Lexus Brought Carbon Fiber Race Cars And Nothing Else To Tokyo Auto Salon

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Last year at Tokyo Auto Salon, Lexus had a pretty large booth that mimicked some kind of Nordic dance club bar one might see in Oslo or Stockholm, all white and glass and steel, with flashing lights, dancers, and Lexus staffers in thin, crisp reflective suits. This year? Carbon fiber race cars. That’s it.

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I’m not complaining. That’s a lot of damn carbon fiber.

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Lexus’s contributions this year were the SUPER GT LC500 and the RCF GT 3. Not exactly things you can swing by your local dealer and pick up. While both were quite incredible, they didn’t give much of an indication as to what Lexus’s line-up is or would be, and wouldn’t be very helpful in making a purchasing decision.

But they sure were pretty.

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larsvargas
Lars Vargas was hoping 2020 would be quieter

But they sure were pretty.

I think we’ll simply have to agree to disagree on that one. The current Lexus design language is too fussy and overwrought for my tastes. These cars ratchet that up a few notches and not in a good way. (And yes, I know: racecar.) Even so, just ugh. I’m glad you were able to enjoy them.