An entirely new double-joint multilink suspension system was required to maintain the vehicle's low profile and accommodate the available 21-inch wheels*—while delivering exceptional agility, accuracy and immediate steering response. A Lexus first, die-cast aluminum shock towers weigh almost half as much as steel and provide nearly double the rigidity. Forged aluminum upper and lower arms help reduce unsprung weight.
Each detail of the steering wheel is crafted to help improve the feel, enhance grip and reduce driver fatigue. Large magnesium paddle shifters with a meticulously engineered "click" feedback and outboard placement contribute to an intuitive, track-inspired driving experience.
Inspired by the LFA supercar and informed by demands of the daily commute, this is our most engaging Drive Mode Select yet.
Climate Concierge integrates climate controls with the heated and ventilated seating and is easily controlled by a single switch on the new Climate Concierge monitor. The system also offers a heated surface for the entire diameter of the leather-trimmed steering wheel, warming the driver's hands regardless of their placement.
The painstakingly crafted steering wheel is the result of countless hours of testing and track development with Lexus takumi masters. An ideal profile was achieved by measuring the distribution of palm pressure during circuit driving, then exhaustively manipulating the cross section for the perfect grip at various points along the wheel. The resulting elliptical shape provides optimal grip when cornering with high G-forces and allows for direct feedback from the suspension. Even the stitching of the leather surface was calibrated for enhanced grip and reduced fatigue.
Specially engineered for high-G cornering and circuit driving, Alcantara sport seats with eight-way power support are constructed with foam-injected bolsters to support the shoulders, pelvis and lumbar region. The high-back design took over 50 prototypes to achieve the ideal driving posture. Alcantara inserts offer enhanced traction, and textured leather trim grips the driver's back—even against significant lateral G-forces.
The distinctive pattern on the racing pedals doesn't only add bold styling to the interior. The size and position of the rubber pads are specifically designed to help grip your foot, lap after exhilarating lap.
Every Lexus is backed by a comprehensive warranty that should give you miles and miles of confidence. But in case you wanted to extend your peace of mind, you'll find a variety of plans available, including ones for longer-term care, one that covers accessories and another in the event of a total loss of your Lexus due to theft, fire or accident. Take a look below to learn more about your standard coverage, as well as additional coverage options.
The front-passenger seat is designed to detect whether the seat is occupied by an adult or a child, or is vacant. In case the system detects a child or empty passenger seat, the system prevents the passenger's front, side and knee airbags from being deployed. The front passenger's airbag features two chambers, creating an indentation in the center impact area that helps to provide occupant protection in a severe frontal collision.
To help you change lanes with confidence, the available Blind Spot Monitor is designed to detect and warn you of vehicles approaching or positioned in the adjacent lanes. And for added peace of mind, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert can help you when backing out of a parking space by notifying you of vehicles approaching from either side.
A Lexus first, a four-point pop-up hood system is designed to help enhance pedestrian protection while also maintaining a low hood design. Pedestrian protection sensors communicate with the airbag* sensor system in order to raise the hood in the case of a collision and increase the clearance between the hood and engine.
Make your presence known even before you arrive. The intelligent headlamp design employs striking LEDs that not only illuminate your path, but also give a brilliant, high-contrast impression. Housed in the aggressively low front fascia, these headlamps are a bold addition to the spindle grille. Inset daytime running lights (DRL) accentuate the design and can make your Lexus more visible to vehicles approaching from a distance.