buying Lexus Revives the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition for 2022
2022 Lexus IS500 Prototype First Ride: Yep, It’s Got a V-8
Those of you waiting for the Lexus IS F sport sedan to return … keep waiting. And we don’t mean that in a vague, open-ended sense. While Lexus has no official plans to bring back the eight-cylinder track-ready F version of its compact IS sedan, it is about to release something that’s at least 90It is basically an IS350 F Sport model with the old IS F's 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V-8 engine in place of the 3.5-liter V-6. Given how today's IS descends directly from the previous-generation model—whose lineup included a full F—the IS500 is kinda, sorta, a new IS F. Having just ridden in a prototype IS500, the capital-F feels are certainly there.
Theis back for another model year, tempting buyers with its almost anachronistic, big naturally aspirated V-8 engine. Most of its competitors have switched to forced induction, which has both its pros and cons, but the RC F continues to keep things old-school. The engine sounds killer, and it's wrapped in striking bodywork draped over what's truly a very capable junior grand tourer. In other words, we're pleased the RC F is back for 2022. It also gets some minor but noteworthy updates for the new model year.
The headliner is the return of the, which debuted last year and was limited to 60 units. Well, apparently the model garnered enough interest for a redux, as another 50 units are going to be available for 2022. This time, instead of a choice between Cloudburst Gray and Arctic Blast Satin white, the Fuji will only be available in Electric Surge, a sharp-looking blue also finished in matte-like satin. The contrasting hood returns, as well.
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback Teased Shadily, Reveals Sleeker Form
Ahead of its global premiere, the all-new 2022 Honda Civic hatchback is being dangled in front of us. Honda released a teaser image of the five-door version of the 11th-generation Civic sedan, and the latest iteration of the popular compact hatchback will officially debut during a virtual concert event later this month. Based on theBased on the partially concealed side profile photo, in which the new Honda Civic hatchback is backlit by a sunset or sunrise, we can make out its more refined body. It now has a straight beltline that stretches from the rear quarter panel all the way into the nose, much like the sedan.
Now, the RC F is a heavy vehicle, which is part of what prompted Lexus to build thea couple of years back. That special edition managed to shave 177 pounds of mass from the vehicle by way of extensive use of carbon fiber and a sweet-sounding titanium exhaust system. Last year's Fuji adopted the Track Edition's weight-savings features, and the 2022 Fuji does as well. Lexus doesn't quote a curb weight, but let's assume it benefits from the same 177-pound diet of the Track Edition. Stopping power is enhanced by Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes. Lexus claims all the weight savings help the RC F Fuji Speedway Edition shave just over 0.2 second from the run-of-the-mill RC F's 0-60 mph time.
The 2022 Rivian R1T Is the Most Remarkable Pickup We’ve Ever Driven
The 2022 Rivian R1T is the first mass-produced electric truck to hit the U.S. market, but that’s hardly the most interesting thing about it. Its electric powertrain notwithstanding, the R1T is unlike any pickup we’ve ever driven—part truck, part sport sedan, and 100 percent amazing. It’s been speculated that pickup buyers are too conservative to embrace electrification, but after our first drive in a pre-production Rivian R1T, both on-road and off-, we think this is the electric truck that will turn them into believers.
Inside, the Fuji Speedway Edition includes two-tone Alcantara trimmed seats and blue carbon-fiber trim pieces. There's also a serialized number plate to highlight the relative scarcity of the model.
As for the rest of the RC F line, there are no notable changes save a set of updated 19-inch wheels. The RC F goes on sale later this month.
Fisker Dangles Ocean EV SUV Interior Breakthroughs Ahead of Full Reveal .
California-based EV startup Fisker will be showing the production version of its flagship model at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show. The fully electric Ocean compact crossover will launch in late 2022 with a starting price of $37,499 and is claimed to deliver an estimated 250 to 300 miles of driving range. In a recent discussion with co-founder and CEO Henrik Fisker and senior director of interior Nadya Arnaout, Fisker shed some light on the Ocean's interior design and customization options and what we can expect to see at the auto show unveiling.