus says the model offers "uncompromising grit".

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