The Japanese Forgot How To Build A Sporty Luxury Sedan

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/22/13 9:28am 10/22/13 9:28am

Lexus IS Mystery Solved: It Was An Endurance Racer In Germany With The …

Remember that mystery Lexus IS circling the ring last week? Due to the camo, guesses as to what it could be ranged from a new hybrid to a mid-cycle refresh. Turns out that the most obvious answer was right: it's a race car. Those questionable hood bumps were merely an illusion created by the camouflage. This is the… » 5/12/08 11:00am 5/12/08 11:00am

Mystery Lexus IS: Turbo? Hybrid?

Let the Nürburgring mysteries continue! Today's super secret car out testing on the 'ring is clearly a Lexus IS, but the intel from our spies at BridgeToGantry is limited at the moment. Under that camo, there's some sort of faded paint job inspired by a '70s custom van which leads us to believe the car may be displayed… » 5/08/08 4:20pm 5/08/08 4:20pm

Lexus IS Convertible Spied Testing in Germany?

One of the posters at Club Lexus managed to get their hands on a scan from some unknown German magazine with a shot of what is purported to be a Lexus IS convertible in light camouflage. The claimed horsepower numbers range from 177 to 423 horsepower, which covers the IS from the entry-level diesel (in Europe) to the » 2/26/08 9:30am 2/26/08 9:30am

Team Lexus Entering ALMS GT2 With Lexus IS 350 GT2

Hoping to put the Man back in the American LeMans series, Lexus released pictures of their new Panoz-fighting Lexus 350 GT2. Powered by a V6 that should generate more than 470 horsepower, the new Lexus hopes to compete with the likes of the M3, Viper Competition Coupe, Ferrari F430 GT and eventually the upcoming Aston… » 1/08/08 10:15am 1/08/08 10:15am