What can be said about Japanese cars? In my opinion, most people will agree that if we have to describe them with one word, luxury will be our last thought. However, during the last twenty-five years one brand has managed to distinguish itself and design a car that can not only be seen as a luxury product but it actually stands for one. The brand I’m talking about is Lexus.
Despite the fact that Lexus is somehow a newborn brand, in recent years it succeeded in conquering the North American and Asian market. That is something that not many brands can boast about. What is more, Lexus is going onto the next level.
Recently, the brand released the news about its first Concept Sport Yacht.
Two years – that was the time needed to finish this astonishing project. Marquis Yachts the makers of Marquis and Carver Yachts has partnered with Toyota Motor Corporation’s Marine Department to engineer and build a prototype, concept boat with a luxury mission worthy of the Lexus brand. The result is a one-of-a-kind, bespoke 42-foot open sport yacht that applies the Lexus design language to a maritime concept.
In details, the result is – elegant, stylish and aggressive sport yacht. With its twin 5.0L V8 engine pulled from the RC F coupe, developing 440 horsepower each, the V8s can propel the yacht to a top speed of 77 km/ph (49 mph). The captain controls everything through a touchscreen controls that are available on the screen, including GPS, surface radar and underwater sonar.
Passengers are treated in total luxury through a cabin decked out in leather, glass and wood. There is also a lounge area with a couch and TV, and of course modern amenities like 4G WiFi. The gallery includes a stove, sink and refrigerator while the head includes a shower.
On the question “Do you think you will dive into the boating business”, the vice president of Lexus International Yoshihiro Sawa answered “For the Lexus Design Center this project has been very exciting. The effort is valuable to us as it stirs our creative energies and pushes our imagination to design and lifestyle possibilities outside of the automotive realm we know well.” He added “That is just a concept of a sport yacht so it will remain a concept.”
So, despite the general conception of this manufacturer of cars, what more surprises can we expect?