Toyota recreated 1989 ad

Toyota recreated 1989 ad

March 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Back in 1989, Lexus launched a commercial that emphasized the sophistication of the original LS 400 model, on the hood of which stood a tower with glasses of champagne, while it accelerated to 233 km / h.

Lexus celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, and to celebrate this, Toyota President Akio Toyoda recreated the famous spot using the latest LS 500 and adding some humor along the way.

This feat is still impressive, as it was then, although we should note that the original LS 400 had a 4-liter V-8, while the last LS 500 only had a V-6, namely a 3.5-liter engine with twin turbocharged. It provides power of 415 horsepower and a torque of 600 Nm. All-wheel drive system can also be added to the car.

In the future, however, such a feat may not be as impressive as Lexus hinted that it would eventually switch to smooth electric transmissions. Recall that last year the automaker also celebrated its 30th anniversary with the launch of the concept car LF-30 Electrified, an electric four-wheeled vehicle designed to showcase what Lexus might be like in 2030.