This is the Lexus RZ, Lexus’s first fully electric model. Today I’m reviewing this Lexus RZ, and I’ll show you all the many quirks and features. I’m also going to get behind the wheel of the Lexus RZ and show you what it’s like to drive.Introducing the Lexus RZ 450e—an electric vehicle as only Lexus could imagine, and a bold step toward a fully electrified future.
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Built atop a dedicated battery-electric platform that offers instantaneous power and a low center of gravity, for an incredibly exhilarating drive. And crafted to the exceptional standards of luxury, reliability and personalized care that continue to set Lexus apart.
A vision of things to come, the RZ 450e boasts an exterior that ushers in a new Lexus aesthetic and establishes a new design direction for future electrified offerings. The signature Lexus spindle grille is replaced by a Spindle Body which focuses on aerodynamic efficiencies, optimized proportions and style.
The front cockpit’s design advances the human-centered philosophy of Lexus. Inspired by the tazuna reins favored by traditional Japanese equestrians, the steering wheel features switches that are precisely synced with the available Head-Up Display, creating a space where drivers can control various functions such as navigation, audio and Drive Mode Select while still concentrating on driving.The Lexus’s powertrain is a more powerful dual-motor setup that’s good for 308 horsepower. The luxury brand calls this powertrain Direct4, which offers standard all-wheel drive.