2014 Lexus IS350 Sport: Grill Of A Lifetime

Catch a first look at the new Lexus IS350 from the front and you might be more startled than a guy noticing the Clippers’ record. It’s the grill that jolts you, and your humble author believes it’s a good kinda jolt. This vast spindle grill is as bold as it is wide, and then when you notice the L-shaped daytime running lamps, you begin to see how Lexus is willing to roll the dice a little. The Sport version comes with a 3.5-liter V6 that’s expected to churn out more than 300 horsepower. Look for the IS at dealers in June.

Lexus LF-LC Blue Concept

Excuse me while I wipe myself down over here. Perhaps it’s because I have a thing for the color blue, I dunno, but for my two-cents, the LF-LC Blue Concept ($TBA) is one of the most aesthetically amazing vehicles ever to grace my monitor. The sinewy sleek profile contains plenty of carbon fiber and aluminum alloy, and the daring “L” shaped lights have me giving this thing the nod over anything I saw in the Dark Knight movies. Under the hood, you’ve got an Advanced Lexus Hybrid Drive and an Atkinson cycle combustion engine with a high-energy battery pack that turns out 500 hp. Dual 12.3-inch LCD screens and a Tron-esque interior give away the fact that this is indeed – siiigh – still very much a concept car.

2012 Lexus LFA

No cup holders. The 2012 Lexus LFA has no cup holders and it doesn’t… even… care.  Why?  Well let’s start with the 4.8 liter V10 engine that hammers out 552 horsepower and 354 foot-lbs of torque.  That kind of chutzpah results in the LFA doing 0-60 in 3.6 seconds.  Yes, we said 3.6 seconds–or the approximate time it takes for you to let out a solid burp.  You let out gas from your digestive track, and the LFA just went from park to the passing lane.  With a carbon fiber body and a top speed of 202 mph, the LFA is in the stratosphere of modern day rides, and it’s priced accordingly at $375,000.  So, still worried about a spot for that can of Mr. Pibb?