This Lexus EV Is Straight Out of a Sci-Fi Film

The Lexus LF-30 is a concept car with botha futuristic interior and exterior design and technology that is out of this world.
Written by Serena Aburahma
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Feb 20, 2022
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Lexus
is somewhat late to the party when it comes to electric models. So far, the only production model that's been announced is the Lexus RZ SUV. It will probably share a platform with the upcoming Toyota bZ4x, one of the many
new EVs planned for this year.
The electrified Lexus RZ definitely has some futuristic elements, but we wouldn't call it groundbreaking just yet. On the other hand, the Lexus LF-30 truly makes a statement in terms of design. It's just a concept model (for now), but we still can't get enough of its futuristic features.

Where does the Lexus LF-30 get its power?

HotCars
reports that the LF-30 has four electric motors in total, one for every wheel. This makes it more powerful than the majority of existing EVs, with 536 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque.
According to the official
Lexus
press release, it can hit 100 km/h (or 62 mph) in just under four seconds. By U.S. measurements, its top speed is 124 mph.
Additionally, its battery has a capacity of 110 kWh, giving it around 311 miles of range. That range would likely be adjusted anywhere from 50-100 miles lower when tested by the EPA.

Groundbreaking body design

Lexus hints that the LF-30's exterior design could be implemented on vehicles produced as early as 2030. The body itself has dynamic lines with sharp ends, and the wing-shaped rear headlights definitely have a sci-fi vibe. Instead of four windows, both sides have one long pane of glass.
The roof is also just a single massive glass panel. Lexus says that you can adjust the opacity of the windows for the sake of visibility and privacy. 
The comfortable bucket-style seats look straight out of a spaceship. Best of all, passengers can enter and exit in style using the gullwing doors.

Interior features included on the Lexus LF-30

Lexus plans to implement Advanced Posture Control on all of its EVs in the future. This unique program keeps the car's steering, electric motor, braking, and suspension optimized to fit any weather or road condition. It's a smooth experience from a driving standpoint, plus it keeps every component in peak operating form.
Naturally, the Lexus LF-30 comes equipped with Lexus's
self-driving platform
that includes Guardian and Chauffeur modes. In Guardian mode, the car uses facial recognition to make sure that the driver is always focused on the road. It also keeps the Advanced Posture Control technology activated as needed.
In Chauffeur mode, drivers can take their hands off the steering wheel for a fully autonomous experience. Using the steer-by-wire system, drivers can shift the wheel to the side completely during Chauffeur mode. Additionally, your Lexus LF-30 would have summoning functionality and the ability
to park itself
.
The Lexus LF-30 also comes with a customizable AI assistant. It makes individual profiles from the voices of each rider that frequently uses the car. It uses that information to keep records of their preferred driving controls, climate settings, and music choices.
The LF-30 is even compatible with the automaker's drone technology. Each vehicle would include an Airporter drone capable of autonomously carrying your luggage or groceries to your front door.

Would the Lexus LF-30 have elevated auto insurance rates?

Many people still steer away from electric vehicles for fear of paying big bucks for insurance. While it's true that most EVs have relatively costly premiums, they also have some benefits over their gas-powered counterparts. Their electric motors have fewer internal components than combustion engines, so there's less that can get damaged in collisions.
Still, even an electric car is unsafe to drive without a good insurance policy. When you sign up with
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