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Orange is the new F (Sport)

Orange is the new F (Sport)

I’m sitting window on a CRJ200 to Palm Springs (CA) waiting for the crew to finish loading. I grab the American Way Magazine from the seat back in front of me and open to an anecdote on Sinatra and fashion. “Sinatra absolutely hated brown,” it said. “Orange was the happiest color,” he said.

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Lexus NX outfitted with tires made of real ice

Lexus NX outfitted with tires made of real ice

Lexus is working hard to forge a reputation for its art and automotive hybrid projects, first with a car featuring glow-in-the-dark paint that pulsated in rhythm with the driver's heartbeat, and then with a life-size exact replica of a sedan made entirely from cardboard. Oh, and don't forget their whole magnet-powered hoverboard thing. Now the Japanese carmaker is back with its new NX crossover, apparently trying to prove how "cool" it is by outfitting it with wheels and tires carved from actual blocks of ice.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo’s eccentric nature and distinct charm have filtered directly into the Tokyo Motor Show, and frankly we wouldn’t have it any other way. On Japan’s biggest stage, many of the world’s foremost automotive players have come to impress, discuss, and shape how we’ll interact and navigate our way around in the future. We braved the sauna-like conditions on the floor to bring you these buttery otoro bites.

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2016 Lexus GS F First Drive

2016 Lexus GS F First Drive

“Man, this is nice,” my driving partner says, as if a little surprised. We’re just seated inside the 2016 Lexus GS F, awash in colorful leathers, soft Alcantara, and crisp digital displays. While I’m trying to figure out how far we are from the Circuito de Jarama track, our destination for the day, 8:30a.m. traffic engulfs Madrid on the roads all around us.

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Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Lexus made a live-size IS sedan with laser-cut cardboard

Following Lexus' Hoverboard concept, and the RC-F with glowing, heartbeat-projecting paint, the car maker's latest art/technology project involves cardboard. A lot of cardboard, in fact. Down to the last detail, Lexus has created an exact replica of its new IS sedan using 1,700 pieces of laser-cut cardboard. The model even goes so far as interior details like the seats, steering wheel, and dashboard. Oh, and did we mention that it actually works?

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Lexus RC F 467hp V8 uses Atkinson cycle when cruising

Lexus RC F 467hp V8 uses Atkinson cycle when cruising

Lexus has rolled out the RC F performance car that packs a 5.0L V8 engine under the hood making 467hp. The F-tuned 5.0 V8 engine is mated to a close-ratio eight-speed Sports Program Direct Shift transmission and can be had with a torque-vectoring differential. The car was designed for owners who want to take their car to track days on the weekend and cruise in comfort during the week.

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Lexus RC series gains new engine choices with up to 306hp

Lexus RC series gains new engine choices with up to 306hp

Lexus has debuted its RC luxury sport series for 2016 and the biggest changes for the RC line from 2015 are new engine choices for 2016. The RC 350 is joined by the new RC 200t and the RC 300 AWD bringing some new options to the lineup. The RC 200t F Sport and the 350 RWD F Sport offer optional orange brake calipers for 2016 and a limited slip differential. RC 200t and RC 350 RWD buyers get performance dampers as standard.

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2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

2016 Lexus RX first drive – Best-seller goes bold

There's no arguing with quite how important the RX is to Lexus. The company credits it with kickstarting the "midsize luxury crossover segment" - that's fancy SUV to you and I - back in 1998, and since then over 1.2m have been sold. You could forgive Lexus for playing it safe, then, when it comes to refreshing the best-selling model in its line-up.

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2016 Lexus GS series gains 200t RWD model

2016 Lexus GS series gains 200t RWD model

The 2016 Lexus GS series has been unveiled at Pebble Beach and the line has a new model for 2016. That new model is the GS 200t with rear-wheel drive and a 2.0L turbo engine under the hood. That GS 200t turbo four makes 241hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy for the 200t is estimated to be 33mpg on the highway.

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