26 April Fools - Lexus unveils ES850e F Sport Performance plug-in hybrid-electric hydrogen super-sports sedan

Cover for April Fools - Lexus unveils ES850e F Sport Performance plug-in hybrid-electric hydrogen super-sports sedan

Following article was published on April 1st and intended as April Fools' joke. There is no 750 horsepower Lexus ES coming any time soon.

The all-new Lexus ES850e is a supersedan designed to ditch the traditions of what a supersedan should be. While not as gas-guzzlery as a Hellcat or Blackwing, it also isn't a full-electric like a Tesla or Taycan.

It produces 755 horsepower and 1011 lb-ft of torque and all that power comes from a plug-in hybrid V8 displacing 5.0 liters. This is basically the big, much fatter brother of the IS500 F Sport Performance. This comes a day after the Toyota GR Yaris was unveiled.

Lexus has provided a claim of 2.9 seconds to sprint from 0-100km/h (60mph comes in just 2.5sec with rollout). Top speed is electronically limited to 186mph, and it can even complete the ¼mile in 9.9sec at 141mph.

2m ago by hostboy
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Aaron  2w ago

Anyone who thought this was real is a fool. @Hostboy literally made sure nothing in this article made sense.

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Cloxxki  1m ago

April fools posts should remove themselves within a week, methinks.
It popped up under another article and I was searching frantically. and kept being sent back here. Then I cared to check the date.

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Smosh8793  2m ago

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Cocobe  2m ago

despite it being an april fools thing...

those hp and performance numbers don't line up.

And a ES is a blinged up Camry, a FWD platform. Should have gone with the LS or something.

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Corvolet3  2m ago

When you talked so much trash about Lexus and knew this post has to be a joke:


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hostboy  2m ago

Lexus also plans to offer lesser versions of the 5.0-liter Yamaha-designed hydrogen V8 in the ES lineup, as well as a 3.5-liter V6 modified to offer solar power with up to a combined amount of 450 horsepower.

The full-on Lexus ES F will use a modified version of the 1.6-liter inline-3 utilized in the compact Toyota GR twins with eight small electric motors, two on each wheel.

Actually, in spite of being not the full 'F' model, it will in fact be much, much faster than that version. It is not even rivaling BMW M5; instead, it is rivaling Porsche 911 Turbo S Lightweight and to a lesser extent, McLaren 720S and Tesla Model S Plaid.

For as long as North America and Europe are ultrastrict on emission laws, electric versions of each Lexus model will be permanent, and all entry-level versions of the IS and ES sedans (such as those labeled below the 450 trim) will be fully electric.