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 |  Aug 10 2014, 9:10 PM

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Through social media, some stories have a life of their own. AutoGuide.com has compiled a list of this week’s most shared stories through Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

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 |  Apr 07 2014, 7:36 PM

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Do you want to know what the “F” in Lexus F stands for?

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 |  Jan 10 2014, 8:19 AM

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Hinting at what future developments may come from the Japanese luxury brand, Lexus today debuted a wild new LFA Code X model at the Tokyo Auto Salon with an even larger engine.

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 |  Dec 09 2013, 9:32 AM

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According to Haruhiko Tanahashi, the man behind the Lexus LFA, a new halo model for the Japanese automaker is already in development.

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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:00 AM

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The stories about Toyota and BMW’s joint sports car feasibility study have always revolved around the thought that Toyota would release a Supra successor, while BMW would finally replace its Z4 with a new, bigger model.  Continue Reading…

 |  Nov 01 2013, 8:01 AM

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Lexus will be invading the 2013 SEMA Show with a collection of customized IS vehicles, built by enthusiasts from all across America.

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 |  Oct 13 2013, 12:01 PM

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Interested in the Honda Accord hybrid? AutoGuide calls it the Japanese automaker’s first real hybrid model, and if you want to know why, watch our most watched videos of the week below.

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Lexus LFA Review and IS-F CCS-R Ride-Along – Video

Exploring the inspiration for F Sport

 |  Oct 09 2013, 2:22 PM

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Known for comfortable luxury, we take a look at the Lexus brand’s emerging focus on performance.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 8:01 AM

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At the 24 Hours of Nurburgring this year, Gazoo Racing’s Lexus LFA finished 37th overall and second in the SP8 class as tough weather conditions prevented the team from climbing further up the grid through the race.

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 |  Jul 31 2013, 8:32 AM

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Lexus will soon add a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as a step toward modernizing its powertrain selection. 

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 |  May 31 2013, 10:31 AM

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In December 2012, the last Lexus LFA, number 500 of 500 rolled off the assembly line, leaving many car fans wondering what’s next for the Japanese brand? While Lexus has been mum about the future of its supercar, the company released a new video saluting the advancements of the LFA, and the new driver-focused mantra of Lexus.

There’s very little noise more satisfying than the screaming V10 engine of the Lexus LFA, and fortunately this video’s soundtrack is littered with the brilliant exhaust note of the big engine. Putting out over 500-hp and having a redline at 9,000 rpm, the engine isn’t even the LFA’s most interesting component.

It’s mostly carbon fiber construction is made in house by Lexus using a carbon fiber circular loom, one of two in the whole world. The whole car is an out-of-the-ordinary excercise by Lexus, an automaker that used to be known for floaty luxury cars just ten years ago. However starting with the LFA it seems like the brand’s emphasis has switched into delivering brilliant driving experiences.

With many hoping another LFA is on the way, Lexus has insisted that the lessons learned from the LFA will translate into its future products. The factory which made the impressive supercar is yet to be shut down, with workers continuing to make parts for the 500 LFA owners out there.

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 |  Jan 23 2013, 4:32 PM

Toyota is set to enter its seventh consecutive 24 Hours of Nurburgring race, and competing this year will be a Lexus LFA and a GT86, both prepared by Gazoo racing. 

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 11:14 AM

The Lexus LFA production has ended, but the rumors of a convertible variant remain strong.

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 |  Jan 11 2013, 6:48 AM

Undoubtedly Toyota and its partners stole the show at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, with several vehicles built by Gazoo Racing garnering the the lion’s share of the attention.

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 |  Jan 01 2013, 8:57 AM

14. Acura ZDX


As 2012 winds to an end, AutoGuide looks back at all the vehicles that received the axe this year, some that will be missed, while others surely won’t be.

Starting it off is the Acura ZDX, a crossover that had a very tough time breaking into the market. Priced at around $51,815 including delivery, the ZDX was hardly a hot seller for the Japanese automaker, and it’s clear that Acura can’t wait to move forward from it.

 |  Dec 27 2012, 8:12 AM

Now that the final Lexus LFA has rolled off the production line, the Japanese automaker is turning its attention to the future in order to continue building excitement around the brand.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 9:01 AM

10. 2014 Porsche Cayman S


Make no mistake, this IS as much of a bucket-list as it is a dream list of cars. I’ve yet to drive many of these sublime examples of motoring, but if I was ever given the opportunity, I’d jump at it,  potentially re-scheduling a birthday party, religious holiday or anniversary to get a chance behind one of these vehicles. If (or until) these opportunities arise, I’ll have to just dream.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 7:22 AM

As the 500th Lexus LFA rolled off the assembly line, Toyota president Akio Toyoda visited the LFA Works at the Motomachi Plant in Japan to celebrate  the final LFA’s production.

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 |  Dec 17 2012, 6:49 AM

A car ten years in the making, after two years of production Lexus has completed building its final LFA supercar, marking an important end of the brand, as well as a new beginning.

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 |  Dec 04 2012, 1:24 PM

Lexus just offered up some early test drives of the Lexus IS in prototype form, and now the brand has confirmed that the car will debut during the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.

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 |  Nov 15 2012, 5:02 PM

Lexus will bring its eye-catching LF-LC concept to the Los Angeles Auto Show for its North American debut later this month.

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 |  Oct 31 2012, 12:41 PM

The extremely rare Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition is out in Las Vegas at the 2012 SEMA Show, surprisingly making its US auto show debut.

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 |  Oct 19 2012, 8:31 AM

Believe it or not, the Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition has never been seen at an American auto show. That will all change in the next few weeks however as the Japanese automaker is bringing its special edition LFA model to the 2012 SEMA Show.

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 3:01 PM

Back in August, Lexus announced its ‘Unleash the LFA‘ sweepstakes, where one lucky winner would get a trip to Salinas, California and spend a day at The Skip Barber Racing School before hopping into the LFA with professional driver Scott Pruett.

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