All posts by Tony Middlehurst

Metal Magic on the New Lexus IS

It’s not just Lexus IS design that makes other cars look even more ordinary. Here’s proof that beauty can be more than skin deep.

The Emotion-Meister

How do you substantiate a feeling? That’s the task given to Shuichi Ozaki, the engineering ‘Meister’ whose aim is to inject emotion and passion into Lexus vehicles.

Light fantastic

If you’ve ever pushed an empty wheelbarrow up a hill, and then a full one, you’ll know only too well the relationship between power and weight.

The LFA watershed

Most of us know a classic car when we see one, but what turns a car into a ‘superclassic’?

We meet the Colourmeister

A car might tick every dynamic, practical or economic box imaginable, but it will never be bought if one key element is wrong. Colour.

Doctor RX

Lexus RX Chief Engineer Takayuki Katsuta describes his relationship with the car he helped create.

The air apparent

We examine how seemingly inconsequential ‘slugs’ of rubber could become one of the most significant innovations in car handling and stability.