See my final thoughts on this car after spending a few days in it here:

5.0L V8 471 Horsepower
398 lb-ft of torque @ 4,800 rpm
12.3:1 compression ratio
Four cam, four valves per cylinder, with dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
Certified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV III)

0-60mph 4.4 seconds
16/26 hwy/city 19 combined mpg rating
0.33 Aerodynamic Drag Coefficient
168mph top track speed

Six-piston monoblock aluminum calipers with 15.7-in two-piece ventilated discs (front). Four-piston monoblock aluminum calipers with 14.1-in two-piece ventilated discs (rear).

Four-wheel power-assisted discs with four-sensor, four-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

20-in split-10-spoke cast alloy wheels with front 245/45R20 and rear 275/40R20 run-flat summer tires

Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system, 2.8 turns, lock to lock

10-speed electronically controlled Direct-Shift transmission with magnesium paddle shifters

CONSTRUCTION Welded-steel and aluminum unibody
CURB WEIGHT 4,280 lb
HEADROOM (FRONT/REAR) 37.2 / 32.2 in
LEGROOM (FRONT/REAR) 42 / 32.5 in
HIP ROOM (FRONT/REAR) 54.1 / 43.7 in

-Filmed with the Sony FDRX3000 4K Action Camera
-Audio recorded with Roland CS-10EM Binaural Mics
-Zoom H2n recorder

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    • TheTopher

      Correction - transmission is a 10-speed, no idea why my mouth said 6-speed in this review. Lexus hasn't had a 6-speed performance offering in ages.

      about 2 years ago
    • teknown
      teknown In reply to TheTopher

      You said 6 speed and 8 speed in the video a lot.

      about 6 months ago
    • Joe S.
      Joe S. In reply to TheTopher

      @Jay S. To get that high gas milage rating with a n/a high compression v8. Prob at least 3-4 gears are overdrive gears.

      about 6 months ago
      DARK ENERGY In reply to TheTopher

      I love your car. I wish I can own one someday.

      about 9 months ago
    • Dönald Trümp
      Dönald Trümp In reply to TheTopher

      He did did say 8-speed right?

      about 9 months ago
    • Commander Shepard
      Commander Shepard In reply to TheTopher

      I believe Lexus uses those 4 extra gears in between the 6 regular ones to provide a smoother power delivery. At least it sounds like it.

      about 1 year ago
    • izzydagreat Rose
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      about 20 days ago
    • Uncle Pablo
      Uncle Pablo

      When a Japanese 5.0 v8 has more horsepower than the mustang 5.0 v8

      about 1 month ago
    • phm14

      "Nothing special about the drive train"? What other luxury GT has a NA V8? I'm trading my '18 911 for one of these...

      about 1 month ago
    • Philippe52

      what happens at 7:58 ? I hear the engine rpm decrease slowly, but the tach shows it instant

      about 1 month ago
    • leborde

      Is it me or is the chrome line of the A pillar really not aligned with the one of the door?

      about 1 month ago
    • wolfie99

      BMW Audi etc there are all for rich people who want to show off their wealth.. and Thier reliability sucks and maintainance is through the roof.. while lexus as already said in comments it dominates the compitetion in every aspect...

      about 1 month ago
    • Nasir Thompson
      Nasir Thompson

      I’m getting muscle car vibes

      about 1 month ago
    • weaselman24

      Rather this over the supra anyday

      about 1 month ago
    • Ghost Geist/Ichi Ayumi
      Ghost Geist/Ichi Ayumi

      Really is pushing the front. The wide open mouth design is why i.. cant see myself getting one

      about 1 month ago
    • o Rebelo
      o Rebelo

      I can’t believe it’s a production car looks like a concept car its gorgeous and the reliability of Lexus is amazing

      about 1 month ago
    • Tom Ludlow
      Tom Ludlow

      what watch are you wearing in this one my friend?

      about 1 month ago
    • Alex D
      Alex D

      As a corvette dude... i love these, looks so fun

      about 1 month ago
    • Ken Konard
      Ken Konard

      Looks like a grille with a car attached.

      about 2 months ago
    • J Martinez
      J Martinez

      Lexus is the most reliable brand out there. On top of that their new designs are breath taking. They have found the winning formula. :)

      about 2 months ago
    • J Martinez
      J Martinez

      Wow. This car makes Germany look like amateurs. LOL

      about 2 months ago
    • kosmosleha

      They should have called it "supra"

      about 2 months ago
    • Alex Nostalgic
      Alex Nostalgic

      I never noticed but you kind of sound like Joe Rogan

      about 2 months ago
    • Grand Slam
      Grand Slam

      This should have been the new supra

      about 3 months ago
    • Aleh Autushka
      Aleh Autushka

      great car shot on a bad camera)

      about 3 months ago
    • VOIP Portland
      VOIP Portland

      Like a slower, less fun F-Type R - but more comfy and luxurious. That isn't a put down. People prefer luxury over speed many times.

      about 3 months ago
    • Triparadox Clifford
      Triparadox Clifford

      I like how nobody complained about the gear shifter being like that but when it first implemented on Prius, everybody was just like, AARGHHHHHHH

      about 3 months ago
    • Manitou

      Easily my favorite car atm, the ultimate DD.

      Look forward to buying one in 5 years, if my LS430 is any indication.

      about 3 months ago
    • Craig Smith
      Craig Smith

      Too bad they geared and programmed the transmission wrong so it feels slow af. The Japanese have something against torque

      about 3 months ago
    • Adeel A.
      Adeel A.

      Nice pov lol

      about 3 months ago
    • Catalyst Reaction
      Catalyst Reaction

      What other Lexus models offer leather padded steering wheel? I like the “cockpit” of this model. Other models usually have plastic, unless it’s the ES class...

      about 3 months ago
    • TheSpiikki

      It looks cheap imho

      about 3 months ago
    • SychicGamer

      That sport plus mode has a mustang type of sound at certain points

      about 3 months ago
    • SychicGamer

      Toyota/lexus really have everything that this car’s made of but still outsourced to bmw to make the supra. They couldve literally made the new supra on this platform just like they made the mk4 supra on the sc300 platform

      about 3 months ago
    • Henning

      Overtaking on the right lane... if you would do that in germany, you'd be in jail within minutes or dead ^^

      about 3 months ago
    • TheTopher
      TheTopher In reply to Henning

      In the US it’s the passing lane 😂

      about 3 months ago