Maximum power from the in-line three-cylinder 1.6-litre turbocharged engine has been increased to 280 DIN hp/206 kW, with a Torque of 390 Nm and there’s a new eight-speed GAZOO Racing Direct Automatic Transmission option with competition-standard rapid shifting.
The interior has been reworked with race car-inspired digital instrumentation and improved location of key controls and data sources.
Underneath there’s increased body rigidity, strengthened suspension and full-time all-wheel drive using selectable drive modes while a single “Circuit” specification version to be offered in Europe, with powertrain cooling package as standard.
Also at Tokyo, we were teased with the Lexus LBX Morizo RR Concept.
It’s powered by a turbocharged and intercooled in-line three-cylinder engine that delivers a maximum 300bhp/305 DIN hp/224 kW, driving all four wheels through an electronically controlled system and a Direct Shift eight-speed automatic transmission.
All key elements of the car (above) have been honed for performance, including packaging, body, suspension and tyres. To optimise aerodynamics, the development team applied technologies from the world of high-speed air racing.