Lexus creates a fully drivable “origami inspired” cardboard car

To celebrate the skills of its craftspeople, Lexus has created a full-size, drivable cardboard replica of its IS sedan using 1,700 sheets of precision-cut cardboard. Each 10mm thick, the cardboard sheets had to be glued together by hand in sequence with a water-based wood glue, taking 10 minutes to set every time.

The project was carried out by LaserCut Works and Scales and Models using a digital 3D model of the sedan provided by Lexus, and took a total of three months to assemble. The cardboard replica was then mounted atop a steel and aluminum frame with an attached electric motor, thus allowing the car to be driven.

Lexus teases “The Heart Racing Project”, the world’s first car with a heartbeat

Coming soon from Lexus is “The Heart Racing Project.”

Created in collaboration with international advertising agency M&C Saatchi, the project is billed as “the world’s first car with a heartbeat” and will see the conceptual take on the RC F reflecting the driver’s heartbeat thanks to the implementation of biometric technology; by using a heartbeat monitor and sensors attached to the driver, the car can display the pulsating pattern via its exterior paneling.

Check out the teaser above and look for “The Heart Racing Project” to be revealed this Friday, July 24.

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Lexus unveils the LF-C2 concept car

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Lexus enters the compact crossover market with the new NX

 

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The familiar auto brand bring their first-ever compact crossover, NX,  to the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition for 2014. Lexus have always had a wide array of vehicles, but we have never seen anything quite like the NX. The crossover will be available in both turbo and hybrid models, and with an option for the NX Sport, with exclusive interior and exterior specs.
 
Keep an eye out for the official launch of this new vehicle on April 20.
 
 
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The all-new 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

 

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The Geneva Motor Show will  host the unveiling of Lexus‘s new RC 350 F Sport vehicle for 2015. Like the RC 350, the RC 350 F Sport features a 3.5-liter V6 engine tuned for performance in mind with the addition of F SPORT’s dynamic upgrades — Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) and the Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) system — that push the Lexus line closer to the needs of tuners and performance junkies.
 
Unique 19-inch F SPORT mesh alloy wheels in machine-finish and dark metallic paint help accentuate the details on this powerful Lexus vehicle.
 
 
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2015 Lexus NX

 

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Lexus has unveiled its all-new NX compact crossover automobile, strategically positioned to rival the BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA models. Seemingly inspired by the Lexus IS series, the bold design aesthetic is achieved via an array of sharp angles, the brand’s familiar spindle grille, a face lift at the headlights and LED taillights.
The interior sees clean lines throughout and features long stretches of luxurious leather, complemented with either metal or wood trims. Underneath the hood is an unprecedented 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which will be the first Lexus car equipped with a turbocharger. No word yet on the vehicle’s price point, however we understand that the 2015 Lexus NX delivery will include three models – 200t, 200t F Sport and NX 300h.
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Lexus RC 350 F

 

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The Lexus RC 350 F is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show this upcoming week, taking shades of its sibling the LFA supercar, the 350 arrives as a more approachable daily drive. Boasting a specially designed 5.0-liter V8 engine with rear-wheel drive, this forthcoming machine is a Sports model, meaning adaptive driving and an optional four-wheel steering system, decorated with dark metallic 19-inch F Sport mesh wheels and an exaggerated spindle grille.
Clocking in at 306 hp, the two-door RC 350 F joins 6 pre-existing F Sport models and two F models, the LFA supercar included, for Lexus’ high-performance bracket. The official introduction is slated for March 4, while a U.S. launch can be expected this Fall.
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2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport DeviantArt Edition

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The culmination of LexusDeviantArt design challenge, winner Rob Evans’s take on the 2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport was unveiled at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Built by VIP Auto Salon, the special creation incorporates a significantly wider and more badass body kit – based on Evans’s original sketches – with enormous wheel arches alongside 20″ Nutek rims equipped with Nitto Invo tires, Brembo brakes and a massive rear diffuser. Inside sit Takata Racing Drift Pro LE seats with carbon fiber trim appearing throughout the cabin. Since Lexus hasn’t released details of what exactly powers the concept vehicle, one can assume the Lexus IS 350 F Sport includes its standard 3.5-liter V6 engine – capable of 306 bhp, 277 lb-ft of torque, acceleration from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and a top speed of 143 mph.

Evans’s concept was crafted in just over 2 months’ time and was selected as the winning design amongst 25 total finalists.

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Lexus RC Coupe

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Ahead of this month’s Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus has revealed its RC Coupe: the first two-door from Toyota‘s luxury imprint – other than the high-powered LFA – since the demise of the ill-fated SC. Inspired by the LF-CC and LF-LC concepts, the RC’s exterior features a wide and low-sitting version of Lexus’s signature spindle grille, triangular headlamps with a unique three-lamp LED design, a bright and racy red color scheme and the option of deeply sculpted 10-spoke 19-inch or muscular five-spoke 18-inch wheels in black with platinum center caps. In terms of the interior, the four-seat cabin comes outfitted with contemporary ambient lighting and equipped with a Remote Touch Interface while the driver’s cockpit is divided into operational and display zones with a a seven-inch navigation screen and layered center console.

Although full specs have yet to be revealed – you’ll have to wait until the TMS for that – powering the standard RC350 is a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine while the RC300h boasts a 2.5-liter hybrid setup. Enjoy the first glimpses of the stylish RC Coupe and stay tuned for more information following the automobile’s official publish showing at this winter’s Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off November 23 and runs through December 1.

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