It’s not the most blacked-out car out there, but it’s dark.
The Lexus IS F Sport Blackline Special Edition is back for another around, and this time, it is available on rear- and all-wheel-drive variants of the IS 350, in addition to the IS 300 F Sport.
The package adds a black chrome front grille surround, black exterior mirrors, and unique 18-inch, split spoke wheels with a black vapor chrome finish. Three exterior colors are available: Obsidian, Ultra White, and Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0.
Inside, all models feature black-and-gray seats with Indigo Blue stitching on the knee pads, dash, and door trim. Indigo Blue accents can also be found on the heated wood steering wheel, door switch panels, and glove box.
The rear-wheel drive version of the IS 300 Blackline Special Edition is powered by a 241-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that’s mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, while the all-wheel model makes due with a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 with 260 hp, channeled to wheels by a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
Opting for the IS 350 F Sport Blackline Special Edition gets you a 311-hp, 3.5L V6 paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission for the rear-wheel drive model or a six-speed automatic transmission for the all-wheel drive version.
As with the 2019 edition, only 900 units of the 2020 Lexus IS F Sport Blackline Special Edition will be built for the United States. Prices start at $46,225, including the destination fees.
Lexus LF-30 Electrified Concept Supports A Baggage-Moving Drone
It has massive gullwing doors and in-wheel electric motors and supports a baggage-moving drone.
Lexus used the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show to showcase the LF-30 Electrified concept, its vision for an autonomous EV of the near future.
The brand’s ‘spindle’ styling direction influences not just the grille but also the window glass and fenders, while a pair of large gull-wing doors and the absence of B-pillars grant access to both the front and rear seats.
Inside, the front seats are said to provide the experience of a first-class airliner seat, while the rear seats boast ‘artificial muscle’ technology that conforms to the occupants. Next-generation interfaces include augmented-reality displays and gesture controls.
Lexus designed the LF-30 to work with a Lexus Airporter drone support vehicle that can autonomously carry baggage from a doorstep to the luggage area.
Power comes from four in-wheel electric motors that deliver a combined output of 536 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, allowing the car to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in just 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).
A massive 110-kWh battery that can be recharged wirelessly provides enough energy for 311 miles (500 km) of range according to the WLTP test cycle, which is approximately 280 miles (451 km) for the US EPA standard. It can be
The Lexus LF-30 is clearly a design study, but Lexus says its exterior design previews the styling of future electrified production vehicles.
2020 Lexus NX Black Line Puts On Bronze Wheels, Looks Menacing
The SUV is not completely black, but it’s probably the most sinister-looking Lexus SUV to date.
Lexus has unveiled the 2020 Lexus NX Black Line Special Edition, which features a unique bronze theme.
The NX Black Line Special Edition builds on the NX Premium Package, adding 18-inch bronze-finished wheels and color key over fenders, a black grille framed by a black surround, and black fog lamp housings.
Buyers can choose from only three colors: Eminent White Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl, or Matador Red Mica.
The bronze theme extends to the interior, where bronze stitching can be found on the center console, leather seats, door trim, floor mats and key gloves.
There’s also a black headliner, a heated steering wheel, and heated and ventilated front seats.
Only 2,000 units of the 2020 Lexus NX 300 Black Line Special Edition will be built, with pricing starting at $45,735, including the destination fees.
In related news, have you seen the Lexus NX with ice wheels? It’s pretty “cool”.
2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series Looks Great In Nori Green
Only 100 of units of this stunning Japanese sports coupe will be made for the United States.
Lexus has unveiled the 2020 LC 500 Inspiration Series, which trades the 2019 model’s flashy yellow hue for a coat of Nori Green Pearl paint. The stunning color is complemented by a set of two-tone 21-inch wheels and tires.
Inside, highlights include two-tone interior with 10-way power adjustable seats wrapped in aniline leather and door panels with Alcantara trim.
Power is provided by the same 471-hp, 5.0-liter V8 as the standard LC 500, mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It can launch the sports coupe from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds.
Finally, to make sure everyone knows how unique the 2020 Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series is, designers applied a custom sill plate to signify that it’s one of only 100 built for the United States. Do you like what your?
In other news, a convertible version of the LC 500 is on the way, and the LC Convertible Concept gives us a good idea of what we can expect.