Sun-kissed cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The salty spray of waves bordering a lush, rolling fairway. A parade of Lexus vehicles winding along the rugged Big Sur coastline, hugging the asphalt of Highway 1 as they journey to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
For 70 years, the celebrated Pebble Beach Golf Links in California has served as the backdrop for the world’s premier celebration of the automobile – Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The fairway is closed to golfers for one day each August and instead houses hundreds of cars, old and new. Guests can hear the steady rumbling of a 1930s convertible amid the subtle hum of a modern sports car. A car lover’s dream, this annual event draws auto enthusiasts from around the world for a celebration of design and craftsmanship. Vehicles of every variety line the links, and guests sporting suits and extravagant hats navigate the displays. Visitors picnic on the greens lining the pebble-strewn beach, watching the sun set over the ocean.
On display at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will be several of Lexus’ latest ground-breaking designs.
A Smooth Swing
All-new for 2022, the Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition is a true showstopper with its Matte Black BBS wheels and exclusive Incognito exterior paint. With its naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine with 472 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft of peak torque, it appeals to any driver that craves speed. The new IS 500 Launch Edition features a serialized badge and a Black and Gray Ultrasuede-trimmed interior that combines performance and luxury.
Racing fans will raise a glass to the Vasser Sullivan No. 12 Lexus RC F GT3, a bullet-fast race car and the second-place winner of the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race. Guests will get a chance to view the high-speed vehicle that spurred its drivers to silver. Guests will get a chance to view the high-speed vehicle that spurred its drivers to silver.
Auto enthusiasts will also be dazzled by the 2021 RC F Fuji Speedway Edition, a light-weight and speed-focused car. This powerful vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and features a stunning 472 horsepower. With only 60 units built, the 2021 RC F Fuji is an exclusively fast car.
A Brand-New Innovation
For those tech-forward guests searching for their next collectible, the all-new 2022 Lexus NX and LF-Z Electrified Concept create a space for electrified cars in the luxury market. The NX combines practicality with grandeur, and the LF-Z Electrified Concept provides a glimpse into the future of electric cars.
The all-new NX, an innovation in the world of automobiles with the first Lexus 2.5L plug-in hybrid and a 2.4 turbo gas model. With the expansion from two powertrains to four, the NX offers two gas and two hybrid options for guests who enjoy performance and fuel economy. With an available 14-inch touchscreen and the all-new Lexus Interface infotainment system, this luxury crossover does not compromise on technology and function.
As conceptual battery electric vehicle, the LZ-F Electrified Concept fuses future electric technology and vehicle motion control technologies to evolve driving performance in a way that connects the driver with the vehicle.
Precision and Purpose
As the soft summer breeze sweeps across the fairway, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is well-equipped for the occasion. This convertible’s sturdy frame and low-to-the-ground build make it perfectly suited to hug the curves leading along the Monterey Peninsula to Pebble Beach. Its stunning design is further accented by an innovative soft top that can be lowered in about 15 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.
Inspired by the design of an aircraft, the 2021 LC 500 Inspiration Series glides effortlessly down the road. Its carbon fiber roof and obsidian exterior allow this car to embody a speeding bullet. At 471 hp and 398 lb.-ft. of peak torque along with a 0-to-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds, the new LC 500 might as well be a sleek private jet.
A Classic Reinvented
The 2022 LS 500h with AWD offers a twist on a classic sedan. Along with its updated exterior, this new model modernizes the 1989 LS with both Advanced Drive and Advanced Park. This advanced driving assistance technology, dubbed Lexus Teammate, is the first of its kind available in the U.S. lineup.
An exclusive automotive experience that celebrates timeless luxury, craftsmanship and innovation, Lexus and the Concours d’Elegance have a shared history and vision.
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Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition
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Lexus RC F GT3 Vasser Sullivan
Originally published August 12, 2021