Lexus has built an electric SUV for the racetrack

Lexus has built an electric SUV for the racetrack

It is ready great outdoors racetrack.
Photo: Lexus

If there is anything warmer than electric pickups at the moment it is about electric SUVs. Every car manufacturer is clamoring to come up with one what you actually want to buy so they can start moving towards their green goals. But how to make the electric blob stand out from the other electric blobs? Well, if you’re a Lexus, you need to be ready for the one place everyone takes their SUV: the racetrack.

That’s right, sensible car manufacturer Lexus He decided that what the world really needed right now was a special electric SUV with lower mileage, unique aero upgrades and full bucket seats. It’s very practical.

It was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show this week under the name RZ Sport Concept Take a look at the 2024 Nissan GT-R.

But let’s get back to RZ Sport. The concept was developed by Lexus and racing driver Masahiro Sasaki. Based on the standard Lexus RZ 450, the car takes the electric SUV and prepares it for a series of races that no one asked for. Or maybe they were our field was full of Jaguar I-Paces once. remember?

Photo of the rear quarter of the black and white Lexus RZ SUV concept car.

Two spoilers are always better than one.
Photo: Lexus

As such, it is equipped with powerful 150kW motors front and rear. This the normal car is switched on, which has an engine of only 80 kW at the back and 150 kW at the front. However, the concept comes with the same Direct 4 all-wheel drive found in the standard RZ.

The car has been lowered 35mm (about an inch) and features unique aero add-ons, including not one, but two rear spoilers. There’s also a pair of chunky hood scoops to keep your frunk nice and cool.

Additionally, the concept comes with larger tires and flared wheel arches to match the enlarged rubber. For those times when you have to race with the whole family, you have also equipped the Lexus race-ready bucket seats to the front and rear of the car. Good.

To finish off the racing car feel in style, Lexus finished the concept in white, which it calls Hakugi. Apparently, there are also blue accents to show off the “dynamic performance” of the electric vehicles.

So, what do you think about it? Is the hot SUV the hot hatch for this decade? And if so, will this concept do enough to tempt you into the electric side of driving?

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