The new Lexus LF-Z Electrified is a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) concept vehicle that symbolizes the brand’s transformation by combining driving performance, styling, and advanced technology into a sleek package that could hit roads as soon as 2025. What sets it apart from conventional vehicles is its innovative four-wheel driving force control technology known as “DIRECT4”, which uses the instant responsiveness of an electric motor’s driving force to freely control a vehicle’s four wheels for extremely flexible driving performance.
Japan’s Tochigi Prefectural Police Department has just got a nice upgrade to its fleet in the form an Lexus LC 500. You won’t find this on the highways, but rather the Mobile Traffic Unit in an aim to help reduce traffic accidents as well as stop fleeing vehicles. It’s powered by 2UR-GSE 5.0-litre V8 engine generating 471 hp at 7,100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4,800 rpm, mated to a 10-speed Direct Shift automatic transmission.