Friday, March 09, 2018

Automotif CXLV...

I think this is one of the best-looking designs of the '90s. It's a shame it was replaced with that godawful-looking pumpkinseed of a droptop.

The styling, which is super simple and clean at first glance, is loaded with little Easter eggs. Notice how the angle of the stylized "L" in the Lexus logo is repeated over and over in everything from the angles of the headlamps and window corners to corners of the fog lamps and the lines where the styling creases on the hood terminate at the front bumper.

The ten-spoke wheels were only on the cars with the 3-liter six cylinder, which was also available with a manual transmission. Yes I absolutely would drive one of these, even in plush-bottom 4.0 V8 and automatic transmission configuration. This would be a hella good roadtrip car.